I am wondering whether anyone has heard of a birding travel agency called Costa Rica Gateway. If so, are they any good?
Thinking about going down there sometime next year.
When we were in Costa Rica (Quepos andJaco) for 3 weeks we took advantage of the resorts guided tours. Their guides were very knowledgeable. Different Tours left the resort almost every day and if you didn't want to go you didn't have to. There was plenty to see close to home. We landed in San Jose and took the bus to Jaco. The hotel got us a local to drive us to Quepos and he came back a week later to pick us up. It was cheaper than being led around by a guided tour but needed a little more planning. We climbed the slopes of Arenal at dusk and saw red molten lava flowing down the mountain-we snorkelled at Manual Antonio park- we sat with our legs in a pond somewhere in the jungle and had tiny fish eat dead skin off our legs-we road horses through the trails of Quepos-we were plastered with mud at another volcano site, to make our skin softer. We did so many other things that I am not sure a tour company would have provided. But we had 3 weeks. If your time is limited, a tour company may be the way to go. There is a lot to do there. Try to do some things other than birding. You may never get back there.
Last Edit: May 20, 2021 17:28:06 GMT -8 by oldfulica