Rancho Naturalista Lodge – A Birding Paradise!
Rancho Naturalista located on the Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica. About ½ an hour away from the charming town of Turrialba. The lodge is located on 125 acres of untouched and protected Caribbean rainforest. Within the grounds, you will find semi-wooded pastures, mountain streams, and exotic wildlife all around you. Rancho Naturalista gives you access to great trails in diverse sections of the forest. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful nature walk or and a challenging breathtaking a hike. Rancho Naturalista has it all. The forest contains two popular areas for birding, with Hummingbird Feeders and Hummingbird Pools. Giving you spectacular close-up views of the signature bird of Rancho Naturalista: the Snowcap. This adventurous voyage will fulfill all your naturalist dreams!
A Bird’s Perspective!
Over 430 species of beautiful, tropical birds reside in the diverse habitats within the lodge grounds. Making Rancho Naturalista Lodge a must-see location for birders. Rancho Naturalista has a large balcony overlooking the Hummingbird Feeders attracting various species of hummingbirds right in front of you! Rancho Naturalista also gives you access to an observation deck above a forest stream for an exclusive look at Hummingbirds in the wild. The Rancho Naturalista Lodge also offers a professionally guided tour taking you deep into the rainforest to get a special look at Costa Rica’s local and specialty birds. Consequently, this is a fantastic destination for your birding vacation!
What to do at Rancho Naturalista Lodge
The lodge not only offers bird watching but has a plethora of gorgeous and rare butterflies and moths as well! Take part in an exciting butterfly trail or turn on the moth light attracting 12, 000 different species of moths and butterflies that can be found in Costa Rica. If you’re looking for an adventure and a thrill, nearby lies a world-class white-water rafting experience on Rio Pacuare where you can shoot Class III and Class IV rapids. What a rush! You can even visit the highest active volcano in Costa Rica at the Volcan Irazu National Park and give yourself a chance to see one of its frequent eruptions.
Food and Accommodations
In conclusion, The lodge features 14 comfortable rooms, giving you the option of balcony views of the tropical rainforest or private Casitas. Each casita’s located close to the lodge in beautiful gardens. Also, with a variety of birds and butterflies right outside your window and a beautiful volcano view from your veranda. Above all, after a day of excursions, relax and enjoy a family style meal with a variety of delicious Costa Rican and international cuisine, with a glass of Naturalista’s own refreshing mountain spring water. Also, bring your family to Rancho Naturalista and enjoy the natural wonders Costa Rica has to offer!