Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Bring your own binoculars, wear long pants and insect repellent, comfortable shoes, and bottled water.
Rise and meet the minivan at your hotel in Puerto Viejo at the crack of dawn, 5 am, and head south to the entrance of Manzanillo-Gandoca Wildlife Refuge, where the expert bird watcher guide will guide you on a hike into the national park, and point out a multitude of birds in their natural habitat. Typical sightings include honeycreepers, humming birds, fly catchers, kingfishers and trogons-among the species that are prevalent in the region. On this birdwatching tour, expect to see between 20 to 60 species, identifiable by the guide by their distinctive whistles and behavior. The tour requires zero experience, and is an easy way to become an instant a bird enthusiast- start recognizing birds everywhere that you'd otherwise have missed, and realize how alive the sky is!
Minimum two people.
$60 per person