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We visited Rancho Naturalista during the early part of the rainy season. There was only three guests at the time. We received the warmest welcome on arrival and had a choice of rooms. Our room was upstairs with a balcony featuring hummingbird feeders that were...More
I would like to start by qualifying the superlatives laid down here, by saying that I am a an international tour leader who visits Costa Rica, and other countries, regularly during the course of my job as a professional bird guide. I live in Ecuador...More
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Response from LisaErb_CR, Manager at Rancho NaturalistaResponded 20 March 2017
Since you are an international tour leader who visits Costa Rica and other countries, regularly as a professional bird guide, this was for me by far the best review I have had the honor to receive for Rancho Naturalista. Your picturesque way of explaining about...More
We could only stay one night in
June 2017 but we loved this place. We had a room on the hummingbird balcony and just loved seeing these delightful birds so close. The room was spacious and comfortable and our hosts were friendly helpful. The food...More
Second stay in two years at Rancho's from 18/04 till 20/04/17. Simply amazing, not only for the birding (112 species, amongst them several rare), but also for the best food in CR and the quality of service Lisa an her staff offer. Even when you...More
There are many wonderful locations for birding throughout Costa Rica, and several fine, interesting lodges in which to stay. I can say this because I have been fortunate enough to have spent several winters traveling around in the country, mostly to places where I can...More
Response from LisaErb_CR | Property representative |
Hello sorry for the delay I didn't see your message! Yes we can arrange for a local taxi driver from our area who will pick you up at The Hampton Inn or any other hotel that you would like to be picked up from. He also will... More
Hello sorry for the delay I didn't see your message! Yes we can arrange for a local taxi driver from our area who will pick you up at The Hampton Inn or any other hotel that you would like to be picked up from. He also will pick you up directly from the airport and the time doesn't matter. For more details feel free to send an email. Oh and the drive from San Jose takes 3 hrs. If you are renting a car we will be happy to send you driving directions. Have fun planning your trip to Costa Rica!
I'm neither a photographer nor a serious bird enthusiast, but I can share the experience of my relatives who are both. Many of the birds we saw on our hikes from Rancho Naturalista were high in trees or on the outer... More
I'm neither a photographer nor a serious bird enthusiast, but I can share the experience of my relatives who are both. Many of the birds we saw on our hikes from Rancho Naturalista were high in trees or on the outer branches. There was one, a type of mannekin -- I think!-- that lives in dark areas near the forest floor, so i imagine that one would be hard to photograph. However, the guide at Rancho N. was able to train his scope on it for us to get a great look, even in the dim light.
Even just sitting on the balcony at the main house, we were able to see lots of birds in great light, and my family has some fabulous pictures taken from there.
Best of luck!!!
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"We had a room on the balcony which allowed great viewing of the hummingbirds"