Bird watching

For bird lovers, you will be in a refuge with more than 310 species of birds counted, a real luxury.

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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge is home to a great variety of birds. More than 310 species have been counted in and around the refuge.

Since 1971, the conservation of the diverse natural habitats found in the refuge has attracted many birds, mammals, insects and reptiles, which have found in the refuge, a sanctuary to feed and reproduce in the forest, wetlands and mangroves.

The trails pass through different habitats, giving you the opportunity to observe a large number of birds, maximizing your birding experience in Costa Rica.

Our guides will take you on an incredible half-day hike, helping you count the numerous birds found in the refuge, explaining their behavior, and sharing with you valuable information about this neotropical bird sanctuary. It is very common to observe up to 50 to 60 species during the morning.

The tour lasts half a day, or 3 hours approximately. Minimum reservation for two people.

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Conditions and cancelation policy

1- If you have a COVID case, you can reschedule the trip at no additional cost as long as there are no price increases in the services, otherwise the additional fee will be paid, applicable due to flight cancellations or illness due to a pandemic, they will only assume the cost of the transfer for the return of the money.

2- Any change or cancellation of reservation can be made by phone or email.

3- If they cancel more than 5 days before the tour date, a penalty of 5% of the package price is paid for management costs.

4- If you cancel between 4 and 5 days before the arrival date there is a retention of 10% of the price of the Tour

5- If you cancel 3 days before the arrival date, there is a penalty of 100% of the total reservation.

6- If the client does not show up on time for the reserved Tour, 100% of the prepaid price will be charged.