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Micology Workshop

In alliance with specialist Eida Fletes, you will learn from a vivid expert the magical world of fungi, the kingdom that rules all life on the planet!

Group Size
Medium ( 2-10 )
Activity Level
Distance Covered

All about Micology Workshop

These masters of survival are very prominent in the tropics, and some more than 5 million species in the world. Costa Rica is home to more than 4,000 species of fungi properly identified, but it is estimated that there are over 70,000 species. Eida Fletes will guide you on a tour that will take you to identify edible, medicinal, or toxic fungi.

Eida is a local farmer, guide, mother, and scientist born in the community. She has studied mushrooms for years and participates in constant research projects. The fascination and adaptation of these incredible species will make you remember this experience forever!

The Mycology Workshop begins with a half-hour exchange where you will learn more about how mushrooms grow, where they live, their reproduction, and forms of use. Then, you will go for a walk for an hour with your expert Eida to see some mushrooms in her garden and if it is the season, you will pick some for the meal. You will return to identify them in a small laboratory before enjoying a delicious meal with some mushrooms, cooked by your host.


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

  • Local guide
  • List of the most common fungi
  • Traditional lunch cooked by your host.

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

  • Transport to La Palma
Day 1
La Palma

9:00 a.m. Welcome to Jacana Rey, in La Palma. You will be welcomed by your host Eida Fletes and will start the activity with a moment of exchange on the incredible world of mushrooms!
9:30 a.m. One-hour tour, observing different mushrooms in her garden. If it is the season, you will have the chance to pick some edible mushrooms that you will cook with your host for the meal.
10:30 a.m. Learn a little more about fungi in a small laboratory, with the expert.
11:00 a.m. Enjoy a delicious meal with some mushrooms, cooked by the talented Eida.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. End of the activity.

*Note: There's the possibility to start this tour in the afternoon by starting with lunch at 12:00 p.m. End of the activity around 3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.

Things to Bring
Not required

This tour does not require accommodation.

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