Imagine a place hidden in a dense jungle forest along the Caribbean Sea, a quasi-island surrounded by the ocean and canals. You can only get there by boat. A place with no electricity and where howler monkeys, egrets, herons and kingfishers herald your arrival. No crowds, no traffic, no luxury .. all left behind for the unique chance to experience raw nature, to be a part of something great, to observe, to learn and maybe teach some. On the beach, you may notice a small group quietly gathering data from a nesting leatherback turtle. Or you may see an instructor leading students into the forest to observe a certain species of bird. The only other people here are the reserve staff,instructors, biologists, students, volunteers or another likeminded visitor or two. This is your Pacuare Reserve experience. Your chance to be a part of our efforts. Your chance to live and feel the power of shared passion for conservation in action.
Take a look at the reserve from the sky
Ways to visit Pacuare Reserve
We love to share the Pacuare Reserve experience with visitors. Below you will find more detailed information on the different ways you can visit the Reserve. Visiting us is a great way to support us. All proceeds go straight back to the Reserve and help us to continue our work and conservation projects.
Casa Grande Ecolodge
For visitors who wish to live the Pacuare Reserve Experience but long for a bit more comfort, Casa Grande Eco Lodge offers private and pleasant accommodations. The Eco Lodge is comprised of Casa Grande and Casa Baulas. Casa Grande is a timber structure with 3 guest rooms and a common living area. The huge balcony offers views of the sea, the lagoon and the canals while the wildlife in the surrounding jungle presents a concert of nature sounds and chants. Casa Baulas is a separate beachfront bungalow with two bedrooms and a small living area: ideal for families with children.
Our rates include
Boat transportation from a dock near Matina
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Training on the protocol of the marine turtle monitoring program (March - August)
Visit to the John Denham Welcome Center and introduction to the Reserve’s natural history
Participation in a turtle census
Daily jungle hike with staff
Visit to the Agami Heron Sanctuary (May – September)