Professional Birdwatching

Tarcoles, Costa Rica

From USD 90.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a relaxing ride down the Tarcoles River and through the Guicalillo Mangroves as you observe diverse wildlife. This three-hour tour will have you spotting endemic birds such as mangrove hummingbirds, vireos, warblers, flycatchers and more! Your captain and ornithologist guide will help you spot as many birds as you can. Enjoy use of binoculars and a birds guide on the tour.
  • Find more wildlife with the assistance of your captain and ornithologist guide
  • Enjoy snacks and water on board
  • Arrange a pick-up service for an additional fee
  • Use the complimentary binoculars to get a closer look at the wildlife of the Tarcoles River

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars, Birds Guide.
  • Transport - $20pp and below depending on the Pick up location and the Quantity of people.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Nature Group Costa Rica
    Calle la Barca, Puntarenas Province, Tarcoles, 61102, Costa Rica

    Office Hours: 6:00-17:00

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 5/22/2021 - 4/3/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 06:00 am - 03:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Transportation is NOT INCLUDED, it must be organized and quoted at the time of booking, since its price will depend on the number of people and place of pick up.In the area of ​​Jaco, Playa Hermosa, Herradura and surroundings we pick up clients 40 minutes before the tour. For another destination we must coordinate a pick-up time.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • All tours try to be done as private, therefore a minimum of 4 people is needed for the tour to take place, in case your reservation is for less than 4 people, then you will be added to another reservation until the number of people is completed required.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Scott_J, Jan 2023
Absolutely fantastic outing, the early morning professional bird photography tour is highly recommended. Jose the boat driver has eagle eyes to spot local birds and wildlife, and our guide Jostin was wonderful in every way. We saw all the birds we hoped for and more, and had many excellent photo opportunities. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your comment, its highly appreciated. Jose is a great captain and Yostin is a great guide. We hope to see you again another time. :)
Birding wonders.
Katherine_M, Mar 2022
So, this was a three-hour birding tour with a bit of walking and a boat ride through the mangroves. For those who love birding, which I do, I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Our guide, Randall, was wonderfully knowledgeable. We spotted tiny grey bats sleeping like lichen on a branch, a pygmy flycatcher, the turquoise-browed mot-mot, and 47 other species of birds. Randall went out of his way to make sure that we got terrific photographs as well. I can promise that any birder who takes this tour will walk away delighted with the colors and sounds of Costa Rica and an appreciation of the efforts underway to preserve such beauty.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your review, for us it is an opportunity to improve your experience in our tour. Our doors will always be open for you. ¡PURA VIDA! 🇨🇷🌱
Amazing highlight of our Costa Rica adventure
Katrina_K, Mar 2022
Randall Ortega was an interesting and knowledgeable guide. He provided high quality binoculars and excellent tips for finding and seeing the birds. We saw so many different species and because of his extensive experience he was able to answer all our questions. In addition he provided information about the local terrain and river. It was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Our compromise is to give you the service that you deserve, giving you the most adventurous experience and make everyone feel confortable and safe. We are so glad you enjoy your time with us. ¡PURA VIDA! 🇨🇷🌱