San Gerardo de Dota

Explore the pristine Cloud Forests and spot the elusive Quetzal in San Gerardo de Dota!

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San Gerardo de Dota is a little jewel hidden away in the rainforest of the Talamanca Mountain Range, in the Province of San Jose. With an altitude of 2200 meters, San Gerardo de Dota QuetzalSan Gerardo de Dota has a fresh and clean air, lush green rainforest and an incredible biodiversity. Nestled in the valley of the Savegre River, this Marvel has managed to stay quite a secret, and thus visitors are still scarce; little do they know that this is the place to be to see the Resplendent Quetzals National Park. This is a true little paradise that will hopefully stay untouched for many more years to come; luckily there are many organizations and private owners that are contributing towards the preservation of this magical region. 

The Resplendent Quetzals

Quetzals are amongst the most awesome birds of the world, with a plumage that has been admired by many. It is a shy bird, and it may be hard to spot them. The Resplendent Quetzal nest in this region and are present all year round. However, it is easier to see them between April and May, which is their breeding season. There are many other birds to admire such as the woodpeckers, the tanagers and myriads of hummingbirds. This is truly a haven for birdwatchers and birding. Be sure to bring the correct clothing as it may sound chilly and rainy. Good hiking shoes and binoculars are highly recommended. Don’t forget a camera for this unique shot to bring back home, proof that you did indeed see a Resplendent Quetzal and took a hike in one of the most beautiful cloud forests of Costa Rica.

San Gerardo de Dota, A Typical Little Town

The little town of San Gerardo de Dota sometimes called Shangri-La by the locals of Talamanca. It is one of the most picturesque of Costa Rica, and it has a good choice of Hotels and Lodges to choose from. While in San Gerardo de Dota be sure to see, and taste, the wonderful plums, apples, and peaches. Here the first settlers planted coffee and Cuban beans; they soon started to plant a variety of fruit trees. Trout Fishers will finSan Gerardo De Dotad much joy here, as there is a farming community in the Savegre River Valley and the fly fishing season goes on between May and June. Also, lure fishing starts in December and finishes at the end of March.

In and around San Gerardo de Dota are a nice choice of explorations and Tours. It is a true paradise for nature lovers who seek a close contact with nature, in peace and harmony. Included here are over 200 bird species, peccaries, coyotes and monkeys, and an unaccountable number of tropical insects, trees, plants, and flowers. San Gerardo de Dota is a real little paradise on earth. With an impressive ecosystem waiting for you, and the most exciting holiday of a lifetime! San Gerardo is definitely one of the unique cities in Costa Rica.

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San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota

A beautiful haven hidden away in the beautiful cloud forest of Costa Rica. Make sure to visit this splendid area and see the resplendent Quetzal. This is a quiet little tow...

San Gerardo de Dota Vacation Packages

Extended Costa Rica Highlights

Extended Costa Rica Highlights

20
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Full Board Birding Trip!

Full Board Birding Trip!

8
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Best of Birding in Costa Rica Paradise

Best of Birding in Costa Rica Paradise

SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Best of Birding

Best of Birding

8
SJO
$1500-$2000 p.p.
Nature Birding Tour

Nature Birding Tour

10
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Away from the Crowds

Away from the Crowds

SJO
$1000-$1500 p.p.
Extended Costa Rica Southern Package

Extended Costa Rica Southern Package

SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Nature & Wildlife in Costa Rica!

Nature & Wildlife in Costa Rica!

SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Dancing with Quetzals

Dancing with Quetzals

11
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
Birding in Costa Rica’s Eco-Zones

Birding in Costa Rica’s Eco-Zones

11
SJO
More than $2000 p.p.
The Southern Highlands & Pacific

The Southern Highlands & Pacific

9
SJO
$1500-$2000 p.p.

San Gerardo de Dota Hotels

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

3
5
From: Under $125
Savegre Lodge Natural Reserve & Spa

Savegre Lodge Natural Reserve & Spa

3
4
From: Under $125
Trogon Lodge

Trogon Lodge

3
From: Under $125
Mirador de Quetzales

Mirador de Quetzales

4
From: $125 - $200
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