The Campus Rodrigo Carazo, University for Peace (UPEACE) is located 30Km Southwest of San José, within a natural reserve composed of a secondary forest and the last remnant of primary forest (200 ha) in the Central Valleyof Costa Rica.
The park and the campus are within the protected zone of El Rodeo, which is part of the Mora County (Municipality). UPEACE covers about the 2% of the Mora landscape; hence this protected area is rich in fauna. It shelters mammals such as monkeys and deer, reptiles, and over 300 species of birds, as well as approximately 100 varieties of trees. The University´s installation and protected area make up 303 hectares.
This place offers recreational areas, including huts equipped with outdoor grills, five beautiful artificial lakes, the "Monument to Disarmament, Lab our and Peace", trails, a soccer field, a playground for children, restrooms and the natural beauty offered by the biodiversity that characterizes this area.