Visiting UPEACE



Natural Reserve of 300 hectares, Private, Tropical Humid Pre Mountain Forest with species from both Pacific and Atlantic. Last remnant of this type of forest in the Central Valley. Donated for conservation by Mr. Cruz Rojas Bennett in the eighties to the University for Peace. It is part of the Rodeo Protected Zone, Central Pacific Conservation Area.


  • Trails through tropical primary 
    and secondary forest
  • Flora and fauna observation
  • Butterfly Garden 
    (Coming soon)
  • Green Maze
  • Hummingbirds Observatory
  • Viewpoints
  • Mountain Bike Trails
  • Nursery
  • Fully equipped meeting rooms
  • Restaurant
  • BBQ Shelters
  • Picnic Areas
  • Green Areas
  • Playground Areas
  • Lakes
  • Restrooms


Tours comprising of three aspects: 

a) Natural history
b) Central America Contemporary History 
c) Description of the University for Peace and its mission 

Offered in English and Spanish by professional tour guides *. Approximately three hours. Difficulty level, medium. Bring suitable shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and water.

* Requires prior reservation.

We organize all kinds of events.

Location and Contact

It is located in El Rodeo, Mora Canton, San José, Costa Rica, Central America. About 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) from downtown San Jose. Phone (506) 2205 9000. Fax (506) 2249 1929. E-mail Post Address 138-6100.


Contribution fees

  • Nationals¢1000
  • Foreign $10

Opening hours

  • From Tuesday to Sunday
  • From 8 am to 4 pm
  • Restaurant hours: Tues-Wed 10am to 4:30pm / Thurs-Sun 10am to 10pm

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