Bosque del Tolomuco
Bosque del Tolomuco is located in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone in the Talamanca Mountains. As it is surrounded by striking gardens, birds will find this a natural habitat. Therefore, it is ideal for bird enthusiasts. The Lodge’s location also enables you to visit Dominical and the Ballena National Park in a short drive. Other attractions close by are Cerro Chirripo, Las Quebradas Biological Reserve, and Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary.
What is a Tolomuco?
Bosque translates to Forest, so what does Tolomuco mean? A Tolomuco is a brown to black fox-sized mammal. It has a long and bushy tail with a light grayish head which is in contrast to the dark brown body. Tolomuco is the common name in Costa Rica. However, it is also known as a Tayra and is a member of the weasel family found in Canada and the Northern United States. It inhabits dry forests of Guanacaste, as well as wet lowland forests of the Caribbean and Southern Pacific slopes, and higher altitudes in Costa Rica.
Birding in the Southern Zone
Bosque del Tolomuco offers various well-maintained trails allowing you to go for an easy hike and enjoy the different bird species. From Black Guans, Silver-throated Tanagers, and Blue-crowned Motmots, to Slate-throated Redstarts and even Red-fronted Parrolets, the grounds offer a lot of Birding opportunities. This region also provides you with possibilities to spot the Fiery-Billed Aracari, the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, and even the elusive Resplendent Quetzal to top off your perfect Birding Vacation to Costa Rica.
Enjoy Nature Around Bosque del Tolomuco
This peaceful retreat lets you reconnect with ease! The nature around the Hotel is truly breathtaking as it is situated in the heart of the Talamanca Mountains which hold lush diverse forests. Gardens surrounding the property invite a great variety of wildlife. Whether you spend a few days or a week here, take advantage of the close-by hiking trails, and tours Bosque del Tolomuco has to offer.