Pacuare Reserve (Costa Rica)
EPI and Pacuare Reserve have a long history together. EPI ran its very first course in 2000 at the Reserve and have been running sea turtle ecology courses there every field season since. In 2016, Pacuare founder John Denham gifted the Reserve to EPI, and we became its next stewards. Once logged for timber, grazed by cattle, and threatened by encroaching plantations, Pacuare is now a protected haven for thousands of species, including the vulnerable leatherback sea turtle, threatened jaguars, and the rare Agami heron.
Pacuare Reserve is made up of 2,500 acres of tropical rainforest and 4 miles of beach on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The grounds include a North and a South station, sleeping barracks for more than 50 environmental education participants, two dining halls, an education center, miles of rainforest trails, and on-site live-in staff. At the South Station, you'll also find La Casa Grande, a three bedroom, two bathroom stilted home built for Eco-Tour visitors that sits in a quiet area just off the beach.
Please contact our main Costa Rica office for information on Pacuare Reserve:
P.O. Box 82-3015
Calle La Saca, San Rafael
Heredia, Costa Rica 40501