What to bring

Besides scientific equipment, you should bring:

The closest supermarkets are along the Panamerican highway in the city of David 60km from Fortuna. The closest gas station is in Gualaca, 30 km from Fortuna towards David. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be purchased at the Fortuna dam.


Visitors coming to Fortuna must bring the equipment necessary for their work. There is no scientific laboratory equipment available at Fortuna, but we do have an area for processing scientific samples, that includes:

There is a 4x4 pick up available for field work use. It can be booked upon arrival at Fortuna, with Carlos Espinosa, his email address is  who is the STRI’s Fortuna Field Station caretaker. Wireless internet service is provided in Casa B by ENEL FORTUNA.