Birding in Costa Rica’s Top Three Destinations Day By day Itinerary
Are you ready to visit the main three birding destinations in Costa Rica? One of our representatives will be waiting at the airport for you with a name sign and your welcome package in hand. Then hop into the transfer van, and your birding trip to Costa Rica will begin. You will arrive at Poas Volcano Lodge. A stunning boutique hotel nestled into rolling pastures, with breathtaking views of Poas Volcano and the northern Caribbean Plains.
Firstly, take your private transfer off to La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Spot butterflies, birds and hummingbirds while being surrounding by the stunning waterfall. Your private transfer with then takes you to stay at Arenal Observatory Lodge. It was originally built in 1987 as a research station for scientists of the Smithsonian Institute. This lodge is located in a breathtaking area you are sure to love your stay here.
Today experience the real Caño Negro Wildlife Refugio Tour. On this tour, you’ll see more wildlife in a single day then in several weeks of hiking. You can expect to see 40 species of birds, caiman, sloths, bats, turtles, lizards, monkeys and more! What a treat to see this much wildlife it’s amazing to see the biodiversity of this area.
Take your Taxi-Boat-Taxi from Arenal to Monteverde and later in the day experience the Night Hike at the Wildlife Refuge Monteverde. This tour is an excellent opportunity to see up close the vast biological diversity in Monteverde. At this hour, many species emerge and display a unique spectacle in which only you. The darkness and the stunning forest will be their witnesses. After your tour, stay at Trapp Family Lodge. You will have an unforgettable vacation in these luscious green mountains. Surrounded by a paradise of flora and fauna. Enjoy Monteverde’s incomparable beauty while being the closest hotel to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Avoid the crowds as you explore the boundless forests at the Santa Elena Reserve. Discover the natural wonders that the cloud forest has to offer, including a huge variety of Flora and Fauna, and also the elusive Quetzal. This is one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas.
Today take a Shuttle from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio and Stay at Hotel San Bada. All in all, an excellent luxury hotel with the perfect location for your stay in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica!
Now take your tour in the pristine rainforest of Naranjito, is full of wildlife. During a 4 hour walk through gravel roads, cattle farms and rainforest this tour offers the perfect combination to find many species of birds. You will have fun spotting the many different kinds, colors, and sizes of birds. Children will enjoy this particular encounter since the birds they usually saw in books, now, they can observe them in person. Here you will have the possibility to admire birds like the Black-Mandible Toucan, White-Throated Shrike-Tanager, and Short-Tailed Hawk. Tanagers, hummingbirds, birds of prey, seedeaters, thrushes, doves, trogons and much more.
On the eighth day the Damas Island Mangrove’s Tour will amaze you. Treat yourself to this tour by boating the estuary with a guide in the mangrove canals. This is one of Costa Rica’s richest and most vital mangrove forests.
On the Manuel Antonio National Park Tour look for three types of monkeys, two types of sloths, birds, and insects! You are sure to see and feel the rainforest around you in this gorgeous area. Now it’s time to take your private transfer also stay at the Hotel Bougainvillea. In Hotel Bougainvillea they offer you the chance to enjoy our country from the first minute of your vacation.
It is, lastly, time to head home with your private transfer. Also, remember Costa Rica is just a flight away from your next vacation.