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Costa Rica Birding Spectacular

Trip Description

Thirteen days of birding around Costa Rica, with several options for extensions before or after the trip.  See lush rainforests, high mountain ranges, coastal swamps and more, all filled with the abundant birdlife this region is well known for.  The varied insects, wildlife, scenery, and vegetation make for a very interesting trip.  You will be taken through a wide sampling of habitats by an experienced local guide to optimize your birding.  Local food will be provided at mealtimes so you can sample some of the fresh grown produce you see every day.  Expect plesant weather all year round.

More details about this Trip:

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrivals in San José and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Departure to the Central Pacific Coast

Day 3: Early Morning Boat Tour, Afternoon in Carara National Park

Day 4: AM Pacific Birding, Then Transfer to Monteverde, PM Birding in Monteverde

Day 5: AM in Curi-cancha Reserve, Afternoon at Santa Elena Reserve

Day 6: Departure to Arenal Volcano, Birding Along the Way

Day 7: Full Day Birding at Arenal Volcano National Park

Day 8: AM in Arenal and Transfer to Caribbean Rainforest

Day 9: Caribbean Lowlands and Birding at La Selva Biological Station

Day 10: AM in Sarapiquí, Afternoon Drive to Caño Negro

Day 11: Caribbean Wetlands Boat Tour, Birding Caño Negro

Day 12: Birding Cordillera Central on way to San José

Day 13: International Flights Home from San Jose.


Extension options:


  • 5 days birding the Osa Peninsula 

  • 8 days birding the Talamanca Mountains and Osa Peninsula


Detailed Itinerary

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