Costa Rica

Birding in Southern Costa Rica: Motmots to Quetzals

Go where the birds are, not where the birders are, as you spot Scarlet Macaws at Carara, the Resplendent Quetzal in San Gerardo de Dota, Motmots in San Vito and much more.
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Program No. 20616RJ
11 days
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29 Meals
10 Breakfasts
9 Lunches
10 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Low Salt, Low Fat, Gluten Free
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
  • Nov 06, 2020 - Nov 16, 2020
  • Jan 08, 2021 - Jan 18, 2021
  • Jan 18, 2021 - Jan 28, 2021
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Feb 02, 2021
  • Jan 28, 2021 - Feb 07, 2021
  • Feb 02, 2021 - Feb 12, 2021
  • Feb 24, 2021 - Mar 06, 2021
  • Mar 01, 2021 - Mar 11, 2021
  • Apr 15, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021
  • May 14, 2021 - May 24, 2021
  • Nov 04, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
  • Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
1 night
San José
Pet-friendly hotel with lush tropical gardens and trails, located about 5.5 -6 miles from the Juan Santamaria International Airport.
2 nights
Eco-lodge located near Carara National Park. The property owns a private reserve (secondary growth forest) where guests can hike and view a variety of plants and wildlife.
2 nights
La Gamba
Rainforest lodge located near La Gamba Village and Piedras Blancas National Park and only 30 minutes by car from the Golfito airport. Its important contributions to the local community and good environmental practices have earned it a "three-leaf" Certificate for Sustainable Tourism from the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ITC). Accommodations are provided in attractive tiled roofed bungalows, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and accessed by well-maintained gravel paths. The Esquinas Rainforest Lodge's efforts to minimize its environmental impact include: composting organic waste and using it as fertilizer for their organic vegetable and fruit garden, using energy saving light bulbs, collecting and filtering rain water, using a waste water treatment plant for kitchen waste, using a pressure pump rather than harsh chemicals to treat their pool, using biodegradable detergents, and participating in a carbon offsetting program.
2 nights
San Vito
Organization for Tropical Studies' research station located in the Pacific highlands of southern Costa Rica, near the Panamanian border.
2 nights
San Gerardo de Dota
The Savegre Hotel Nature Reserve and Spa is located in the Talamanca Mountains of Costa Rica. The hotel is at an elevation of approximately 7,220 ft and is situated in a private cloud forest reserve that borders the Los Quetzales National Park. Its private reserve has earned a reputation for being one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal--one of the country's most colorful birds. To reach this attractive highland property it is necessary to travel on switchbacks and narrow mountain roads reaching elevations of up to 11,000 ft at Cerro de la Muerte.
1 night
San José
The Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel and Convention Center has 229 spacious rooms with modern conveniences and a long list of amenities that are meant to accommodate business travelers as well as vacationing families. It is conveniently located a short distance from San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport. The hotel has earned a Level 3 Certification for Sustainable Tourism by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute.
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