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Looking Forward…

Going in to this trip I expected to learn a lot about avian species, other wildlife, and birdwatching, however, I did not expect to learn so much about sustainability.  After 3 weeks in Costa Rica, I came back to the US with a different perspective on sustainability, and an increased…
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Hacienda La Ensenada

My favorite place we visited while in Costa Rica was Hacienda La Ensenada.  La Ensenada is a small lodge on a national wildlife refuge, located right on the Gulf of Nicoya in the province of Puntarenas.  La Ensenada has so much to offer! On our way to La Ensenada, it…
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Head in the Clouds

Over halfway through our study abroad trip in Costa Rica we entered my favorite ecosystem I had seen so far: the cloud forest. We stayed at Monteverde, which aptly means Green Mountain. There fog is trapped among the canopy, and despite Costa Rica being a tropical country, the temperature didn’t…
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