2022 IASNR Conference Optional Pre & Post Field Trips
Pre and post conference tours will be offered through experienced tourist operators in Costa Rica. Below is a list of tentative field trips. This list will be finalized early 2021. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Pre-Conference One-Day Field Trips
Tapantí National Park
We will visit the Tapantí National Park located at 2,500 meters above sea level (8,400 ft) in the province of Cartago. This field trip will require participants to be in decent shape as hiking will be the main activity conducted throughout the day. See magnificent natural landscapes and wildlife hiking next to the Rio Grande de Orosi river.
Coffee Co-ops and Environmentalism
We will visit the Cerro de la Muerte (highest point at 3,345 meters/10,974 ft above sea level) and the Zona de los Santos to learn from the work that two locally managed coffee co-ops are doing in relation to sustainability.
San José City Tour
We will visit some of the most iconic buildings and historical places in San José. The tour will take participants through different city sectors including those nearby the National Stadium and Escazú before stopping at the National Theater and National Museum located downtown. A tour guide will provide information on route about the different landmarks seen. Lunch will take place at Soda Tapia, one of Costa Rica’s most iconic and oldest “soda” (small mom and pop open air restaurants serving Costa Rican traditional food).
Student Life at the University of Costa Rica
This field trip will only be available for IASNR student members. Developed and led by University of Costa Rica students, this tour will showcase campus and practices that UCR students engage in.