Our residential facilities range to include housing for the students, faculty, researchers, resident naturalists and interns.


Comfortable and roomy, the bungalows are the primary residences for study abroad program participants. Sixteen rooms in four separate buildings sleep four people each (two bunk beds per room). Each bungalow room has a private bath with hot water; desks and chairs; a closet with shelves; and a security safe. A covered veranda rings each of the bungalow buildings. The bungalows are located in the heart of the main campus, along the main entrance road.


The most economical lodging facility, the bunkhouse was renovated in 2006. Each of the four mahogany paneled dorm rooms has bunk beds, a tiled floor, screened windows, and a security safe. Separate men's and women's bath houses (with hot water) and restroom facilities are 25 meters across the lawn. The bunkhouse sleeps a total of 22 people and is located in the heart of the main campus, adjacent to the bungalows.

Ecolodge San Luis Cabina Rooms

Spacious and comfortable accommodations nestled among the trees, the EcoLodge San Luis’ cabina rooms are the primary residential area for tourists participating in nature-based, educational activities while at the UGA Costa Rica campus, and also serve as housing for academic program faculty teaching on education abroad programs.  Twelve (12) rooms in total, each with a private bath with hot water; balcony with a forest view; small refrigerator and coffee maker; and security safe. Each room sleeps one to five people. The EcoLodge San Luis is an 8-10 minute walk along an unpaved, country road from the Student Union and dining hall.

Resident Faculty Housing

Resident Faculty Housing, comprised of two comfortable and spacious houses, provide private space for mid- to long-term faculty or researchers. They are a 5-minute walk from the Student Union, and adjacent to the San Luis Botanical Garden, with easy access to the Camino Real trail. Each house has a kitchen with refrigerator, oven and range, microwave oven, and coffee maker; a living room with comfortable oversized sofa and chairs. The smaller house has two bedrooms (each with bath and hot water shower); an office space with computer, phone, and Internet access; and a covered back porch that looks out to the Botanical Garden. The Paul A. Gross House (the larger and newer house) has four bedrooms, each with private bath and hot water shower, and ample office space equiped with desktop computer, phone and Internet access.


Five casitas are available for use by volunteer staff and graduate researchers. Each one-room casita has a desk, bed, and dry-storage area. Windows are screened, and each has a covered porch (great for hammocks!). A separate men's and women's bathhouse facility serves all of the casitas, and is centrally located within the casita village trails.