Open to visitors since 1995 and accessible by road since 1997, the Durika Biological Reserve (DBR) offers the true naturalist a unique opportunity to get to know this extraordinary area with little known biodiversity in this region of Costa Rica. Durika is a private reserve that protects approximately 8500 hectares localized in the top of the Talamanca Mountain Range, in the south west part of the country, about 17 kilometers North East of the town of Buenos Aires.
Motivated because of environmental deterioration and the conditions of the area, a group of professional Costa Ricans founded ‘The Durika Association of Agricultural and Cultural Development’. The community originally started with 50 members and has since grown to over 100 members of different nationalities. An average of 30 people live permanently in the community. All those here are committed to help in the protection of nature and the environment, especially in the area, as well as to contributing in a positive way to culture, with emphasis placed on Costa Rican culture. Over time new members of other cultures have of course also given their support to the project, and in so doing have inspired others so that they too can continue in the search for a better way of life on our planet.
Membership & Visitors
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors