Specialized Birdwatching Tours

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: From $64 per person.

Our most popular tour picks up in your hotel around 5:15 am to arrive at Mundo Aventura Natural Park by 5:30 am, and ends around 9:30 am, after a delicious light breakfast of fresh fruit, juice, and coffee. The circuit trail combines tree plantations, a gallery forest alongside on of the important rivers of the area, a regenerating forest with open grasslands and pastures, and small brooks which permit the observation of typical open area birds, in addition to aquatic and wooded area birds.

Among the most common birds found here, we have: Great Kiskadees (Pitangus Sulphuratus), Tropical Kingbird Flycatchers (Capsiempis Flaveola), Montezuma Orioles (Psarocolius Montezuma), Variable Seedeaters (Sporophila Americana), Tropical Tyrants (Tyrannus Melancholicus), Red-billed Pigeons (Patagioenas Flavirostris), and Groove-billed Anis. In addition, you can observe less common resident species like the Iron Architect which gets its name from the impressive twig platform it creates for a nest. The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres Cachinnans) is a good-sized hawk whose presence is an indicator of a healthy environment, this because their diet depends on snakes, which in turn feed on frogs, rodents, lizards, birds and other snakes. In the park it is also possible to see Black-Cheeked Woodpeckers (Melanerpes Pucherani) and Purple Trogons (Trogon Violaceus).

Among the aquatic habit birds which are the most difficult to observe, we may be graced with the presence of Uniform Crakes (Amaurolimnas Concolor) and White-throated Fledgling. (Laterallus Albigularis).

If you prefer a more technical tour with different types of birds, choose between any of our other 9 options of semi-private tours, with a specialized guide for each area. Among these alternatives, you can choose between bird watching at Lake Arenal, the Arenal Hanging Bridges, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Eco Center Danaus, El Silencio Reserve, Juan Castro Blanco Cloud Forest Reserve, Children’s Eternal Rainforest, and more. If there is a specific bird you are finding, let us know to recommend the best observation spots.

Departure time:
05:15 hrs.
Return time:
10:00 hrs.
What you’ll need to bring:
Hiking shoes or sneakers, comfortable clothing, rain coat, insect repellent, binoculars, money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs.
We’ll include:
Transportation to and from your hotel in air conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi, bilingual naturalist guide specialized in birdwatching, reserve entrance fees, professional observation telescope, bottled mineral water, light breakfast, insurance policy.

Additional Notes:

  • Rates per person (USD).
  • Minimum age required: 00 years.
  • Price for child’s: 05 – 12 years.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 02 passengers.
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Pick ups in hotels that are located to far from La Fortuna town and far from the main road to the Volcano can have extra charge.
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, we will send your exact pickup time.
  • The departure times are approximates. Your exact pick-up time will be sent in your reservation confirmation.