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The Reserve

Photo: Batsú Estudio

- Leatherback turtle nesting beach -
- Marine Turtle conservation program -
 - Protected habitat for over 2,500 species -
 - Agami Heron nesting site -

Pacuare's coastline is hugged by dense rainforest. What was once logged for timber or grazed by cattle is now a protected home for a wide variety of wildlife – more than 32 species of mammal, including jaguar, ocelot, three species of monkeys, and many reptiles call Pacuare home.


With beach, forest, canals and freshwater habitats, Pacuare is also home to a wide variety of birds – we currently have 253 species listed! The rare and beautiful Agami heron nests in a small lagoon within the Reserve. It is the only nesting site in Costa Rica and one of only a few accessible nesting sites in the world.


Our main trail (also a bicycle path), runs the length of the Reserve through the forest behind the beach. Other shorter trails lead to areas of special interest, making observation of our incredible array of flora and fauna easy and enjoyable.

Pacuare Reserve does not have electricity, but there is limited solar power in certain public areas. For safety reasons it is not permitted to swim in the sea, the lagoon or the canals.

Where are we?

Pacuare Reserve is located between Tortuguero and Limón, on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. The Reserve is surrounded by canals and the sea, and is only accessible by small boat.

A - Where are we
A - Our Staff
Our staff
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Claudio Quesada

Research and Conservation Coordinator


Esteban Lobo

Community Outreach and Reservations Coordinator


Jenny Castro

Sales and Reservations Assistant

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Luis Diego Molina

Development & Communication Assistant

Melissa Segura

 Latin America Development Supervisor

At Pacuare Reserve

Eylen Zuñiga

Pacuare Reserve Manager


Hayi Valverde

Beach Coordinator

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Michael Knight

Operation Assistant


Karol Cano

Operations Coordinator

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Eduardo Rangel

Operation Assistant

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Dessire Sánchez


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Pedro Morales


 Eder Zeledón

Ecolodge Operative Assistant

Seasonal staff
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Johannis Cortés,

Virginia Navarrete 

Dayana García

Cooking Team

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Christian Ortega

Carlos Gómez

Rafael Salazar, Yader Parrales, Jeffrey Jiménez

Security Team

A - Our Partners
Our Partners
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Partner with us!

We are always looking for the best partners to co-develop interesting initiatives. From joint research programs to commercial partnerships - we are interested in hearing from you.


Contact our Reserve Manager at

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