Rancho Naturalista

A Birder's Paradise Awaits in the Central Valley Near Turrialba

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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!

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Room Types

Rancho Naturalista Sunbittern Room

Sunbittern Room

A large room on the second floor of the lodge, with a private deck also featuring its hummingbird feeder and furnished with a Queen bed and a single daybed.

Rancho Naturalista Cotinga Room

Cotinga Room

This second-floor room has french doors that open onto the shared balcony where you can watch the hummingbirds and is furnished with one queen bed.

Rancho Naturalista Snowcap Room

Snowcap Room

Also located off the upstairs also with french doors to the balcony of the lodge, is this spacious room with one king bed.

Rancho Naturalista Xenops Room

Xenops Room

This downstairs room has one queen bed and a garden view.

Rancho Naturalista Tanager Room

Tanager Room

Close to the main lodge is this cabin with one queen bed and a single bed. It can also be paired with the Motmot room for families.

Rancho Naturalista Motmot Room

Motmot Room

Close to the main lodge is this cabin with a queen bed and bay window and can also pair with the room Tanager for families.

Rancho Naturalista Aracari Room

Aracari Room

A large cabin near the main lodge also with two queen beds, a single bed, and a private garden.

Rancho Naturalista Toucan Room

Toucan Room

A large cabin near the main lodge also with two queen beds, a single bed, and a private garden.

Rancho Naturalista Jacamar Room

Jacamar Room

A private cabin farther away from the main lodge, it is also spacious and has two queen beds.

Rancho Naturalista Honeycreeper Room

Honeycreeper Room

A private cabin farther away from the main lodge, it is also spacious and has two queen beds.

Rancho Naturalista Guan Room

Guan Room

A cozy room near the “casita” that has two double beds also a small porch. It is used mostly for tour leaders, guides, or drivers.

Rancho Naturalista Tinamou Room

Tinamou Room

A small single room near the “casita” that is used for tour leaders, guides or drivers.

Rancho Naturalista Barbet Room

Barbet Room

This room features a queen bed and is in the “Casita” that has a small kitchen, living room, and porch, also with rustic, handmade furniture.

Rancho Naturalista Trogon Room

Trogon Room

This room features a queen bed and is in the “Casita” that has a small kitchen, living room, and porch, also with rustic, handmade furniture.

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