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  1. Costa Rica
  2. Puntarenas Province
  3. Santa Teresa

San Gerardo de Dota bird watching guided tour at Talamanca

Product ID: 111013
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The beautiful environment of biological corridors make this attractive region a paradise, where more than 170 species of birds peacefully coexist with man. This area is perfect for those looking for a once in a lifetime bird watching experience.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

You will be picked-up at your hotel in the area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a once in a lifetime bird watching experience
  • Spot the spectacular quetzal bird and some hard-to-spot species
  • Admire lush virgin woods, rare flora and fauna, refreshing rivers and stunning waterfalls
Full description
San Gerardo de Dota lies within the valley of the Savegre River located in the Talamanca Mountains. This area is a favorite amongst bird watchers as the surrounding cloud forest and crisp mountain air combine to create prime habitat for many species of birds.

San Gerardo de Dota besides being inside the beautiful Los Quetzales National Park, is near Dominical beach, Tapantí-Macizo de la Muerte National Park and Cerro Chirripó. You can be picked-up at any of this places.
Morning birdsong heralds the start of an unforgettable experience in the cloud forest. During breakfast the hummingbirds give you an indication of what your excursion will be like. 
San Gerardo is also a paradise for birdwatchers as it has more than 170 bird species, including some of the most rare and endangered bird species. This is one of the best places of the world to spot the spectacular resplendent Quetzal, a highlight for many on a Costa Rica birding tours. 
Various migratory species arrive throughout the different seasons of the year, joining the native species to add still more colorful views for birdwatchers. Aside from the quetzal, there are many other bird species located within the surrounding area. Such species include emerald toucanettes, bell birds, trogons, hummingbirds, tanagers, and woodpeckers to name a few.

After meeting your guide at the hotel reception, you set out on your walk through trails in different areas of the valley in order to watch as many birds as possible. Along our trails, you will be able to find the most elusive and hard-to-spot species, real trophies for birders who want to increase their life list.

Besides the bird watching adventure, you will have the opportunity to walk through kilometers of forest trails and admire lush virgin woods, rare flora and fauna, refreshing rivers and stunning waterfalls.
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Equipment

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide