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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
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,479
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
475
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.
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,479
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
475
Program No. 20616 RJ
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DATES & PRICES

Hotel
Details
Accommodation Details
Comfortable accommodations that meet our high standards.
Nov 4 - Nov 14, 2021
Hotel 2,549
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with Oct. 25 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

Jan 16 - Jan 26, 2022
Hotel 2,629
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 6 & Jan.26 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

Mar 14 - Mar 24, 2022
Hotel 2,629
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Mar. 4 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

May 13 - May 23, 2022
Hotel 2,479
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 3 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2022
Hotel 2,579
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Dec 1 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

DATES & PRICES

Hotel
Details
Accommodation Details
Comfortable accommodations that meet our high standards.
Nov 4 - Nov 14, 2021
SOLD OUT
Hotel 2,949
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with Oct. 25 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

Jan 16 - Jan 26, 2022
Hotel 3,029
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Jan. 6 & Jan.26 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

Mar 14 - Mar 24, 2022
Hotel 3,029
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Mar. 4 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

May 13 - May 23, 2022
Hotel 2,479
Special Offer

No added cost for single rooms! Free singles are limited. Please call for details.

Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the May 3 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

Dec 11 - Dec 21, 2022
Hotel 2,979
Itinerary Note

This departure can be combined with the Dec 1 date of Program #22443- Birding in Northern Costa Rica: Tanagers to Toucans.

At a Glance

In this small-group adventure, go off-the-beaten path to explore some of the less-visited birding hot spots in Costa Rica. In a range of habitats — Pacific lowland rainforest, dry deciduous forest, primary premontane forest, oak woodlands, cloud forests and more — spot myriad rare and vibrant species. Each unique and beautiful location offers the chance to identify numerous intriguing endemic and migratory birds in one of the world’s great birding destinations.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Daily early morning birding activities. Walking up to three miles daily over varied terrain in tropical conditions and long periods standing. Elevations up to 11,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Observe brilliantly colored Resplendent Quetzals while they feed on the fruit of the aguacatillo tree.
  • Spot nocturnal birds and mammals, including owls, on nighttime hikes.
  • Look for water birds and shore birds during a boat ride along the mangrove-lined banks of the Tarcoles River.

General Notes

Maximum group size for this program is 12. All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at www.aba.org/ethics.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Costa Rica Adventure Map
by National Geographic
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000.
Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide
by L.H. Emmons
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South American features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
Wild Costa Rica
by Adrian Hepworth
This beautiful, informative survey of the habitats, wildlife and protected areas of Costa Rica features 200 color photographs and chapters on natural history and conservation.
The Monkey's Bridge, Mysteries of Evolution in Central America
by David Rains Wallace
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, Wallace often weaves his own travels in the region with a crisp overview of exploration, nature and evolution. Natural history buffs and ecologically minded travelers will appreciate this valuable resource.
Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture, Politics
by Steven Palmer (Editor), Ivan Molina (Editor)
A lively, literate sourcebook on the politics, economy and society of Costa Rica
The Wildlife of Costa Rica, A Field Guide
by Twan Leenders, Robert Dean, Jim Zook, Fiona Reid
This guide includes 450 of the most common, interesting and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods that you are likely to encounter. Each has exquisite full-color illustrations.
Culture Smart! Costa Rica
by Jane Koutnik
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Costa Rican customs, etiquette and culture.
Green Phoenix, Restoring Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
by William Allen
The vivid tale of the creation of the Guanacaste Conservation Area in Northwest Costa Rica
A Bird-Finding Guide to Costa Rica
by Barrett Lawson
With bird lists, directions, descriptions and lodges for 53 sites in Costa Rica.
Tropical Nature
by Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
National Geographic Costa Rica
by Christopher P. Baker
This stylish and informative travel resource features 200 photographs, many maps and good information on the country's history, nature and culture.
Costa Rican Wildlife
by Pocket Naturalist
Put it in your pocket! This handy, fold-up card includes color illustrations of dozens of typical birds, mammals and reptiles. We also carry plastic cards for Costa Rica Birds (Item CRC56) and Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths (Item CRC57), $5.95 each.
Costa Rica, A Journey Through Nature
by Adrian Hepworth
Dividing the book by ecosystem and geographic area, BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Hepworth's color photographs showcase the diversity of Costa Rica's wildlife and habitats.
Costa Rica, A Traveler's Literary Companion
by Barbara Ras
These 26 well-chosen stories by Costa Rican writers introduce the people, culture and land.
Costa Rican Spanish
by Lonely Planet
A pocket guide to understanding idioms, slang and Spanish as it is spoken by the Ticos.
Nature of the Rainforest, Costa Rica and Beyond
by Adrian Forsyth, E.O. Wilson (Introduction), Michael Fogden (Photographer)
Our favorite biologist-writer returns to the Neotropics in this beautifully illustrated, oversized overview of the rainforest. With chapters on Monteverde and Guanacaste, plants, frogs and snakes, birds, monkeys and jaguars, the sloth, peculiar insects and biodioversity; A marvelous, anecdotal introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation.
A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
by F. Gary Stiles, Alexander Skutch, Dana Gardner (Illustrator)
A masterfully researched and comprehensive field guide to the birds of Costa Rica, including an overview of geography, habitats and avifauna. Covers 800 species and features 52 color plates.
Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths
by James Kavanagh
A handy, laminated fold-up card with color illustrations of Costa Rica’s more visible species of butterflies and moths. Includes the distinguishing markings or behaviors of each species.
Costa Rica Birds
by James Kavanagh
A handy, laminated fold-up card with full-color illustrations of birds commonly found in Costa Rica. Great for kids, too.
The Birds of Costa Rica
by Richard Garrigues, Robert Dean (Illustrator)
This new edition covers 903 species of birds with hundreds of new, supplemental or revised color illustrations by Robert Dean and revised color-coded range maps.
Meals
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
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
  • Nov 04, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
  • Nov 08, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021
  • Dec 04, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021
  • Jan 16, 2022 - Jan 26, 2022
  • Feb 08, 2022 - Feb 18, 2022
  • Mar 14, 2022 - Mar 24, 2022
  • Apr 02, 2022 - Apr 12, 2022
  • May 13, 2022 - May 23, 2022
  • Nov 02, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022
  • Dec 11, 2022 - Dec 21, 2022
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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 Trogon Lodge is a mountain property located in San Gerardo de Dota, at an altitude of 7,000 ft (2,200 mts) above sea level. The clean waters of the Savegre River run through the property's attractive gardens. The Savegre River is an important source of potable water in the region and it is also home to a local specialty--Rainbow trout. The lodge includes a forest reserve (Los Santos) that covers an area of 62,000 hectares and showcases three different life zones: premontane rainforest, low montane rainforest and montane rainforest.
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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.
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
Carara
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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