rugged, resplendent Costa Rica
As naturalist, author, and wildlife illustrator, I'd love to share my Costa Rican home with you. Come swim in Sylvan's waterfalls and let me guide you through over 60 hectares of rain forest. It's perfect for a day visit, or longer.
- Fiona (Sylvan Founder)
The entire experience was unforgettable, from driving across a suspension bridge, off-roading through rivers, hiking the jungle, to swimming in the most beautiful waterfalls. Fiona’s wealth of knowledge was impressive ... It was an honor to spend time with a Costa Rican biologist, and a pleasure to be around such an adventurous, passionate, and radiating woman!
I've been waiting for years to find a community in which to build my dream treehouse. I've finally found it here in one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica.
- Community Member
I'm Fiona, a naturalist who's made the unspoiled Costa Rican South Pacific zone my home. I own over 60 hectares of rural rainforest, with some of the most exquisite waterfalls in the region. This is where I blog about my adventures to preserve this land, build a field station for wildlife enthusiasts, and even establish a small community to enjoy this with. Follow me and hashtag #escapetosylvan .
Sylvan is near the Osa Peninsula's beautiful surfing beaches, neighbor to the Corcovado National Park, and half an hour from Golfito airport. We're the perfect stopover for exploring the region. Walk our trails, be coached by Fiona on how to spot local wildlife, and swim in astounding waterfalls. Freshen up and enjoy a home-cooked meal before continuing on, or stay the evening in one of our rustic field station cabins. For those without transport, we can organise airport/hotel pick-ups/drop-offs.
Fiona's been leading wildlife tours all across the globe for over 30 years, even authoring a book or two on Costa Rica. Click on the eye to see upcoming workshops and blitzes at Sylvan, for an authoritative experience like no other. Looking for something a bit more bespoke? Drop us a message and let's see what we can do, from night excursions to multi-day tours.