Best places to do bird watching in Guanacaste

Looking for an adventure tour in Costa Rica?. Natural ecosystems, natural parks and tons of bird’s species is what makes Costa Rica vacations a unique place to go.


Bird watching means to observe every single detail of the bird’s species, from its colors to their feathers. If you go visit Guanacaste Province, it is a must to go to Palo Verde National Park or Los Quetzales National Park do to this activity.

If you are a bird lover and want to see birds in their habitat, this post is for you. Natural ecosystems, natural parks and tons of bird’s species is what makes Costa Rica vacations a unique place to go. If you are a bird lover and want to see birds in their habitat, this post is for you.

Palo Verde National Park

There are so many private tours in Costa Rica that can take you to Palo Verde National Park. Even if you go alone or in group to enjoy this adventure tour in Costa Rica, this is an excellent place to start.

Palo Verde National Park is the number one place to do bird watching. There is a diverse variety of natural bird habitats like wetlands, grasslands and dry forests.

Tempisque River runs there, and during rainy season, many migrating birds feel attracted by its flooded environment. But when the current rises, is hard for visitors to cross the river and see the birds.

Nevertheless, it is possible to see some of the bird species living there like snowy white herons, roseate spoonbills and green-backed herons. You will also see great egrets, glossy ibis and black-bellied whistling ducks. 

The favorite bird for people to see is the scarlet macaw. This bird is so colorful with shiny bright red, yellow and blue feathers that it may look like a piñata. Besides birds, you can also find iguanas, crocodiles and monkeys.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

If you want a real adventure tour in Costa Rica you must go visit Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this place, you will find everything you need to do bird watching and some things else.  

Rincón de la Vieja National Park is the land of thousands of bird species. If you love birds, you will love this adventure tour. As this park is located near the airport, you can ask for Liberia airport shuttle service.

Likewise, at Hacienda Guachipelin, a comfy resort located in the park’s slopes, you will enjoy an early morning bird watching walk by the hotel’s gardens. This resort offers you everything you need: sounds of nature, bird sounds and nature itself.

BIrd Watching in COsta Rica
BIrd Watching in COsta Rica

In this national park you will be able to see a diversity of birds like the Spectacled Owl, the Curassow and the Montezuma Oropendola. After doing bird watching, you can go hiking and taking a bath in Rincón de la Vieja hot springs. 

Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve

Another place you must visit in Guanacaste Province if you want to do bird watching is Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve. This reserve is located in Monte Verde at Northwest of Puntarenas Province.

If you like, you can book a private tour in Costa Rica that will take you to this amazing park. In this adventure tour you will get to see all type of birds, jaguars, tapirs, monkeys and sloths.

You will not be bored in this Costa Rica adventure tour and if you do, you need to look for something else. This tour is for those who love nature and birds as well.

Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve is well known for the 30 different species of hummingbirds. One of them is the ruby-throated hummingbird, the fastest of all birds there.

At this reserve, you will also see some parrots, herons, eagles, cuckoos, owls and blue throated toucan. And maybe, if you are lucky, you will get to see the Resplendent Quetzal Great or the curassow which species is endangered.

Los Quetzales National Park

A must visit place you need to go if you want an adventure tour in Costa Rica is Los Quetzales National Park. This mountain park goes through three rainforests and has a glacier in the background.

You can tell by this contrast that this park has a lot of diversity. Among its forest you will find 14 ecosystems where you will see pumas, black guan, tapirs and squirrel monkeys.

For some reason, this national park is called Los Quetzales. The astonishing Quetzal is the most popular resident of this park and loves to show off during mating period.

You will be completely amazed by this big bird. Its sparkling green or red feathers and moving tail will tell you how imposing and territorial this bird might be. You will also see hummingbirds with vibrant colors too.

You can tell that Los Quetzales National Park is the best park to do bird watching and have the most natural adventure tour in Costa Rica. Its diversity in ecosystems and the quetzal makes this park interesting to visit in Guanacaste.

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