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Bird Watching Tour at Juan Castro Blanco National Park

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    What to Expect
    The day begins with pickup at your La Fortuna hotel and a 1.5-hour drive through the San Carlos lowlands, an important agricultural region. Enjoy the scenery on the way to Juan Castro Blanco, a mountainous expanse of 35,200 acres (14,250 hectares) that was declared a protected national park in 1992. Many of the region’s rivers and aquifers originate in the park’s peaks. With an incredibly diverse cloud forest ecosystem similar to that of more famous Monteverde, Juan Castro Blanco offers fewer crowds and is easier to reach from La Fortuna.

    Follow your guide along nature trails to observe the park’s primary and secondary forest, home to a vast array of plant and animal life. Look to the trees to spot birds including the chachalaca, black and crested guans, and the resplendent quetzal with its colorful and iridescent plumage. Also keep an eye out for mammals such as armadillos, pacas, tapirs, red brocket deer, several cat species, and adorable white-faced capuchin monkeys.

    After exploring this fantastically rich ecosystem, recharge over a fresh seafood lunch featuring a main dish of trout. Relax on the ride back to La Fortuna, where the tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.
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    Departure Point
    Jacamar Naturalist Tours, Costado Sur de la Iglesia Católica de La Fortuna, Apartado Posta 40-4417, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
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    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We did a birdwatching tour in Guancaste - I was amazed by how many different species we saw. An incredibly wide variety, and a number of uncommon ones as well - everything from a laughing falcon to owls to bats and mot-mots and a roseate spoonbill. Even a very large
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    We have done a lot of birding in Costa Rica, but had never been to Juan Castro Blanco. We asked our hotel, and none of their naturalists had been there before. They recommended Hugo of Jacamar. It was a great recommendation -- Hugo is one of the top naturalists we have met in
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    • Duration: 24h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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