Mata de Plátano Field Station and Nature Reserve
The field station is located on the north-central karst country in Puerto Rico (latitude 18°25′ N, longitude 66°43′ W), one hour driving time from San Juan through good roads. It consists of a building with laboratory space, kitchen, bathrooms and dormitories with bunk beds. Besides, a washing machine and dryer are available. Note: Food is provided and prepared by researchers themselves. Rates and Reservations
The reserve consists of few undisturbed areas interspersed among different, succesional stages of moist forest. The flora and fauna of Puerto Rico contain elements of Greater and Lesser Antillean origin, with over 500 native species of trees, 13 species of bats, 209 species of birds, 41 species of reptiles, and 22 species of amphibians. The most notable aspect of Mata de Plátano’s fauna is its bat-boa interactions.