Costa Rica, one of the best places to do birdwatching in the World: Costa Rica, in its small size, happens to be one of the best places in the World to do birdwatching. With more than 900 species, our country offers a great variety, in safety and smaller distances, with stunning rainforests and fantastic volcanoes that accompany this growing popular activity.
Costa Rica has more than 900 species of birds, including hummingbirds, finches, quetzals, eagles, hawks, trogons, toucans, woodpeckers, parakeets and swallows, among many others.
And they are all over the country from the swampy areas of the lowlands and the mangroves on the coasts to the high mountains above the tree lines.
With this natural wealth, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute launched the National Bird Route, to position the country as an attractive destination for this sort of visitor, with a list of particular places to observe species.
Details of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute indicate that the total of 2,665,608 tourists visited Costa Rica for all routes during 2015, 48% said they liked bird watching.
A study in Peru, called “Relative importance of a bird watching destination” revealed that Peru (75%) is in first place in percentage of interest visit by ornithologists, followed by Brazil (61%), Australia ( 56%), Ecuador (55%) and Costa Rica (53%).
Costa Rica was chosen by experts for its biodiversity (35%), infrastructure and security (23%) and because it can be enjoyed as a family or business (12%) destination.
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