Welcome to the La Gamba Field Station

The La Gamba Field Station is a research and teaching facility of the University of Vienna, situated at the edge of the Regenwald der Österreicher (Rainforest of the Austrians) in Costa Rica. Being located in one of the most species-rich lowland rainforests in Central America, it is an ideal location for field research, courses and seminars.

The field station plays a significant role in research into tropical rainforests, raises awareness of rainforest conservation and research, and provides an opportunity for students and anyone interested in the natural world to increase their knowledge of rainforests.Why not visit us?

Costa Rica re-opens boarders

Please inform yourself in time about the current entry requirements

The Costa Rican Ministry of Tourism has put online a website for questions and requirements for entering Costa Rica:


In general, the following points can be summarized:

  • Travel insurance must be taken out (Costs are around $ 320 for 30 days).
  • Since October 26th, 2020, a negative COVID 19 test is no longer mandatory!
  • The digital form "Pase de Salud" must be completed online.

Attention: From Monday, 09/28/2020, 00:00 a.m., a travel warning will apply to Costa Rica in connection with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). When returning to Austria from Costa Rica, you must have a negative test for SARS-CoV2. The test must not be more than 72 hours ago at the time of entry.

 The tropical station introduces itself
 COBIGA - the biological corridor La Gamba

Contact in Costa Rica

Estación Tropical La Gamba60701 Golfito/Puntarenas -  Postal 178

Telefon: 00506  27418034

Mobile: 00506 88925319


Contact in Austria

Universität Wien, Department für Botanik und Biodiversitätsforschung
Rennweg 14, 1030 Wien

Telefon: 0043 1 4277 57420


Bank Account

Bank Austria
Kontoinhaber: Verein La Gamba
IBAN: AT30 1200 0520 7877 0401

Donation with PayPal
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