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Climate & Location

 

Climate

 

While temperature variation is slight year round, daily temperatures can fluctuate from 19°C (66°F) to 31°C (88°F). The climate is tropical wet, with an average annual rainfall of 4 meters (13 feet). Although rain nourishes the forest throughout the year, the rainiest months are July, November, and December.

 

 

 

 

 

Location

 

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica.

Distance from San José: 80km. 1.5hrs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting There

 

La Selva is at 1.5 hrs drive from San José. Take the Guápiles Highway through Braulio Carrillo National Park. After approximately 35-45 minutes of driving, you will pass over the Río Sucio. Continue for 7 km, turn left following the sign to Puerto Viejo, and continue for approximately 30 km more. The La Selva entrance is 3 km south of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. For public buses, call Transportes Guapileños ph: (506) 222-0610 Central Street, between 13th & 15Th ave. Buses leave San José to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí approximately every two hours between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

 

 

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San José Office

Station Phones

Tel. + (506) 2524-0607

Tel. + (506) 2766-6565

Fax. + (506) 2524-0608

Fax. + (506) 2766-6535

 

For information and reservations: visit.ots @ tropicalstudies.org

   
Biological Stations:
La Selva
Las Cruces
Palo Verde

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