Costa Rica is considered one of the Best countries for bird watching, a paradise for the lovers of this practice. More than 900 species of birds are awaiting when you arrive to this beautiful country surrounded by nature. The advantage that Costa Rica has, besides offering a great amount of species is that it is a small country, more or less the size of West Virginia, which allows to move among the different life zones very easy. In Costa Rica you can observe birds on the Caribbean side, birds on the Pacific side, high elevation birds, primary forest birds, secondary forest birds, birds of open areas, coastal, mangrove etc.
There are recognized spots for bird watching like Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, where bird watchers come every year to be able to see the majestic Resplendent Quetzal, the impressive Bell Bird, the umbrella bird among many other. Hotel Belmar, located just a couple of miles from this reserve is ideal for staying. Another popular place is the Corcovado National Park, one of the jewels of nature in the south pacific of Costa Rica, an amazing primary forest, home of endemic species not only of Costa Rica, but of the National Park itself, which means that if you want to see them they can only been seen in Corcovado. In Nicuesa Lodge you can have access to this forest that host a big percentage of the biodiversity of the country.
As our last recommendation we recommend CATIE, located in Turrialba region, here you can admire all the species that are exclusive to the Caribbean side. Hotel Casa Turire, just a few minutes from this institute is the perfect hotel to visit this place. Small Distinctive Hotels, Naturally exclusive.