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Costa Rica Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    2nd - 16th of February 2015
  • Price
    € 3.190 p.p. *
    € 500 Single supplement.*
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees,
    boat-trips and airport transfers.
  • Excludes
    Flights, insurance and personal costs
  • Tour party
    Minimum 6, maximum 10 persons
  • Your flight planning: Arrival on the 2nd of February at Juan Santamaria Airport of San José. Departure on 16th of February after 18.00 PM from Juan Santamaria Airport of San José

  • Optional
    For extra nights in San José in the superb hotel Bougainvillea
    € 80 p.p.p.n breakfast included*
    € 25 p.p.p.n single supplement*

* This price can fluctuate depending on the exchange rate (applied is 1,40 $/€) to US$.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Hotel Bougainvillea - Arrival and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2 - Savegra Mountain Lodge - San José to Savegra Mountain Lodge
  • Day 3 - Savegra Mountain Lodge - Lodge area.
  • Day 4 - Rancho Naturalista - am: Paramo, Rancho Naturalista via Providencia Road
  • Day 5 - Rancho Naturalista - Rancho area
  • Day 6 - La Quinta - Rancho Naturalista to La Quinta
  • Day 7 - La Quinta - La Selva, OTS
  • Day 8 - La Quinta - am: Braulio Carillo
  • Day 9 - Arenal Observatory Lodge - am: Virgen del Socorro/Cinchona hummingbird Station
  • Day 10 - Arenal Observatory Lodge - am: Hanging bridges. pm: Birding at Lake Arenal
  • Day 11 - Arenal Observatory Lodge - am: Observatory Grounds
  • Day 12 - Punta Leone Beach Resort - Carrara Area
  • Day 13 - Punta Leone Beach Resort - am: Tarcol/Carrara area, pm: boat-ride Tarcolriver
  • Day 14 - Punta Leone Beach Resort - All day in Carrara National Park
  • Day 15 - am: birding. pm: Airport - Departure

Latest Trip Report Costa Rica

slaty-flowerpiercerIt is always somewhat of a trial, especially in your advancing years, to come to terms with long-haul flights. In fact, it can put you off travelling to a great many destinations. If there is such a thing as compensation for the tiring experience of long distance flights then Costa Rica is it. The country is an all round destination, good food, great accommodation, scenically beautiful, fantastic wildlife and wonderfully friendly people. It always amazes me how varied a landscape such a small country offers and the diversity of birds reflects the great range of habitats present. If you haven’t yet been then go or at least put it on your life’s wish list!
By way of relaxing before and after our main tour, we booked an extra night prior to the start and at the end of our birding tour. We used the Hotel Bougainvillea in San Jose as our start and end point. I thoroughly recommend this hotel, set within its own grounds, beautifully landscaped and with several birds and plants to interest those given to strolling through gardens at their own pace. The ambience, the food and friendly staff all conspire to relax you after your journey and makes for an ideal last night in preparation for your homeward flight.


Meet your Tour Guides for Costa Rica

steven-easleySteven Easley lives in Costa Rica with his lovely wife Magdalena and their dog Rafiki. Growing up with a father and older brother who loved birding it wasn't long till he caught the bug himself. This became evident when he lived in Kenya for 4 years and where he is now considered one of the premier bird guides for that amazing country. Steven is also a very accomplished nature photographer, specializing in birds and more recently butterflies. He has been successfully guiding in Costa Rica for the past 6 years. During that time he has developed a large following of loyal birders who not only appreciate his guiding skills and birding knowldge but also his sense of humor and his many stories of living in Kenya. Steven is a bird guide who is serious about birding but also wants everyone to have a good time in the process. These rare traits make for an unforgettable experience while on tour with him in Costa Rica.
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail, and fullfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.