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A center dedicated to conservation and education.

El Zota is a biological field station located in the northeastern region of Costa Rica,containing about 2,400 acres of tropical rain forest with an incredible biodiversity. Our visitors will have the chance to learn about our unique flora and fauna. The station is among the largest of its kind in Costa Rica, and is home to the most diverse array of native wildlife to be found on any station of its kind in the country. The station is designed to allow students to learn techniques that can be used in field research on ecological, behavioral and conservation questions in the tropics, and in so doing, to conserve the property of the research station.

Please help us save El Zota!

We’re losing this incredible place. Our family cannot handle the expenses that the station needs for maintenance and improvements. Please consider contributing to our crowdsourcing campaign and spreading the word. 


17 Km from Cariari to Puerto Lindo, Guápiles, Limon, Costa Rica

Our Hours

9:00am – 5:00pm CST

Monday through Friday

Contact us

For English: +506 8935 6965

Para Español: +506 8702 9887