Lodging

Hotel Rancho Naturalista

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With a large variety of hummingbirds, an impressive bird list and great views of the Irazu and Turrialba Volcanoes, Rancho Naturalista makes a great place to stay on a birding trip. About 30 minutes outside of Turrialba, this lodge offers 4 spacious rooms in the main lodge and has several comfortable cabins with great forest views. Rancho Naturalista has extensive trails on it’s private reserve, a moth light and hummingbird pools. After a full day of birding, guests eat a family style meal to share stories of the day’s success. All meals are included and the food is known to be some of the best around! Enjoy a relaxing and bird-filled stay at Rancho Naturalista.


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El Copal Reserve

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The Copal Reserve provides basic rooms, necessary to discover this unexplored forest. There are 4 collective bathrooms, 4 private bathrooms, 4 collective showers, 8 rooms with bunk beds, 2 private rooms with hot water and applying the 7600 law access for everyone. In the lodge, there is space for 26 people with a balcony and hammocks. The lodge has solar panels to provide electricity and heat the water making the entire facility environmentally friendly. The Cotinga Restaurant serves Costa Rican food (flexible menu) and has a capacity of 26 people

Its dense forest provides a home to more than 320 species including Tanagers, Ovenbirds, Flycatchers, Buccos, Finches, and mixed flocks. Other colorful birds to be seen are Toucans, Oropendulas, Hawks and is one of the few places in the country to find the Lovely Cotinga. The reserve’s facilities provide a large balcony great for seeing hummingbirds like the Snowcap, Green Thorntail, Green Violetear and several others. With the help of local guides, the birding is easy and very abundant!

Wagelia Espino Blanco Lodge

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Espino Blano Lodge is a Wagelia Hotels property located in North Verbena Turrialba that sits in a biological reserve. The 269 square meter reserve is made up of both primary and secondary forest and is perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy the beautiful mountain views of Turrialba. The Lodge is built with a special cultivated wood since the company aims to preserve the forests. Surrounded by colorful forest and wildlife, rustic bungalows are situated 50 meters from each other to ensure privacy and quiet for guests.

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