Bird species - San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica

San Gerardo de Dota is one of the regions in Costa Rica that attracts more tourists who love birds (ornithologists and naturalists alike). It is the region where there are more opportunities to see the Quetzal, the famous Bird of Paradise. The cloud forests, paramos and montane forests of the San Gerardo de Dota Valley, the Savegre River, the Cerro de la Muerte and extensive Paramos regions create a unique habitat for the Quetzal, Trogons, Hummingbirds, Owls, Birds of Prey and many species plus.

San Gerardo de Dota Birds

Some important species

  1. Quetzal
  2. Emerald Toucanet
  3. Black Guan

One of the attractions, besides the Quetzal, Hummingbirds and the other species, is the Night Owl Observation Tour, which takes place during night hours. During the tour, the hotel guide will accompany you to make a tour through forest trails to discover these species that inhabit the area.

Birds of San Gerardo de Dota
Los Quetzales National Park

Los Quetzales National Park

One of the newest national parks in Costa Rica that protects the upper Savegre River Valley as well as thousands of acres of tropical cloud forests and paramo.


Tours and activities

Inquire more about what you can do in the area, from hard hiking and mountain trekking, to early morning birding tours, cultural activities or guided cloud forest hikes.


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