Jobs equal conservation. After 20 years on the Osa Peninsula, we have gained a deep understanding of the challenges that the local people face. It is through this understanding that our approach to conservation is based. The people that built Copa De Arbol are the same people that greet you upon arrival at the beach. Minor, one of the head carpenters, is also the owner of the horse tour company. If you take a bird-watching tour, a former hunter could be your guide. If you choose to embark upon a dolphin or whale adventure, former long-line fishermen may be your guides. Through these means, your visit becomes much more than a vacation. It becomes a lasting contribution to the Osa Penninsula, it’s natural history and it’s people. It creates jobs in an area where hunting, fishing and slash/burn agriculture were once the only options.
With each guest’s visit, we move closer to our goals which include:
This philosophy comes from a strongly held belief that conservation can only be successful if people are educated, aware and included in the process. So come join us and be a part of it.