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The Experience

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.

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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.

Educational groups
Special Interests groups
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)


Features one queen and one single bed and has a private bathroom.  This is the largest room in Casa Grande and offers views of the Sea, the jungle and the canal.


So called because the howler monkeys often congregate in the huge trees just outside the window.  It features 2 single beds and a private bath.


A beachfront bungalow with two separate bedrooms, a living area and private bath.  The second bedroom has bunkbeds and the main bedroom features one queen bed. 


Features one double bed, a private bath and a view of the Sea.


Features one queen and one single bed and a private bath.

Enjoy and help at the same time. A visit to Pacuare Reserve is a great way to support our work and to be a part of conservation in action.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

Optional activities and tours

Visit to the John Denham

Information Center

Nightly Marine

Turtle Census

Daytime -Forest Hike

Wildlife Hike

Workshop on local crafts:

become an artist for a day

Introduction to the Marine Turtle Monitoring Program and the Research Protocol

Morning Marine

Turtle Census



Caribbean cuisine


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Heredia, San Rafael
Tel. 4000-1557


Matina, Limón
Tel. 4000-1557

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Pacuare Reserve is under the stewardship of Ecology Project International (EPI), a non profit organization.