Climate change highlights new Veragua Rainforest educational programs

New educational programs at Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica involve students, volunteers and visitors in climate change studies to help the planet. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey that left a wake of destruction across eastern Caribbean islands, Texas, Florida and at least a half-dozen other U.S. states, climate change is on everyone’s minds. A team of biologists at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure in Costa Rica, collaborating with the University of Costa Rica, are using climate change studies of tropical biodiversity to help Costa Rica...

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Fantastic butterfly types in Costa Rica amaze at Veragua Rainforest

With more butterfly types in Costa Rica than in all of North America, you can easily see amazing rainforest life in places like the Butterfly Garden at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park. Not only is Costa Rica home to remarkable biodiversity, new species are discovered all the time in the Central American nation.   Butterflies are one of the more plentiful species of wildlife in Costa Rica. Approximately 17,500 species of butterflies exist in the world, according to the Smithsonian Institute. Of those, there are about 1,251 butterfly...

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Frog Research in Costa Rica Fascinates the World

Find out all about fascinating frog research in Costa Rica on the one day tour at Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park by the Port of Limon.

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Frog research at Veragua Rainforest helps with climate change

Studies by Costa Rican biologists at Veragua Rainforest help Costa Rica act under the Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change. According to Costa Rican biologist José Salazar Zúñiga, the harbinger of serious climate change on the planet is frogs. “The principle group that measures any climate change is the amphibians, because they absorb any chemicals by their skin. Rain cycles affect frogs’ reproductive cycles. Some frogs only reproduce one or two times per year, usually in rainy season and with a full moon....

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Discover unique animals and plants of the Costa Rica Caribbean region

On a tour at the amazing Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure Park, you can see unique animals and plants of the Costa Rica Caribbean region. The weather patterns in the Costa Rica Caribbean region are so vastly different from the rest of the country, that they have created distinct ecosystems that vary greatly in plants and animals. “Trees and plants in the Caribbean never lose their leaves during the year like in the Pacific and Central Valley regions. Everything stays green in...

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