Costa Rica

At a glance
Costa Rica is not just about coffee and volcanoes! This beautiful central American country offers so much more! It is home to an incredibly rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.03% of the world’s landmass (less than 20 000 square miles), it contains almost 5% of the world’s biodiversity!
The country boasts almost 10 000 species of butterflies and moths, 175 species of amphibians, 225 reptile species and nearly 250 species of mammal. Over 850 species of birds have been identified in Costa Rica! Seven of the Costa Rican species are considered endemic, and 19 are globally threatened. Costa Rica has recently geared itself heavily towards avitourism and has developed a superb infrastructure of transportation and accommodation for birders.
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Tour info:
Next departure dates:     February 2021
Spaces available:     Yes
Top Birds:

Resplendent Quetzal
Scarlet Macaw
Three-wattled Bellbird
Black and Ornate Hawk-Eagle
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl
Great Potoo
Boat-billed Heron
Great Tinamou
Great Curassow
Black-throated Trogon
Lattice-tailed Trogon
Collared Aracari
Rufous
Tody and Broad-billed Motmot
Ocellated Antbird
Black-hooded Antshrike
Russett Antshrike
Streak-chested Antpitta
Lovely Cotinga
Turquoise Cotinga
Rufous-winged Tanager
Flame-coloured Tanager
Emerald Tanager
Crimson-collared Tanager
Speckled Tanager
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Volcano Hummingbird
Blue-chested Hummingbird
Black-crested Coquette
White-throated Mountaingem

Top Mammals:

Brown-throated and Hoffman’s Two-toed SlothBaird’s TapirWhite-tailed DeerRed BrocketMantled Howler MonkeyCentral American Spider MonkeyWhite-fronted CapuchinCentral American Squirrel MonkeyCentral American AgoutiWhite-nosed CoatiCollared Peccary


Top Attractions:
Incredibly biodiverse fauna and flora; World famous La Selva Biological Station; Beautiful San Jose city; Tenorio Volcano National Park; Carara National Park; Heliconias Hanging Bridges Trail; Cerro de la Muerte highlands; Lowlands of Sarapiqui; Top quality coffee & excellent cuisine; Incredible photographic opportunities; Stunning and diverse scenery


ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival in San José, Costa Rica
Day 2 San José to Tenorio volcano Region
Day 3 Tenorio volcano region
Day 4 Tenorio volcano region to Sarapiqui region
Day 5 Sarapiqui region
Day 6 Sarapiqui to Cerro de la Muerte highlands
Day 7 Cerro de la Muerte highlands
Day 8 Cerro de la Muerte to San Isidro valley
Day 9 San Isidro valley to Carara National Park
Day 10 Carara National Park
Day 11 Carara to San José and Departure


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