University of Georgia marks 7 years of educational programs at Veragua Rainforest

by Shannon Farley In addition to groundbreaking scientific research and day tours that introduce tourists to a complete Costa Rican rainforest experience, another specialty of Veragua Rainforest Eco-adventure are educational programs for high school and university students. Recently, a group of University of Georgia students visited the Veragua Foundation for Rainforest Research along with Professor […]

Veragua Rainforest joins Costa Rica´s Stop Animal Selfies Campaign 

by Shannon Farley Costa Rica is known for being home to some of the world’s cutest animals, like sloths and monkeys. Lately, though, more and more tourists are trying to take Instagram selfies posing with these wild animals. So, the Costa Rica Tourism Board and the Ministry of Environment and Energy launched a campaign at […]

Meet the new face of Veragua Rainforest

by Shannon Farley Costa Rica’s world image is of breathtaking green rainforests, beautiful beaches, exciting adventures … and smiling sloths hanging out in trees. Meet Veragua Rainforest’s new logo mascot – the sloth! You can spot a sloth nearly every other day in the Veragua Rainforest, so it is only natural that this friendly arboreal […]

Veragua Rainforest awarded the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame!

Veragua Rainforest has been accepted into the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses, restaurants and tourism attractions worldwide that deliver dependably great service. The award is given to only the top 10% of the businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews over the past year. […]

The most recent studies on mammals and plants at the Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica

The Foundation for Rainforest Research (Veragua Foundation) is pleased to announce the most recent studies on mammals and plants at the Veragua Rainforest in Costa Rica. Mammologist Diego Salas has been documenting the value of the Veragua Rainforest private reserve as a refuge for the conservation of a diverse community of mammals. Data that has […]

Get to know Veragua Site Manager Daniel Torres

By Shannon Farley When Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure was honored with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame last month, it was an incredible vote of confidence to the dedicated staff, most of whom have been working with the company since it opened in 2008. At the helm of operations day in and day out over the past 12 […]

Famous nature photographer Filip Kulisev visits Veragua Rainforest

by Shannon Farley Veragua Rainforest was honored recently with a visit by famous Slovak photographer and explorer Filip Kulisev. Kulisev has released his beautifully artistic photographs of the Veragua Rainforest, taken on a rainy day in December 2018. He vividly captures the amazing colors and textures of the rainforest vegetation taken from varied perspectives. He catches a […]

The fascinating Harvestmen of Costa Rica

by Shannon Farley They might look like spiders with their eight very long legs, but they are completely different animals. Harvestmen – often called daddy longlegs – are interesting arachnids that belong to the taxonomic order Opiliones, while spiders belong to the order Araneae. They are relatives of spiders, scorpions, and ticks, which are also arachnids. […]

A beetle that deserves a Happy Mother’s Day!

by Shannon Farley Our mothers are one of the most important and influential persons in our lives. We wouldn’t be here without them! In general, they spend a lot of time caring for and raising us. In the animal kingdom, how much time mothers spend with their offspring varies radically. On the high end of […]