Join a field course or workshop

You’ll find a list of our current activities on our Events Calendar page with contents, conditions, and pricing. It’s easy to join, just read about the course you’re most interested in, download our application form, complete it and send it back to us in an email at!

Traveling alone or in a small group?

Due to limitations of transport and coordination we currently do not organize visits for groups of less than 7 people. Visitors traveling alone or in a small group of less than 7, that can plan their own transport and food, should contact us for pricing and date availability.

Plan a group activity in Cocobolo

Cocobolo Nature Reserve and our field station are the perfect place to host study tours, research trips, incentive tours and other team-buildings activities. Contact us if you are interested to use Cocobolo to host an activity. We are open to all propositions for groups of minimum 6 people and stay of minimum 3 days/2 nights.

In most cases, institutions and tour organizers contact us several months in advance to design and plan group activities lasting 3 to 7 days in the field station for groups of 6 and 20 persons. We can organize airport pickup, accommodation in Panama City and transport to the field station. Once in Cocobolo, there are two main options:

      • CREA-run study tours, courses and workshops for which we provide transport, food, accommodation as well as forest walks, field research and daily lectures on specific topics (ecology, biodiversity, ornithology, herpetology, entomology, photography, etc.) delivered by our in-house experts to high school or college/university students or the general public; and,
      • Courses, workshops or field research organised by other institutions and supported by CREA for logistics (transport, food, accommodation).

While the most popular time to visit Panama is during the dry season, from January to March, our station is open most of the year, with the exception of October to December, when the weather and high level of surrounding rivers make it less accessible.

As there’s always a lot of logistics involved, it is best to contact us as soon as possible if you’re interested in visiting Cocobolo. We need some time to organize transport, food and support staff to ensure your visit to the rainforest is as rewarding as possible.