Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
Welcome to La Suerte, Costa Rica

   La Suerte Biological Field Station is located in northeastern Costa Rica, Central America, longitude 83° 46’15” W, latitude 10° 26’ 30” N. Average rainfall is 3800mm (15) at an altitude of  50 m above sea level. This lowland neotropical region remains one of the most biologically diverse in the world. The field station encompasses 1000 acres containing a wealth of habitats, including primary and secondary forests, swamps, marshes and pastures.  In addition, much of the property lies along Río La Suerte, a beautiful flowing river that empties into the Caribbean at Tortuguero National Park.  The area is home to thousands of plant and insect species as well as hundreds of species of amphibians, reptiles, birds (260 species; see web site for the list) and mammals.  The list of animals includes three monkey species (white-face capuchins, mantled howlers and spider monkeys), pacas, Jaguars, aguotis, keel-billed toucans, white-crowned parrots, great green macaw, strawberry poison-dart frogs, eyelash vipers and green iguanas.