The San Luis Valley is located on the Pacific slope of the Tilaran Mountains at about 3,700' elevation. It is home to the University of Georgia's Costa Rica Campus
- a sustainably managed educational / research / ecotourism facility that is also a working farm. The upper slopes of it forests are contiguous with the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The spectacular, 300' tall San Luis water is only a 2km hike away from UGA/San Luis.