Birding Vacation in Costa Rica

10 days for up to 7 greatest birding hotspot in costa rica

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In the next few lines, we present you with The 10 days Best Costa Rica Birding Tours, a wonderful birdwatching vacation package for your amazing vacations in Costa Rica.

It must be said, this is a starting offer. All our packages a fully customizable according to your needs, and your preferences. Especially when it comes to birdwatching.
For us is very important your feedback. Let us know if you have some preferences for birdwatching, or if you like to see as many species as possible.

Another factor to make some adjustments to is the season, especially when some species are a lifer for you.

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Intro about 10 days birding in Costa Rica

Do You have a short time for a Birding Vacation in Costa Rica?

Birding Trip in Costa Rica, but do you have a short time for a Birding Vacation in Costa Rica?
Do not worry, we have it covered. With Birding Costa Rica Tour Travel Agency, by Renzo Sturmo, we designed a 10 days birding trip vacation with up to 7 birding hotspot costa rica. With this Costa Rica Vacation Package, you can visit the best birding hotspot around Costa Rica.
Destinations included in this offer are Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, La Fortuna, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Medio Queso, Monteverde.

Check out the program for this Costa Rica Birding Vacation Package, and if you would like to make some changes, please send us your feedback to send you a new proposition.

Hai poco tempo per una vacanza di birdwatching in Costa Rica?

Hai poco tempo per una vacanza di birdwatching in Costa Rica?
Non preoccuparti, ci siamo incaricati di questo.  Con Birding Costa Rica Tour Travel Agency, di Renzo Sturmo, abbiamo progettato una vacanza di birdwatching di 10 giorni visitando fino 7 birding hotspot costa rica. Con questo pacchetto vacanze in Costa Rica, puoi visitare i migliori hotspot di birdwatching in Costa Rica.
Le destinazioni incluse in questa offerta sono Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, La Fortuna, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Medio Queso, Monteverde.

Dai un’occhiata al programma di questo pacchetto vacanze Birding in Costa Rica e, se desideri apportare alcune modifiche, inviaci il tuo feedback per inviarti una nuova proposta.

10 days Best Costa Rica birding tours

Program about 10 days birding in Costa Rica

Day 1

Travel to Costa Rica - Arriving and Overnight in San José Costa Rica

Day 1 – Airport – Overnight

day 1
Arrival at the international airport Juan Santamaría and after carrying out the customs procedures, transfer by private vehicle to the chosen hotel. overnight stay.

giorno 1
arrivo all’aereoporto internazionale Juan Santamaría, e dopo aver eseguito le procedure doganali, trasferimento con mezzo privato all’hotel prescelto. Pernottamento.

Day 2 and day 3

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí - La Selva Biological Station

Day 2 – Let’s go to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí

Not so early today, breakfast and departure to the famous birdwatching destination La Selva Biological Station in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. We are going to arrive at La Selva Biological Station around lunchtime. And then, of course, birding, photography, and enjoying the wildlife of Costa Rica rain forest.

La Selva Biological Station has a lot of trails, so you will be sure that there is no time to get bored.

At sunset, we go to the hotel, time for dinner and rest for the next day.

Day 3 – La Selva Biological Station

I am sure that we left some birds or animals left at La Selva Biological Reserve, so early morning is the perfect time to walk along other mysterious trails in the jungle.
After breakfast, we are going to meet with an experienced local guide. Costa Rica is not only about birds, but also dense wildlife. At La Selva Biological Station, we are going to have the possibility to spot the 3 kinds of monkeys, sloths, Tapir, and other mammals and reptiles that live around this very protected forest.

Depending on the season, our target could be:

Lunch and dinner are always part of our schedule. Late in the afternoon, we will be back at the hotel for a relaxing night.

Day 4 and day 5

La Fortuna at Arenal Volcano - Bogarin Trail - Arenal Observatory Private Reserve

Day 4 – Travel to La Fortuna at Arenal Volcano – The Bogarin Trail

Let’s begin the morning with some birding around the hotel, and a super breakfast before beginning our travel to La Fortuna at Arenal Volcano. We will arrive soon in the afternoon, ready for our second birding tour at Bogarin Trail private forest. This location just outside La Fortuna town, is the perfect place to spot easily some iconic birds of this area, as well sloths, frogs, and a few other reptiles.

Alway related to season, our few targets can be:

Just before sunset, we will be heading to the hotel located under the Arenal Volcano. If you are interested in frogs and other reptiles of Costa Rica, before dinner we can take a short walk along a magnificent pound inside the hotel.
After an intense day in Costa Rica bird photography tours, is time to relax and recharge batteries.

Day 5 – Arenal Observatory and Mistiko (or Sky Trek) Hanging Bridges

The list of the expected bird to see in La Fortuna – Arenal Volcano is long. Better to wake up early, and began the day around the private reserve of the hotel. After a substantial breakfast, we will continue birding in La Fortuna, inside the huge private reserve of the hotel. On mid-day a delicious lunch to regain strength, and ready to go to the hanging bridges of Mistiko or sky trek where you can see various birds of Arenal. Target to spot depending on the season:

It is time to call the day with a delicious costarican meal in La Fortuna, and sleep surrounded by the nature of the private reserve at Arenal Observatory Lodge.

La Fortuna at Arenal Volcano - Bogarin Trail - Arenal Observatory Private Reserve

Day 6 and day 7

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Day 6 – Travel to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Just to be sure we do not leave any bird unseen, we will begin the day around the restaurant of the Arenal Observatory Lodge. Breakfast around 8 am, and departure in the direction of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge in the north of Costa Rica. On the way lunch in a typical restaurant and arrival at 13.00 at Hotel de Campo.

We are not losing time, and after lunch, we will be on the boat for our first boat tour inside Caño Negro Refuge. Birds, monkeys, caimans, iguanas, turtles… we will spot any kind of the Costa Rica Wildlife. With the sunset, we will finish the day. Time to relax, a great meal, and a very restoring sleep.

Day 7 – More boat tours in Caño Negro Refuge

Sunrise around 5:30 am. No time to lose. Starting the boat trip in Caño Negro with coffee on the boat at 6 am, and let’s go drain the battery of your camera.
For the afternoon, we can choose between Medio Queso wetland (if it is dry season), or continue exploring Cano Negro Refuge.

Target birds to spot in this area can be:

(* Medio Queso: this can be an option during the dry season between February and April. During this time of the year, is possible to easily spot the Pinnated Bittern (Botaurus pinnatus), Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis), Sora (Porzana Carolina), Yellow-breasted Crake (Hapalocrex flaviventer)

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

Day 8 and day 9

Monteverde - Curicancha Private Reserve - Carrara National Park

Day 8 – Travel to Monteverde – Limonal for the Ara Macaw

It is time to travel to Monteverde. Today late breakfast and let’s go. On our way, a stop that we cannot miss. At Limonal there is a good restaurant that serves costarican food, and also is a great hotspot to take pictures of the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). They are in freedom but use to staying close by.

This will be a relaxing day. Arriving time to Monteverde will be in mid-afternoon, and the rest of the day will be free.

Day 9 – Birding in Monteverde – Curicancha Private Reserve

Monteverde is a very well-known destination for bird watching in Costa Rica. As the list of birds that we can spot is large, we will be birding from sunrise to sunset. Do not worry. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are also on the list to do.

Our birding walking tour destination will be the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and Curicancha Private Reserve.

During our stay in Monteverde, I can say that a few interesting birds that we should see can be:

Day 10 – Time to say goodbye

We will organize this last day according to your vacation and flight schedule.

Birdwatching destination in Costa Rica

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