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The Scarlet Macaw Tour

Carara National Park is the meeting point of two incredible ecosystems, making a transitional zone between the dry north pacific coast and the very wet south pacific, therefore Carara features plant and animal from both areas, protects one of the last wild populations of scarlet macaw in Costa Rica, and make these place one of the best bird watching places on earth. Please get in contact with us so we can plan full day or half day tours for you.



Exploring Manuel Antonio


Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica’s most famous national park for good reason; it was named one of the world’s most beautiful parks by Forbes Magazine. Located in a humid tropical forest zone, this park protects both primary and secondary forest, mangroves, beach vegetation, and marine resources. There are 352 species of birds, 109 mammal species, and over 346 plant species within an area of only 4,900 acres. Your three-hour tour will be led by a professional nature interpreter who will open up both the natural history and natural wonders of this world-renowned preserve. 


Birding Journeys (Multiday tour)

We plan your tour to optimize birding opportunities all around Costa Rica. Choose from several birding hot spots including Savegre Valley, La Selva Biological Station, Arenal Volcano, Palo Verdes Biological Station, Las Cruces and La Gamba Biological Stations, and Los Cusingos Wildlife Refuge. We can prepare 7, 10, 15, or 22-day birding tours according to your time and budget.




Resplendent Quetzals and Savegre Valley

The Savegre Valley has the highest concentration of Replendant Quetzals in Central America. In addition, this valley has numerous endemic species making this location the perfect destination for birders. Target species include the Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Volcano Hummingbird, Scintillant Hummingbird, Spotted Wood Quail, Black-capped flycatcher, Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher, Yellow-winged Vireo, Flame-throated Warbler, Spangle-cheeked Tanager, and Timberline Wren. Even non-birders will appreciate the fantastic avifauna of this beautiful valley with its stunning views of the Replendent Quetzal. 



Birding at Manuel Antonio Vicinity


Birding the foothills of the Portalon and Esquipulas areas provide an excellent combination of birding habitats. These include open areas, secondary growth forests, and the swamps of Playa del Rey. On this birdwatching tour you may see Chesnut-mandibled Toucans, Fiery-billed Aracari, Orange-collared Manakins, Turquoise Contingas, and various Tanagers, Flycatchers, Egrets, Herons, and the American Pygmy Kingfisher. This tour includes transportation, lunch, and fees to enter the various properties.