OSA INTERACTIVE GARDENS (O.I.G.) IS A RAINFOREST CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROJECT FOCUSED ON NEOTROPICAL BUTTERFLIES AND INTERACTING WITH NATURE. COME VIST OUR BOTANICAL GARDENS SURROUNDED BY DENSE JUNGLE, ONLY A FIVE MINUTE WALK FROM CENTRAL PUERTO JIMENEZ, COSTA RICA. WE ARE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING THE LARGEST ENCLOSED BUTTERFLY HABITAT IN THE OSA PENINSULA FEATURING 3 TREEHOUSE PLATFORMS.

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Choose from one of our Jungle Tours
The Butterfly Experience- Perfect for day trips, kids, and students.Best choice for large student groups. 1.5 to 3.5 hours (several tour options)
Birdwatching and Rainforest Wildlife Tour– Toucans, Macaws, Monkeys and More! 1.5 hours $25/person
NocturnaL Rainforest Wildlife Tour– Experience the jungle at night! 1.5 hour $25/person

Contact us at info@osainteractivegardens.com or by phone at  +506.8834.4114

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"Osa interactive gardens represents a conscience way of living. They devote considerable attention to nutrition, health, and science to be part of the delicate and complex rainforest ecosystem.”

Colleen Laura Spurlock, PhD, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA United States

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Are you interested in inclusive community development? Gardening and Landscape Design Innovation? Permaculture? Osa Interactive Gardens is recruiting motivated Volunteers to help in conservation and community projects. Fill out a volunteer application here!


Research
We offer facilities and resources, including lodging, WIFI, tools, and field assistance, at Osa Interactive to researchers and students working on independent projects. Contact us for details.
Obtaining Credit
O.I.G. is a private organization, but it is likely that you can receive credit through your university by way of “independent research”. You should arrange an independent study with your professor or advisor prior to arriving in Costa Rica. Your O.I.G. student coordinator has PhD credentials in biological studies and can provide an academic transcript to your professor or advisor. Generally, students receive 2-3 credits for a 2-4 week tenure.


OSA Interactive Gardens
500 m west from the BM and Puerto Jimenez BM Supermarket
Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Easy Access to a Jungle Paradise

Tropical rainforest AND stunning beaches- no place on earth like the osa peninsula.

The Butterfly Experience

THE O.I.G. BUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE TOUR IS PERFECT FOR SCHOOL GROUPS AND FAMILIES.

On THE BUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE, VISITORS LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES, HOST PLANTS AND TROPICAL ECOLOGY. CHECK AND RELEASE BUTTERFLY TRAPS, CLIMB THE TREEHOUSE PLATFORMS, AND VOLUNTEER IN THE GARDENS PLANTING TREES. FRESH FRUIT AND SAVORY BBQ LUNCH INCLUDED WITH VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN OPTIONS.

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Nocturnal Rainforest Wildlife Tour

DISCOVER THE DIVERSE AND RARELY SEEN NOCTURNAL JUNGLE WILDLIFE on OSA INTERACTIVE GARDENS NOCTURNAL WILDLIFE NIGHT TOUR! A truly unique experience awaits. Our guides will safely lead you in pursuit of otherwise illusive wildlife species.

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Join us on a 1.5 hour night tour for $25/person (kids 10 and under are FREE) with experienced guides. prepared yourself to be amazed by what you can find! Use all your senses and There is a good chance to see, smell, and hear caimans, frogs, spiders, owls, bats, and much more.

Tour start time at 6:30 PM. Call or email for reservation
Tel: +506-8836-4114
info@osainteractivegardens.com

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Birdwatching and Rainforest Wildlife Tour

Osa Interactive Gardens Birdwatching and Rainforest Wildlife Tour is a great way to explore the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica with expert guides in a unique location close to central Puerto Jimenez, costa rica.

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Birdwatching and Rain Forest Wildlife Tour: 1.5 hours of low impact hiking while birdwatching and searching for wildlife with local, experienced guides. $25/person (no minimum #)with reduced rates for larger groups and students. children 10 and under are FREE.
Come Birdwatching in Costa Rica! Make a reservation for your family or group.
Tel: +506-8836-4114
info@osainteractivegardens.com

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Volunteer at Osa Interactive Gardens

O.I.G. invites volunteers to help in the tropical gardens and plant nursery, in butterfly monitoring, and environmental education in the community.

Join us in prototyping innovative solutions to local challenges with local people. You will get a hands-on experience in the tropical rainforest while creating real impact on the ground with people from Costa Rica and around the world.

Volunteer for a few hours or weeks while spending time in the jungle and on the Golfo Dulce beach in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Come as a part of your vacation or the reason for your trip.

Volunteer Training Sessions provide an opportunity to  learn new skills working with tropical plants and wildlife .

We ask for a daily minimum of 3 hour volunteer commitment and contact us if you are interested in an extended period. Coffee and light breakfast provided. Ages 16-17 must have adult consent and under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Work days are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Click here for additional volunteer information and volunteer terms and conditions.

The volunteer cabin is $10/night or $300/month (Prices to increase August 1, 2017 to $15/night or $400/month)

House/Cabin Rules

  • Check-in before 6:00 PM and check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Cabin is only reserved once payment is made
  • No unregistered guests/volunteers are allowed on the property
  • Keep gates closed
  • There is limited light on the property, use extra caution at night and always carry a flashlight
  • Entry to the Butterfly Enclosure is prohibited unless under supervision of O.I.G. staff
  • Be thoughtful of water usage
  • Keep the cabin swept and clean
  • Notify a staff member of any problems in the cabin or property
  • All visitors/volunteers must agree to the terms and conditions

Just a five minute walk from downtown Puerto Jimenez, volunteering for OIG is a great way to interact with the rainforest. Come get your hands dirty and support the community.


Call us or email today!
info@osainteractivegardens.com
+506.8836.4114