Marvel at the unique beauty of this small Central American island.
In Costa Rica, you can create unique experiences through birdwatching and bird photography activities. Whether in the cloud forest, the Caribbean lowlands or the dry forests of the Pacific, every day will be a new adventure, you can enjoy the sighting of more than 50 species of hummingbirds and other exotic birds such as the Resplendent Quetzal.
Every day is a new adventure
Costa Rica keeps in its territory a great variety of wildlife that is distributed in 4 specific zones of its territory.
Whether in its cloud forest, in the wetlands of the Caribbean, in the dry mountains of the Pacific, in this beautiful Central American island you can observe more than 370 species of birds, 100 types of amphibians and reptiles, 80 kinds of mammals and more than 300 varieties of trees. Here we will visit the Laguna del Lagarto, Selva Verde and other incredible lodges where you can photograph exotic birds such as toucans, king vultures, hummingbirds and the emblematic resplendent quetzal.
Your adventure begins with your arrival at the Juan Santamaría airport, where we will meet you and transfer you to Bougainvillea, where you can explore the fantastic botanical garden of this beautiful hotel and in the evening we will be waiting for you for dinner.
We will get up early to visit the northern Caribbean plains. We will make a stop at the hummingbird feeders of Chinchona, here you can photograph medium altitude species such as the red-headed bearded, black-bellied hummingbird, white-bellied mountain gem, sooty-faced finch, brilliant green crowned and the exotic copper-headed emerald.
We will have breakfast en route and arrive at the Laguna del Lagarto, where we will have lunch and snack. This ecology offers you around 1.9532 square miles of virgin tropical rainforest, where you can observe up to 350 different species of birds such as the green macaw, the green macaw, and the green macaw.
After breakfast, we will visit the feeding grounds of Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, where you can photograph toucans, tanagers, honeycreepers, parrots and the famous king vulture. After lunch and dinner, we will visit the private dining rooms of the reserve to observe beautiful neotropical species.
After breakfast, we will travel to Selva Verde Lodge, this reserve protects about 0.7812 square miles of primary and secondary forest, where you will enjoy more than 370 species of birds, 100 kinds of amphibians and reptiles, 80 different varieties of mammals and about 300 types of trees.
During our tour we will observe beautiful birds such as the keel-billed toucan, slaty-tailed trogon, bay-headed tanager and sun tanager. Mammals such as howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, agoutis, coatis. Amphibians and reptiles such as green iguanas, emerald basilisks, red-eyed tree frogs, green, black and blue jean poison dart frogs.
In the afternoon we will make a safari on the Sarapiqui River, where we can observe and photograph the beauty of the tiger heron, kingfisher and neotropical cormorant.
We will spend the night at Cope’s Place in Guápiles. This magical garden is home to the gray-crowled wood-rail, white-tipped sickle-bill, crimson-collared tanager, black-crested coquette, red-legged honey creeper and snow cap.
After lunch, we will have a full afternoon, where we will specialize in macrophotography of beautiful species of amphibians, birds and reptiles.
In the morning we will take a trip to the highlands of Talamanca and have lunch at the Casa Dowii Reserve, here we will observe and take pictures of hard to find species such as the crowned wood partridge, white-fronted dove, long-billed bearded woodpecker, chestnut finch, long-cheeked tanager, among others.
In the afternoon, we will depart to Paraiso Quetzal Lodge, where we will spend the night. This region is home to birds that can only be seen in the highlands of Costa Rica such as the Collared Trogon, Emerald Toucan, Flame Tanager, Spotted Wood-Quail, Long-tailed Flycatcher, Golden-browed Chloroffonia, Yellow-browed Flycatcher, Black-bellied Flycatcher and Tufted Flycatcher.
Here you can also photograph the famous fiery-throated hummingbird, volcano hummingbird and talamanca hummingbird.
On your last day you will enjoy the famous Quetzal Tour, we will walk through the magical trails of an oak forest, where we will look for the exotic Resplendent Quetzals to photograph them. We return to the restaurant for breakfast and enjoy the sighting of hummingbirds and other birds that roost in the gardens of the hotel.
After lunch, we will depart to the airport.
In Costa Rica we will travel first, second and third order roads that are in optimal conditions for access to different tourist sites.
Every day of your stay, you will have access to ground transportation, so the distances we will travel to visit each site planned within the tour will be minimal.
Costa Rica has a tropical climate, and its temperature can vary from 73 to 89 ºF.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you only require a current valid passport and a ticket notifying your departure from Costa Rica, within 90 days of your entry.