Best Bird Watching Tours Costa Rica. Renowned for its explosive diversity and impressive natural beauty, Costa Rica is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 900 bird species, including birding favorites such as Quetzals,Toucans, Scarlet Macaws, Motmots, Hummingbirds, Owls and Trogons, and more. A single day of bird watching in this captivated corner of the world can offer sightings of up to 85 to 150 diverse species.

In Costa Rica alone, there are 12 of the planet’s 18 different life zones. Ranging from the dry tropical climate of the Nicoya Peninsula to the humid lowlands of the Caribbean coast, Costa Rica has an implausible array of habitats and micro-ecosystems. And within every micro-ecosystem, the birding chances are nearly endless.

Sarapiquí Birding Package
Bird Watching Arenal
Birdwatching Caño Negro

Sarapiquí Birding Package


Reserving this package of four days and three nights at Selva Verde Lodge you will have the opportunity to join our naturalist guides for two early morning walks and enjoy bird scouting adventures through the grounds and paths at the lodge in search of hummingbirds, trogons, parrots, toucans, honeycreepers, great green macaws and more. Also enjoy a float tour at the Sarapiqui River through forested and farming areas full of tropical birdlife, including the Amazon Kingfisher, Boat Billed Heron and Fascinated Tiger Heron. Our boat guides are some of the top wildlife spotters on the river. Besides birds, you just might spot a three toed sloth or a crowd of howler monkeys.

In addition to having an amazing bird list, la Selva Biological Station is a living laboratory. Located next to Braulio Carrillo National Park, la Selva protects over 3,500 acres of virgin rainforest. More than 400 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded in the reserve, representing approximately half of Costa Rica’s bird species.

Includes :

  • 3 nights lodging at Selve Verde Lodge, River Lodge room with breakfast included
  • Roundtrip transport to activities and tours included
  • Early Morning Bird Walks
  • Boat Ride in the Sarapiqui River
  • Regular Hike 2 hrs
  • Birding at La Selva Biological Station.
Birding Package
Tour Adults Meals Days Nights
Single occupancy $469 Breakfast 4 3
 Double occupancy  $315  Breakfast  4  3

Bird Watching Arenal


Juan Castro Blanco National Park is an exceptional place for bird watching; specially for searching the famous Resplendent Quetzal, (Pharomachrus Mocinno) famous for its majestically colored feathers.

Just an hour and a half from La Fortuna, through the wonderful plains of San Carlos, we will come upon this spectacular place surrounded by cloud forests where the main rivers of the northern region begin.

Many of the major rivers of the San Carlos Valley and the Atlantic region initiate in the aquifers of this National Park.  The total area of the park is of 14,250 hectares (approximately 35,600 acres) and it was created by decree in 1992.  60% of the total area of the park is covered by primary forest and the rest consists of patches of secondary forest. This tour will finish with a delicious lunch including fresh trout.

Includes :

  • Transportation from the hotel with A/C vans
  • Bilingual naturalist guide with ICT certification,
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Bottled water, energizing snacks & lunch with trout
  • Material with supporting information
  • Liability policy.
Juan Castro Blanco Cloud Forest (Searching the Quetzal)
Tour Adults Child 8-10 Departs End
Juan Castro NP $115 $86 07:00 16:30
  • Rates per person (USD).
  • Minimum age required: 08 years
  • Good physical condition is required
  • This tour requires a minimum of 02 participants.
  • Pick ups in hotels that are located to far from La Fortuna town or the main road to the Volcano can have extra charge.
  • Any cancellation or modification of the reservation made less than 24 hours before departure will incur a penalty of 100%
  • The customer shall it be at the agreed time and place, we’ll wait a maximum of 5 minutes. In case of No Show, the reservation will be charged to 100%

Birdwatching Caño Negro


Due to the big amount of natural diversity in Caño Negro it is an vital feeding ground for both resident and migratory birds which is why there is such a large variety of birds that can be observed, 350 species to be more exact.

During 3 days you will have the opportunity to search the fantastic birds of this reserved area, the expert guides will help you to identify each bird and recognize their calls and assist you while you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of ornithology.

Also you will visit the channels and the lagoons that create this spectacular destination on a completely safe and very comfortable boat.

Visitors will be impressed with the magic scenery and with the variety of flora and fauna they can observe within the incredible beauty of the wetlands.

Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 350 bird species, 310 plants and at least 160 species of mammals such as; the howler monkey, the white faced monkey and the spider monkey.

Includes :

  • 2 Nights in Natural Lodge Caño Negro
  • 1 Wetlands Boat Tour (two hours tour) *
  • 1 ” Bird Sanctuary ” Tour
  • 2 Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • 2 Dinners
  • All Taxes
Caño Negro Birdwatching
Occupation Adults Child 3 -12 Days Nights
Single $475 N/A 3 2
 Double  $335  $184  3  2
  • Rates per person (USD).
  • Minimum age required: 08 years
  • This tour requires a minimum of 02 participants.
  • Any cancellation or modification of the reservation made less than 15 days before departure will incur a penalty of 100%