Due to the COVID-19 pandemic things are different then normally in Costa Rica. Despite the low population density at and around the project location we have taken some precautions to minimize the risks of infection.
Because our accommodations are widely spread and we have more than enough space it is possible to keep the 1.5m distance from each other. We will allow a smaller amount of people at the project so we can keep this save distance.
But beside some restrictions we are happy to tell you that you are more than welcome to join our research program if you meet the program requirements and have no symptoms of COVID-19. Costa Rica welcomes international tourists and visitors, the air borders are open since November 2020. Please keep in mind that there are some medical insurance restriction you have to take into account before entering the country. Details about this can be found here.
Yes, the foundation owns and protects its own reserve (131 hectares). This reserve has no permanent residents. The research project is part of a 9 hectare parcel, at about 3 kilometers from the reserve. This is the place where the accommodations are, and where we work, sleep and eat together. At the project we organize visits to the reserve, for example to do research or to plan walks for visitors.
There is no wifi at the project. It is possible however, to buy a sim card ($2) and use a 3g-connection. The connection at the project varies a lot, but overall it isn’t very good. The best connection you will have with a Movistar sim card.
Yes they can. For 2 dollars you can buy a sim card with a Costa Rican phone number and internet. The connection at the project varies a lot, but overall it isn’t very good. The best connection you will have with a Movistar sim card.