Center for Studies and Community Empowerment Arthur & Mary Sundt – This station is located near the Gulf of Nicoya in the Province of Puntarenas, near the communities of Coyolito and Manzanillo.
The station Coyolito is managed by Fundación Neotrópica as part of an agreement between the University of SUNY-ESF in New York, United States, and although it has an infrastructure as developed as the CEEC – AWT follows the same objectives.
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The station is located close to several sites of biological and ecological interest such as Monteverde area with its characteristic and unique cloud forest, marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Nicoya and the set of islands it houses.
In addition, the Fundación Neotrópica is in the process get involved with different community organizations in the area and provide tools that help stimulate productive activities and thus combat economic depression characteristic of the place, thereby affecting the quality improvement of life for its residents and a better understanding of the environment.
Involvement with local fishermen community of Manzanillo to establish future activities
10 hectares of secondary forest patch.
House equipped for up to 10 people.
Interesting facts of the zone:
Conservation Area: Pacífico Central
ASP nearby: Biological Reserve “Isla de Pájaros” and Wildlife Refuge “La Ensenada”
Nearby Communities: Coyolito, Manzanillo, Morales, Abangaritos, La Peña and Tortugal.
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