- Arenal Volcano
- Boat Tours
- Cano Negro
- Costa Rica
- Guide Service included
- Hanging Bridges
- San Gerardo de Dota
- Transfers Included
- Unique Locations
Almost 1.000 bird species all over Costa Rica;
Natural Mystic Travel Birding Trip for beginner and advanced birder
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|DURATION OF TRIP||12 Nights|
|ADVISED MONTHS OF TRAVEL||May but all year round we’ll design your Costa Rica Birding Trip|
|WHAT TO BRING||Camera and binoculars|
|Customize Your Trip||Change Destinations, Add Destinations, Add Tours, Modify Lodging, Upgrade Rental Car|
Day 1: Arrival and onward to Sarapiqui
Day 2: Selva Verde
Day 3: Cano Negro
Day 4: Birding Boat Tour
Day 5: Arenal
Day 6: Birding & Hanging Bridges Walk
Day 7: Hacienda la Ensenada
Day 8: Isla Chira and Palo Verde
Day 9: Osa; Piedras Blancas
Day 9: Piedras Blancas National Park
Day 11: San Gerardo de Dota
Day 12: Resplendent Quetzal
Day 13: Back to San Jose airport
Birding with Natural Mystic Travel, our birding expert designed the perfect trip for you!
Whether you are a beginner, advanced or well experienced birder; Costa Rica offers birding for all levels and ages. Enjoy this wonderful birding trip that leads through different eco systems and climates to see a big variety in birds; aquatic birds, birds of prey, flycatchers, hummingbirds…. too many to mention.
Many professionally guided tours are included for you, to see and learn a lot about the wonderful colorful birds in Costa Rica!
Starting in Sarapiqui low land rain forest you will wake up with the sounds of the tanagers, parrots, oropendulas and toucans around you… a wonderful way to start this beautiful birding trip!
Cano negro Wetland Reserve is your next location; a place not-to-miss to see a lot of herons, egrets, anhinga’s, woodrails and more! A guided boat trip is included for you.
Around the Arenal Volcano you can tick a lot more birds of your list, as over 400 species have been seen at the Arenal Observatory Lodge; you will have two guided morning walks included during your stay here.
In the Guanacaste tropical dry forest and the Palo Verde mangroves you will be treated with even more species; the rosate spoonbills nest here, as well as the fregat birds, a lot of brown pelicans and kingfishers and ospreys can also be seen frequently. A walk through the forest will high likely reveal woodpeckers, mot mots, ant eaters and more.
Piedras Blancas is your next true birding destination… on the road less travelled you will visit this beautiful place and keep your eyes open for more interesting colorful species.
Last, but not least, you will visit the cloud forest in San Gerardo de Dota; a true birding paradise where you will see a lot of hummingbirds and high likely the Resplendent Quetzal!
A wonderful Natural Mystic Birding Trip!
Selva Verde is besides a lodge a nature reserve; guests have free access and you will be amazed by the beauty of species of plants, trees, mammals reptiles, insects and birds.
Professional guides offer their services but you can also use the well marked trails for a self guided walk.
Surrounded by the Sarapiqui rain forest, Selva Verde Lodge offers explorers comfortable rooms, restaurant, bar and a refreshing pool.
Natural Lodge Cano Negro is a wonderful eco-lodge for your stay in the heart of Cano Negro Wetland Reserve.
For the true nature lover a place to put on your list and for the birder a place not-t0-miss during your Natural Mystic Travels.
Birding and nature tours can be reserved in a package combined with meals to complete your stay at Natural Lodge Cano Negro.
Arenal Observatory Lodge has a perfect location for being as close to the Arenal Volcano as it gets! nested between the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Arenal Lake beautiful views are guaranteed and with the personalized service, the lovely amenities and the comfortable guest rooms your stay in Arenal will be unforgettable.
7 miles of well-maintained hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails wind through the Arenal Volcano hotel’s 870-acre property, through primary and secondary rainforest, past waterfalls and across verdant pastures. Plenty of wildlife lives in the area, including three kinds of monkeys, anteaters, coatis, raccoons, deer, and more than 400 species of birds – making Arenal Observatory Lodge a preferred destination for bird watching in Costa Rica.
A daily complimentary guided morning walk offers you a chance to learn more about the forest and it’s inhabitants and the use of the pool and Jacuzzi will be inviting after you day of Arenal activities. If you are in for a challenging hike; we suggest the Cerro Chato Trail (climbing up the dormant small volcano to see a g=beautiful crater lake) that starts at the lodge.
Arenal Observatory Lodge offers a good restaurant, but you can also opt for restaurant options in la Fortuna village (about 40 minutes drive from this lodge).
Hidden in the jungle of remote Piedras Blancas National Park in southern Costa Rica, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge is surrounded by untouched wilderness. It is a hot spot for birdwatchers and nature lovers wishing to experience the sounds and sights of a tropical rainforest in a tranquil, undisturbed atmosphere. Arenal Observatory Lodge has a perfect location for being as close to the Arenal Volcano as it gets! nested between the Arenal Volcano National Park and the Arenal Lake beautiful views are guaranteed and with the personalized service, the lovely amenities and the comfortable guest rooms your stay in Arenal will be unforgettable.
The lodge offers 14 rooms, an exclusive jungle villa, a restaurant, a bar and a spring-fed pool. The 37-acre private reserve and the adjoining forest of Piedras Blancas National Park attract over 300 species of birds, almost 100 species of mammals and many amphibians and reptiles.
Esquinas Rainforest Lodge offers a large variety of tours and excursions that lead through a jungle with a biodiversity equal to nearby Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. Activities include hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, and boat and kayak tours in nearby Golfo Dulce.
All stays at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge include 3 delicious meals a day.
Savegre Lodge is a cloudforest hotel, reserve and spa… a complete experience in the San Gerardo de Dota cloud forest.
An excellent birding location as well a place not-to-miss for hikers and nature lovers; Savegre is a real nature paradise.
Savegre Reserve offers 400 acres of preserved cloud forest; home to many species of birds like the Quetzal and many hummingbirds as well as a lot of mammals en reptiles.
Enjoy your day strolling along the rivers and waterfalls in the lush green ancient cloud forest and relax at the fireplace in the afternoon at the cozy Savegre bar before a delicious dinner buffet.. a perfect place to stay in the Dota Valley.
Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!