Costa Rica birdwatching Mecca, Villa Lapas Sky Way in Jaco will steal your heart with its gorgeous natural reserve perfect for world class bird watching! Located next to Carara National Park, a destination known to birders around the globe as one of the few place on earth the endangered Scarlet Macaw still thrives, the picturesque rainforest of Villa Lapas named after these beautiful Macaws is THE place to be for over 400 species of birds in Costa Rica. So, where is the best place to search for birds in Costa Rica? Well, about 180 feet up in the rainforest canopy of course! A perfect bird watching tour for the whole family, our 1.5 mile trek takes us across a total of 5 suspension bridges as long as 300 feet long and up to 180 through the Villas Lapas Sky Way.
Traversing the Villa Lapas Sky Way rainforest we´ll be serenaded by the many birds we hope to spot including the endangered Scarlet Macaw, Chestnut-mandible Toucan, Black-headed Trogon, Yellow-billed Cotinga, and the Black-hooded Antshrike. One of the things that make this particular region of Costa Rica such a boon for birders, is that nowhere else in the country can 5 different species of Trogons and 4 species of Manakins be spotted in such proximity to each other. For the more avid birdwatchers in Costa Rica, you had better take along your binoculars and your bird log as the list of local specialties is a long and impressive one, including the Ruddy Quail Dove, Royal Flycatcher, Great Tinamou, Streak Chested Antpitta, and Black Bellied Wren to name only a few...enticed yet? The variations and sheer number of species which call this area home make the birding experience here in Villa Lapas a rich one, to say the least.
If you´re looking for world class birding in Costa Rica that´s slightly off the beaten path, you´ve found it in this fabulous Villa Lapas Bird Watching tour! In order to preserve the integrity of the experience at the Lapas Sky Way, space is limited. So don´t miss out on your chance at a Turquoise Cotinga or Rufous-tailed Jacamar, reserve your Bird Watching Villa Lapas Sky Way tour today!
Departures: 7:30 AM.
Length: 3 hours (plus transportation if coming from Caldera or Puntarenas Cruise Ship ports*).
Children: This tour is suitable for all ages.
*Cruise Ship Passengers!!! This tour can be booked as a shore excursion from Puntarenas or Caldera cruise ports. Avoid the crowded bus tours and come with the best guides in Jaco! The price for transportation from the Puntarenas or Caldera cruise ship pier is $160 round trip in your own private vehicle up to 12 passengers which is less than $15 per person if you have a big group! The start time is flexible however for best the birdwatching experience at Villa Lapas Sky Way we recommend the earliest possible departure. If you have more than 12 people in your group just let us know and we can provide you with a private quote.
The Real Deal: $91.00
The Real Deal: $71.00
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