Bosque del Río Tigre
Conservation and our commitment
We are committed to helping with conservation and providing education with our, ecologically low impact, rainforest lodge. We encourage the use of our facility by researchers and students. We donate large portions of our time to the community and conservation efforts. Although we used to be on many boards of various conservation and government groups, in recent years we have moved towards concentrating on conservation in our immediate area and helping individuals, especially young people, develop their interests in nature and conservation. We also collect funds for the local school and local conservation groups. To support other equally minded folks, we provide links to some of their sites.
We are committed to working within the parameters of sustainable eco-tourism through:
With our economic input and by working with our community's government and school system we are helping to provide two essential ingredients needed to reach the ultimate goal of preserving our rain forests, economics and education.
Your Naturalist Hosts
My husband, a Tico (Costa Rican), and myself, a North American, are both naturalists, so we are able to provide our guests with help finding, identifying and understanding the flora and fauna of the rainforest. We are continually studying and learning with the help of the numerous biologists and researchers whom have discovered our lodge and sanctuary and have found it to be an excellent field site.
With the diversity of habitat on and surrounding our sanctuary our guests have an incredible opportunity to fully comprehend the fascinating natural history of the Peninsula de Osa.....in comfort! Please visit "Overview" for more information
To quote a biologist from California
Dos Brazos used to be a rather wild gold mining town but over the last ten years it has become extremely tranquil with very little of the mining activity it had before, mostly a few people panning for "rice and beans." Because we are in the foothills of the mountains, the weather is breezier and cooler here than in Puerto Jimenéz or other coastal areas. Dos Brazos provides the fastest and easiest way for travelers to get into the rainforest from Puerto Jimenéz and the airport, which is only a thirty-minute ride by car or taxi.
In recent years, two other facilities for travelers have opened in the village, one for backpackers at just a few dollars a night and another, "typical cabinas" for budget travelers. There is a soda (a small cafe), open just down the road from us. In the village are two pulperias, (small general store) as well. Now more travelers can enjoy this special corner of the Osa.