If you love Bird Watching and want to spend your vacation in the lap of nature, a holiday to Costa Rica, home to more than 900 species of birds, complete with a stay at a Birding Resort, is the holiday plan for you. Top sites to visit are the Caribbean Lowlands to see the Great Tinamou, the Highlands to see the Acorn Woodpecker, and the Tropical Dry Forests to see the Long Tailed Manakin. However, what has made Costa Rica Focus famous is it’s Birding Lodges, which allows you to see these, and many other of the area’s famed bird species.
Most of the lodges are nestled amongst pristine wilderness, giving you a chance to observe birds , and other wildlife in their natural habitat, without the hassle of travelling too far. Stays at the Birding Lodges in Costa Rica offer many facilities; ranging from verified services by the Tourist Board, to local expert guides who will show you the best spots to observe birds and tell you about them. The beautiful tracks, the friendly people, and the amazing view are just few of the reasons why these hotels are so much in demand. The lodges, which are in the middle of the protected forests, go one step further and also give you the local cuisine as well as a booklet with information about the local wildlife. They also provide you with binoculars, and raincoats in case of emergencies. If you prebook, the managers will also arrange tours for you.
If you have an idea about the kind of tour you want, you can also plan a custom tour, which will allow you to visit and photograph a wide variety of things in a specific area, rather than visiting multiple areas at once. While every lodge in Costa Rica is worth visiting, The Macaw Lodge is one of the more famous Birding Lodges in Costa Rica. You can spot the Fiery-billed Aracari, Riverside Wren, and a lot of other species here. The other resort it Esquimas Rainforest Lodge. It is at the South of the region, and home to few of the rare species of bird’s-namely, Charming Hummingbird and the Uniform Crake.
One should plan a stay of at least 4 to 5 days in the lodge to completely be able to take advantage of all the facilities the lodge has to offer. In addition to planning tours and treks for birdwatching, the lodges will also give you a chance to relax and unwind in the middle of the one the best biodiversity hotspots in the world. You don’t even have to go on special tours to watch the birds; a lot of them can be found in and around the lodge, and can easily be observed while simply having breakfast.
Other than it’s wildlife, Costa Rica also offers you the chance to explore a variety of landscapes, such as wetlands, mangroves, highlands, and the humid tropical wet and dry forests. It’s a great place for adventurers seeking to discover the wonders of nature, and you can observe a wide variety of diversity in terms of wildlife, landscapes, and the different kinds of Flora.
For more than 20 years, Costa Rica has been able to boast about having most of it’s land as protected. Tourism is one of the most revenue generating activity in that region, and Bird Watching has been the most popular activity, and is certainly worth being a part of the Bucket List. We hope you wonderful time Birding at Costa Rica!