Things to do in Bijagua de Upala

Top Things to Do in Bijagua de Upala

Things to Do in Bijagua de Upala

Top Attractions in Bijagua de Upala


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  • EGrewe
    Brooklyn, NY4 contributions
    We did a night walk and right away our guide (one of the owners of the reserve Donald) started pointing out amazing wildlife. Our jaws dropped at everything we saw including a nesting hummingbird, several tarantulas (not scary and that’s coming from someone who’s afraid of spiders), all kinds of beautiful frogs and yes even two incredible tapir. Donald’s ability to spot the tiniest things even in the dark will amaze you. The property and trails are truly special and the reforestation/preservation/ecological efforts so educational and inspiring. Highly recommend booking a tour to see this unforgettable landscape teeming with flora & fauna.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • sharonps10
    Newmarket, Canada9 contributions
    We visited Bijagua Ranas in November, 2021. Volunteer guide Katia was wonderful. Not the greatest weather but still enjoyable. Viewed various birds, insects, animals but highlight was the baby sloths hanging out in the banana trees. Wonderful photo opportunity and so nice to see them close up rather than high in a tree. Fun photo of us at end with a parrot hat. Souvenir/snack stands at end nice but unfortunately very overpriced. Wonderful visit.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • Jessica DeVore
    Seattle, WA16 contributions
    We did the sloth sanctuary as the last part of an all day tour. Johnny was our guide and walked us around the property and pointed out in many different sloths, frogs, birds and even toucans! He was so knowledgeable about all of the different species and it was very fun and interesting to chat with. We had such a great time here and loved being able to see a sloth in Costa Rica! Everybody should make a trip to the sloth sanctuary after or before going to Rio Celeste!
    Written 7 May 2021
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  • Kimberly Bustos
    2 contributions
    Definitivamente una experiencia única. Yo soy experta en turismo, en hospedaje, en organización de viajes, aviturismo. Organizó viajes para turistas francofonos, hispanohablantes, anglófonos y esta ha sido una de mis mejores paradas. No sólo existe un buen trato, una fauna y flora excepcional, una vista y un ambiente mágico sino también se tiene la dicha de hospedaje con pocos clientes alrededor. Una escapada lejos del bullicio, de grandes hoteles y con un establecimiento de calidad, una decoración acogedora y de buen gusto. Equipada con cocina, refrigeradora, terraza, todos los utensilios necesarios y llena de Paz.

    If you go to Bijagua this place is a must. If you want to get away from the stress, the rush just come and visit this place. I am a tourism advisor, I've organized lots of trips for people over the word. I am a birder, a language teacher and believe me this is one of my favorite places of Costa Rica ( I do visit all of the hotels around because I must see what my clients might like) and honestly this a great place. You do not have to stress for breakfasts timing or any other. You just sit and relax, you enjoy nature, discover a wonderful trail, watch birds or monkey's from your room. This is a wonderful place to stay. Doesn't matter of it rains. You will definitely be surprised by the great experience you get. ( beides, this is next to the hanging bridges, not far away from restaurants and surrounded by am incredible variety of nature)
    Written 29 March 2021
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  • Mary
    3 contributions
    Words cannot even describe just how beautiful and majestic this place is. It is a bit of a hike but well worth it. The water is as blue as the pictures show and refreshing. Definitely a must see if you are visiting this beautiful country.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • r0binski
    Santa Clara, UT23 contributions
    This was part of an inclusive rainforest hike tour, and the butterfly enclosure belongs to the proprietress of the restaurant where we had a “typical lunch” which was DELICIOUS! The butterfly garden was wonderful and had many types of butterflies and plants. We didn’t get to linger longer because our lunch was ready quickly.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • trinette g
    Wavre, Belgium120 contributions
    A modern and daring place in the middle of the forest on the road to Tenorio Park.
    In a new building, you will taste mainly meat or for vegetarians a vegan ensalada lix which is worth the detour.
    This place is worth the 10km drive ! And some publicity...Go there ! You won't be disappointed !
    Outdoor spotlights that light up the jungle at night would be the cherry on top ! -:)
    Price for two with apero and drink 40000 crc
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • Bridgette M
    Denver, CO4 contributions
    Had an amazing tour with Bryan this week. We saw (and got great photos of) two toed and three toed sloths, a yellow trotted tucan, strawberry poison dart frog, and a snake. Plus we spotted an ant eater up close and personal!! It was a special day and we appreciated how knowledgeable and enthusiast Bryan was. You can tell he loves his job and was just as enthusiastic as we were whenever we spotted wildlife. The experience wouldn’t have been the same without Bryan.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • nohassle1956
    gulf shores292 contributions
    Great tour operator. My wife and I did three tours with this company. First the farm tour which is a wildlife tour where you will see the sloth. Our guide was Kevin. Great guide. Second Rio Celeste waterfall hike. Our guide was Minor. Great guide. Third a day tour to Cano Negro National Park with transportation. Our tour guide was Jorge the owner. All three of these tours were great. Jorge runs a nice company and kept up with me on WhatsApp before I arrived to Costa Rica and while I was here. Can't go wrong with this group.
    Written 12 September 2021
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  • Gary
    Santa Fe, NM1 contribution
    Jorge our guide was awesome, loved his passion for nature. He showed us some great stuff and was very knowledgeable. Great time
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • yetiwagon
    Brooklyn, NY12 contributions
    our guide Miguel is full of knoledge and has a gentle way about him. he is a farmer and has regrown some of his land to allow it to repopulate with many species of animals and reptiles. he can turn over a leaf to show you frogs, cicadas, insects or point up into the canopy to show you birds or other higher dwelling creatures who are nocturnal or maybe just resting. Plants, orchids, vines he will show to you and explain how they work in this ecosystem. You will never get what he can share with you if you by yourself. Thank You Miguel
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Jessy Lopez Herra
    Bijagua de Upala, Costa Rica37 contributions
    This is a nice place for see birds, just today I counting more that 76 especies y a couple hours, is a really nice hike, if you like strong place for walk this is one those I recomended you need to visit that place if you want to see a some beautifull birds and nice landscape for sure, nice pool on the botton of waterfall for a some swimm.
    100% recomended a lot species in one place check ebird for the especies pura vida.
    Written 1 April 2020
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  • hermosabeach1
    54 contributions
    We spent 3 days in the Tenorio area in July 2018 and hiked the national park trails on day 2. Rainy, cloudy, windy all 3 days including the day we hiked. The park rangers will tell you the clarity of the river and falls...we went on a day that was 70 - 80% clarity and turquoise color. We love to hike so the weather did not bother us. The trails are well kept even though it was muddy in spots...concrete and gravel within coffee bean burlap bags makes the hike even easier. We have hiked trails much worse in Costa Rica. We wore an old pair of tennis shoes so we passed on the boots that you can rent at the park entrance. The waterfall was easily accessible and had a lot of water flowing...more so than other falls we’ve visted. The point in the river where the colors change was mind blowing. It’s crazy to see how Mother Nature works to create such beauty. There isn’t much to do in this area so the trails are an absolute must.
    Written 20 July 2018
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