Exceptional birdwatching in Costa Rica

We have put together an exceptional package to discover the formidable birdlife in the best places in Costa Rica in 14 days.

You will be travelling from North to South of the country, going through the enigmatic cloud forest, discovering the rich culture and unique wilderness of its nature. You will have the chance to admire the beautiful scenery and stunning birdlife, which is one of the world’s best places for birdwatchers.

Some days are dedicated for you to admire the fauna and flora at your own pace. However, you do have optional activities. Ask our Travel Specialists for further information.


  • Travel from North to South of Costa Rica
  • Discover the rich culture and history of the area
  • Explore the enigmatic cloud forest
  • Admire the beautiful scenery and exceptional birdlife known worldwide

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to San José
Day 2: Arrival in Heredia
Day 3-5: Birdlife in Boca Tapada
Day 6-7: Sarapiqui
Day 8-10: San Gerardo de Dota
Day 11-13: Golfo Dulce
Day 14: Transfer Golfo Dulce - San José & to London Heathrow

Truly individual

Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.

Day 1: Fly to San José

You will fly overnight from London Heathrow to San José Airport.

Day 2: Arrival in Heredia

The next day, a private transfer will be waiting for you from San José Airport (also known as Juan Santamaria International Airport) to Heredia province.
This province of Costa Rica has a lot to offer, from protected national resources to rescued animals. You can also admire the remarkable Barva Volcano and coffee plantations in the area, which is one of the best coffees in the world. Heredia, its capital, is rich in culture and history. Share with locals and wander around in the so-called "City of Flowers".

Day 3-5: Boca Tapada

Head out to Tapada, the Northern Region close to the Nicaragua border and San Juan river. The economy of the isolated region is focused on Agriculture such as pineapple production. Furthermore, the beautiful area is home of many birdlife species. You can spot the Great Green macaw and the Scarlet macaw. Other species can be found in the rainforest, including toucans, oropendolas, honeycreepers, tanagers, chestnut-bellied Herons and much more.

Day 6-7: Sarapiqui

Your next trip will bring you to Sarapiqui, the tenth canton in the province of Heredia and an economy focused on plantations and cattle. The area has preserved an untouched wilderness, so you can find a lot of fauna species. A biological station offers a tour for those who wish to improve their knowledge of the area. Naturalist guides will escort you and make sure you do not miss anything!

Day 8-10: San Gerardo de Dota

A private transportation will drive you to San Gerardo de Dota, located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. The area has preserved a rich and unique diversity as it is part of the enigmatic cloud forest and highly recommended for birdwatchers. In fact, the area has more than 170 species and it will be possible to visit Los Quetzales National Park, where you will have the opportunity to admire the resplendent Quetzal bird.

Day 11-13: Golfo Dulce

The next destination is Golfo Dulce, a gulf in Costa Rica located in the South of the Province of Puntarenas. The area has many places and attractions that you can discover once you get there. Birdwatchers will be thrilled to know that the Osa Peninsula, which is in the area, is known as one of the world’s best birding destinations. Indeed, it is home of 400 bird species (almost half of Costa Rica species). There, the majestic white Hawk, the spectacular hummingbird White Crested Coquette or the popular Toucans can be spotted, so be on the lookout!

Day 14: Transfer Golfo Dulce - San José & to London Heathrow

You will take a domestic flight from Jimenez airstrip to San José. From there, you will get on an overnight flight back to the UK.

Price Guide

Price from £3,449 per person

The price is based on twin / double share and based on the lowest season of travel. Please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist or submit an enquiry to have this holiday accurately costed for you.


  • Flights from London to San Jose in Economy Class
  • Domestic flight from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose
  • Accommodation in bird watching lodges (would recommend including the names of the properties on this one as its quite specialist and the properties were selected for that purpose)
  • Tours and transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary


  • Meals not indicated in your itinerary,
  • Local departure taxes payable locally,
  • Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges,
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc,
  • Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary),
  • Camera or video fees at any sites,
  • Travel insurance
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