Esquipulas Birding Tour

Esquipulas, Tarrazú

Manuel Antonio National Park is definitely one of the best options in Costa Rica for observing wildlife. Although it is probably not as good for a bird watching tour because the Manuel Antonio Park happens to receive a big demand of visitors. So, in this case we have the best option for the perfect bird watching tour in Manuel Antonio. Esquipulas is the place to go!

Esquipulas is a small countryside town located at the foothills of San Marcos de Tarrazú (one of the highest mountains in Costa Rica). Esquipulas is considered to be the best spot for birding at the area of Manuel Antonio and Quepos.

Located just approximately 20 minutes from the Manuel Antonio Park area, this place reaches 400 meters above the sea level, which happens to be a great altitude for a bird watching morning.

Our tour starts with an early pickup at the hotels of the Manuel Antonio Park area, then we'll drive up the mountains of Tarrazú. As we drive our naturalist guide would be pointing some common bird species.

Esquipulas habitat is a combination of several ecosystems such as primary and secondary forest, house gardens and cattle pastures. This makes the Esquipulas area to host a very high variety of birds including Tanagers, Trogons, Hummingbirds, Flycatchers, Manakins, and Toucans among many others.

A high number of bird species have been reported in Esquipulas. So this data assures that this trip brings an excellent possibility to observe a very good number of bird species.

Approximately 304 bird species have been reported in Esquipulas.

Tour info

4:40 am
A/C Transportation from your hotel (round trip), Naturalist Tour Guide with professional equipment for bird watching, Cooler with bottles of water and snacks, Lunch
US $145 per person
6 hours (complete activity).
Binoculars, sunblock, hiking shoes, bug spray, camera and NO colorful clothing.
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