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Herpetology Workshop

In alliance with Marcelo Carvajal, you will learn about reptiles and amphibians, plus their mysteries and fascination all in one day!

Group Size
Small ( 2-6 )
Activity Level
Distance Covered
0 km

All about Herpetology Workshop

Our friend started the research project back in 2010 focused on the natural history and ecology of Lachesis melanocephala (platonegro or black headed bushmaster).

A vivid snake expert will explain the unique characteristics, ecology, reproductive habits, predation, and interactions of snakes found in the Osa Peninsula.

After an introductory talk at Ecoturistico La Tarde about the Osa peninsula ecology focused on herpetology, you will head towards the fascinating rainforest at night. In the darkness of the tropics, you will explore the area in search of herpetofauna. Our expert will focus on their natural history, and taxonomy according to the species. 

Marcelo is an avid researcher of one of the most endangered snakes in the area. He is used to catching them and tagging them for important unknown information. In the end, you will have the chance to see them beyond your senses and reflect on snakes and their place in the human world and reveal the universality of the fear, respect, and affinity humans have for these creatures.

Things to bring: Insect repellent, sunblock, tennis shoes or rubber boots, comfortable long pants, flashlight, reusable water bottle, handkerchief, camera. 


What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

  • Local Guide (English)
  • Natural juice or coffee

What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

  • Transport (ask us directly for the price from Puerto Jimenez)
  • Dinner (+ $16.95)
Day 1
Herpetology Workshop

Day 1. Herpetology Class & Workshop

3:00 p.m. The activity begins with the talk in the dining room of Ecoturistico La Tarde ecolodge, enjoying some food and drinks.

4:00 p.m. You will pass through the paths waiting for the sunset, while you will look for amphibians and reptiles.

7:00 p.m. You will be back at the lodge to talk about what was found and clarify doubts. End of this thrilling experience.

Not required

This tour does not require accommodation. Possibility of accommodation: $56.5 per person with breakfast included in Ecoturístico La Tarde.


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