20mins from La Suiza
A delightful hill top family run birders lodge with 15 rooms, the majority with private bathrooms. Guests stay here on a full board basis. Situated on a hill top at 900m (2,970ft), the grounds extend from an altitude of 2528 - 3850ft (766 and 1167m) on the Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca. There are good views of Volcan Turrialba and Volcan Irazu from the lodge.
Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in the area inc. Snow-cap Hummingbird. Optional excursions are also available at modest extra cost with the resident professional bird guides.
RESIDENT BIRD GUIDE FEES AT RANCHO NATURALISTA (taken from their website)
Guiding fees are paid directly to the guides, the fee is:
$60.00 per group for a full morning of guiding (up to 5 people)
$50.00 per group for an afternoon of guiding (up to 5 people)
All guiding is subject to availability, if there are not enough guides than you may have to share a guide.