The premier birding lodge in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista is among the
finest in Central America. There are plentiful hummingbirds on the large, open
upstairs balcony where you can view the distant smoking volcano. Over 430
species of birds have been recorded in our private forest reserve and within the
local area. You can hike and bird the trails on your own and excellent guides
are available. They will maximize your birding experience and can guide the
beginning birdwatcher as well as the experienced birder.
At Rancho Naturalista
the atmosphere is warm and relaxed, and the staff are friendly and welcoming.
This comfortable lodge is famous for its excellent food, well prepared, and made
with the best fresh local ingredients. The weather is almost perfect year-round,
not too hot and not too cold. Rancho Naturalista is a wonderful getaway for bird
watchers, hikers, photographers and naturalists. Make Rancho Naturalista the
highlight of your trip to Costa Rica!
Have a look at our website and you will find information about the lodge, the local area, the birds, the guides and the many activities available at Rancho Naturalista. If you have any questions that are not answered, please do not hesitate to email us, we will be happy to answer any of your questions!
Rancho Naturalista is a participating member of a select group of boutique, small hotels located on the beach, in the mountains, near National Parks, and all offering nearby adventure activities.
The Green Season
Plan your vacation to Rancho Naturalista in the “Green Season”. Leave the hot summer weather behind and escape to the cool green rainforest of Costa Rica. Traveling in the “Green Season” means you will get better room selection, more personalized attention, lower rates, and great bird watching. If it does rain its usually only in the afternoon or during the night.