For those who want to live the experience of being at an ecolodge surrounded by nothing but nature, The Jaguars Jungle is the place to be.
Our network of trails goes right to the border of Corcovado and spans an area of 130 acres. From the lodge you can hike in the last coastal primary rain forest on earth! Experience waterfalls, beaches, caves and viewpoints along with the opportunity to encounter wildlife such as Tapir, Big Cats, Peccary, Sloth, Tayra, Coatis, Countless species of Birds and ancient trees.
Ocelot, Toucan Trail
Research from our lodge
At the Jaguar's Jungle, we contribute research to a country wide animal monitoring project managed by the Costa Rican government. With the use of camera traps, we monitor the population densities of all wildlife species on the reserve. We also conduct behavioral studies with the wild cats that roam the reserve: jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margay, and jaguarundi.
Our research has given us an inside look at the elusive lives of wild cats on the Osa Peninsula and shed light on the theory that Jaguars rub against designer perfume scents.
We conducted an experiment founded by Washington & Jefferson College wherein designer perfumes Chanel No. 5, Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men, and L'Aire du Temps were dispersed onto scent stations in front of camera traps to record Jaguar responses. While conducting this research we have discovered a new male jaguar individual who had never been identified while also monitoring those who have been identified. By tracking these animals, we learn how large their territory is and how old they live to be. This data contributes to environmental policy making.