The best locations for birdwatching Costa Rica
Discover the birds of Costa Rica by visiting the Route of the Costa Rica’s Birding Hotspots and staying at the core sites: the bes lodges and locations for birdwatching in the country’s 4 great ecoregions (birding provinces), home to 10% of the birds of the world and 5% of the biodiversity of the world.
Visiting the whole hotspots and the core sites will take from 10 to 20 nights, exploring the 4 regions, the most important ecosystems, national parks and other protected areas for the Costa Rica birdlife, however you are invited visit your favorite hotspots according to your target birds, available time, favorite lodges or ecosystems.
The hotspots are the richest areas in terms of birdlife of the country, where you will find a wide range of birds by the best ecosystems in the different eco regions or bird provinces of the Country. The Core sites are the best accommodations and reserves to explore each one of the Costa Rica’s Birding Hotspots (Click on the core sites to learn more).
ECOZONES – BIRDING REGIONS
HOTSPOTS – SUBREGIONS
CORE SITES – BEST ACCOMMODATIONS
|Caribbean Lowlands||La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano||Arenal Observatory Lodge.
Sky Adventures Arenal Park.
|Tortuguero & North Caribbean|
|South Caribbean||Selva Bananito Ecolodge.|
|Sarapiqui Lowlands||Selva Verde Lodge|
|Braulio Carrillo Foothill||Rainforest Adventures Nature Lodge.|
|Highlands||Talamanca Highlands & Los Quetzales||Paraiso Quetzal Lodge.
|Central & Southern Pacific Lowlands||Piedras Blancas & Osa Peninsula||Esquinas Lodge.|
|Costa Ballena||Hotel Cristal Ballena.|
|Carara & Turrubares Hills||Macaw Lodge.|
|Northern Lowlands||Palo Verde & Nicoya Gulf||Rancho Humo Estancia.|
|Nicoya Peninsula||Hotel Tango Mar.|
|Rincón de la Vieja & North Guanacaste||Hacienda Guachipelín.|
Interactive map of the location of the Core Sites in the Route of the Costa Rica’s Birding Hotspots: