birdwatching costa rica it's a small travel agency specialized in birding tours
has never occurred to us that we would own first a hotel and than a birding agency, and get settled in Central America. Yet here we are, one turn after another, fate brought Renzo from Italy to Costa Rica first, then Grace from the States. Eventually, we landed ourselves at this little oasis in Monteverde where we thought would be the best place to raise a family and starts our business. After several years works in Hotel industry we decided to open a birdwatching agency to help our guests to choose the best places in Costa Rica.
We don't offer only birding packages , if you want to visit Costa Rica ask us for a special plan
Birding tour from 10 to 20 days with the possibility to see from 300 to 650 species of birds
$2500pp minimun 2 people sharing a room
10 days tour noth zone and some parts of the pacific coast. Price per person with a minimun of 2 people with private guide included. Possibility to see between 250 to 300 species of birds. Contact us for the itinerary.
$4100pp minimun 2 people sharing a room
15 days tour central valley, north zone and pacific coast. Price per persn with a minimun of 2 people with private guide included. Possibility to see between 300 to 450 species of birds. Contact us for the itinerary
$4400pp minimun 2 people sharing a room
18 days tour atlantic and pacific side, central valley and north zone with private guide with a minimun of 2 people with priate guide included. Possibility to see between 450 to 550 species of birds. Contact us for the itinerary
$5500pp minimun 2 people sharing a room
20 days tour atlantic and pacific side, central valley and north zone with private guide with a minimun of 2 people with priate guide included. Possibility to see between 550 to 650 species of birds. Contact us for the itinerary
Birding tours from Monteverde
$150 per person
Renzo begins the tour by leading you towards San Luis town. Depending on everyone’s speed, the number of birds and other animals we spot along the way the 3 km hike can last 2 /4 hours At the end of the hike is a ranch where we will enjoy a hearty Costa Rican home cook meal After lunch is a short hike back to meet our private transportation back to the hotel.
The tour is open for anyone in good health and ready to do several hours of moderate hiking
Price Include entrance fee lunch and guide
$600 1-2 people per 2 nights all included
The tour is open for anyone in good health, ready to do long hours of moderate hiking. Minimum 2 people required, or double the cost for only one person please.
All rooms are with bunk beds and private bathroom (NO HOT WATER SHOWER). It is situated in the middle of the forest, surrounded by nothing but nature. The station's provide all three meals. Minimun requiere 2 nights up to 5 night. each night extra add $300
The price of the trip includes all transfers, accommodation, tour materials and the service(s) of the guide (s), entrance fees to parks and reserves mentioned on the itinerary, as well as meals as indicated on the final itinerary. The price doesn't included airplane tickets from/to your country to Costa Rica. Participants will be notified if any changes to the trip cost will be incurred .
A deposit of the 30% of the full amount as to be make at the moment of the reservation , the rest (70%) as to be make 50 days before your arrival.
Cancellations made 51 days before your arrival will be refound the 90% of the deposit.
Cancellations made between 50 to 35 days before your arrival will be refound the 60% of the deposit
Cancellations made the last 34 days NO REFOUND.
We offer customize packages around Costa Rica. We works with indivual person and small groups (max 8 people) We use brand new van and private car.
All our guide are certificate Costa Rican guides working for us since long time. In some zone of the country we work with local guide too. This is very important collaboration especially to spot some particular birds.
Our agency its located in Monteverde , one of the best place for birding. From here we do daily birding tours in the zone next by like San Luis and the San Gerardo ranger Station at the Children's Eternal Rain Forest
In Costa Rica we have more than 45 species of what we called Endemic Birds. The Endemic birds are birds that becomes isolated by geographical barrier for a while and evolved into a new species .
Costa Rica has a range of mountains running more or less continuously the length of the country
West of the ridge is the Pacific slope, to the east is the Caribbean slope
In spite of the small size of Costa Rica many different habitats are included
Wet or humid tropical rain forests, Evergreen forests that are perpetually moist and damp. These conditions , encourage a rich habitat of lush vegetation, tall trees and associated epiphytic growth such as mosses, bromeliads and orchids.
The tropical rain forest and divided into the Caribbean rain forests with huge trees and luxuriant growth. The Pacific rain forests isolated by the dry forests of the north and the high mountains of the Talamanca range.
Cloud Forest, is restricted to higher elevations where clouds envelop the forest for much of each day. The trees are festooned with an even more luxuriant growth of epiphytes and lianas.
Dry Forest is restricted to the northern part of the pacific slope.
Secondary Forest is forest that has regrown after the feeling of primary forest.
Paramo in Costa Rica is found only above 3200m on the highest peak of the Talamanca range.
We are all very appasionate about birdwatching. We know the best spots for birding in Costa Rica and we are always constantly looking for new birding places in the country
Favorite Bird: Resplendent Quetzal
Most Unforgettable Guiding Moment:
“The greatest satisfaction in my job is having the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, who share my interests in nature and conservation. My passion for my work has allowed me to acquaint and study different regions of our beautiful country. It is very motivating when the tourists identify with the beauty of Costa Rica - its nature and people.” Elberth graduated as a Costa Rican guide certified by INBio – National Institute of Biodiversity.
Favorite Birds: Black Skimmer –
Most Unforgettable Guiding Moment:
“Since I was born and raised surrounded by the cloud forest, my interest in nature is innate. At a young age, I was able to work for five years as a biology assistant; helping with the white face monkeys project at Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve near Bagaces, Costa Rica. Back in Monteverde, I worked for three years at the Monteverde Frog Pond. These experiences coupled with my education and training, provided me with a vast knowledge to lead all types of wildlife tours. I treasure every tour I lead as a unique opportunity to help raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation.”
Favorite Bird: Lovely Cotinga
Most Unforgettable Guiding Moment:
Alex’s family is locally known for their unity, humbleness and hard work. He and his brothers joined the local workforce at a young age, working in agriculture and dairy activities. The choice of a naturalist guide career came as the three brothers wanted to combine their knowledge and passion for the cloud forest in their back yard. “Since childhood, I was always struck by nature and conservation; this is for me, an essential part of our lives.” It has been almost 15 years since Alex, Mauricio and Elberth obtained their licenses and work as Costa Rica naturalist guides.
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