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!
On this website you will find information regarding the lodge, the local area, the birds and the many other activities available at Rancho Naturalista. If you have any questions that are not answered by this website please do not hesitate to fill in the
Visit Rancho Naturalista in the Green Season
Escape your hot climate for cool Costa Rica
Fewer birders means:
a) Better room selection
b) More personalized attention
c) Birds more easily seen
If rain does fall; it usually falls in the afternoon or during the night.