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Discover The Costa Rica Rainforest

Smaller than Virginia state, this country is home to about 5% of the living organism of the planet. Costa Rica has an awe-inspiring biological diversity, with species in numbers exceeding those of much larger countries.

From Monteverde
Online Experience
1 Hour
North America
Upto 10 people
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Get immersed in the beauty and characteristics of the tropical rainforests in Costa Rica
  • See some examples of particulars interactions between plants and animals, and surviving strategies
  • Insights into the interactions of native communities and locals in connection to the forest from an expert naturalist
Description

Costa Rica has an awe-inspiring biological diversity, with species in numbers exceeding those of much larger countries. Smaller than Virginia state, this country is home to about 5% of the living organism of the planet. Within the country, one of the most diverse ecosystems is in the rainforest; for this reason, I would like to take you on a virtual tour to a protected reserve and get immerse in the beauty and characteristics of the tropical rainforests, including the stratification or ''Layers" of growth, as well as the soil structures.
We will see some examples of particulars interactions between plants and animals, surviving strategies, adaptations for the rain abundance, plant struggles for light, dealing against herbivory and predation, representative species (Hopefully) pollination, and seed dispersion.
In Costa Rica, presently, there are eight indigenous groups. They have been interacting with the rainforest for centuries. And, they had provided a good amount of knowledge regarding the ethnobotanical and their relationship with native animals as part of socioeconomic. Also, I will share some aspects regarding the interactions of native communities and locals in connection to the forest.
The rainforest around the world is highly endangered, and its degradations provoke an uncertain future that is waiting for us around the corner. Therefore, it is essential to raise awareness of the different issues witnessed as along we enjoy its endless beauty.

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 25 USD per screen OR as a private session for 100 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Jose Ivan Castillo Gomez

I am a Costa Rican naturalist and an avid birder. I have trained as a naturalist at the Organization for Tropical Studies La Selva Biological Research Station and have a sustainable tourism management degree from Costa Rica’s state university system. My passion for nature developed early while growing up in the lowland rainforests of Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. So it comes as no surprise that Neotropical fauna and flora are what I love and knows best. I have spent more than a decade leading ecotourism travellers and educating them on the ecosystems of my home region.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.