Owing both to a temperate climate and an environment that is rich in fruits and flowers, Costa Rica is blessed with an avian population that is diverse, colorful, and prolific. Nearly 840 species of birds can be found here, ranging from Scarlet Macaws to Resplendent Quetzals to Keel-billed Toucans. Accompanied by experienced naturalist guides, birding tours are hands down the best way to spot these animals. Binoculars and birding booklet in hand, tours wind through forest trails and up rivers searching for the winged creatures. Monteverde, Guapiles, and the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve are some of the country’s finest places to go birding.
Finally, a visit to the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden is not to be missed. Here visitors can observe up to 14 species of the tiny, lively colored birds as they amaze you with their spectacularly acrobatic aerial maneuvers. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
This tour - situated upon a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve - provides a wonderful opportunity to spot some of Costa Rica's most fabulous avian species.
It’s no secret that the birding in Costa Rica is some of the best in the world. On this tour you will search for, spot and identify a variety of birds. You can choose between either a coastal or mountain environment.
Hosting over 850 species of native and migratory birds, Costa Rica is an undeniably great place to go birding. On this tour you’ll be accompanied by a naturalist guide and will search for species such as the Cattle Egret, Crested Caracara, Laughing Flacon, and Squirrel Cuckoo.
Often times the best places around the world to visit are the most challenging to get to. This is certainly true of the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, one of the most biologically diverse destinations in Costa Rica. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
Real Cano Negro Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
Get and early start and explore the rainforest in search of tropical birds and wildlife. The Transitional Tropical Rainforest is ideal for birding Costa Rica and is home to native birds including tanagers, warblers, Euphoni, toucans, Scarlet Macaws and more.
The Wildlife and Birding Kayak Tour offers river kayaking along the Buena Vista River for a guided look at a variety of birds and other creatures near Samara on the Nicoya Peninsula.
From start to finish the goal of this tour is to identify as many birds as possible. The Monteverde region is home to over 400 species of bird throughout the tropical mountain and pre-mountain slopes. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
Discover the rainforest surrounding the Arenal Volcano from an unrivaled perspective on the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
Most travelers to southwestern Costa Rica know at least a little about the Corcovado National Park – including its massive size, relative seclusion and wild amounts of biodiversity. Few, however, get the privilege of staying in this park overnight. Doing so will allow travelers to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Corcovado during the evening and early morning.