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Parque National Los Quetzales

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Parc, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent one day in the Park. It is difficult to find any birds as the bush is dense. It is nice to walk on the main road for cars. You can watch some birds high in the trees and the are some nice views...More

Thank Piotr P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

A little out of the way, but beautiful grounds and lovely rooms. Hikers and birders would be interested

Thank PaulaB5383
Reviewed 26 May 2018

If you've never seen resplendant quetzals, by all means, visit Parque national Los Quetzales with a quide. These are the most beautiful birds and you will never forget seeing them....ever!

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 21 May 2018

we saw 3 Quetzal from really close at around 6.30 in the morning on our Tour. If you like to see quatzal, probably one of the most reliable places to go.

Thank hurikan1
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This national park isn't too easy to access, due to a single mountain toad being the only route into the Savegre valley. However, you're rewarded with Paramo that's reminiscent of alpine Italy and an incredible variety of colourful birds, including quetzals.

Thank NYorksAndy
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Everybody wants to see the Quetzales so expect to be one of perhaps a hundred. It is a predawn start and it is very cold and often windy at that time of day so take woolly hats, gloves thermals etc. Each guide has his own...More

1  Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We got up early in the morning and meet the guide fir an early quetzal watching tour at 5:30 am. We had a chance to observe three quetzals and learn the story and project about it. Once in a lifetime experience!

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Went on birding hikes, fantastic! Also scouting around for Tapir. Found tracks and one had been killed by a car earlier in the day, but no sightings.

1  Thank Napatravel
Reviewed 18 March 2018

You may be lucky to see this magnificent bird. Go with a guide as they know the places to look. If you see one it is an unforgettable experience.

Thank MexicoloverLondon
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The park is dedicated to quetzals, but We didn't find any, for that a guide is needed. Trails are available, but hard to walk because steep.

Thank jojisan
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Savannah H
3 August 2018|
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Response from jojisan | Reviewed this property |
I didn't, but I know you can ask to the hotel reception to ask for a guide, but need to do when you arrive soon.
16 July 2018|
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Response from jojisan | Reviewed this property |
1.00PM is quite too late, you need at least a full day, and you have to take car about the traffic, the trans-american route is full of trucks and very often, not possible to ride more than 30 km/hours, it doubles the ride... More
Peter B
6 January 2017|
Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
We were at Trogon Lodge, on the road to San Gerardo de Dota, a steep 30 minute drive down from the top of the Inter-American Highway. So, within the park, but on the "strip" with all the hotels (which means one hotel each... More