We spent a week at Rancho Naturalista in December and loved every minute of it. We had a fantastic guide who took us on excursions to see birds in different habitats. We were amazed by what we saw. The stay at Rancho Naturailista exceeded our expectations, and we’d love to go back!
The premier birding lodge in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista is one of the finest birdwatching lodges in Central America. Multiple species of hummingbirds, as well as many other birds, can be seen right from the spacious balcony where you also have a great view of the distant smoking Turrialba volcano. It’s a wonderful getaway for birders, photographers, and naturalists.
Rancho Naturalista is famous for its warm, relaxed, friendly atmosphere, brilliant birding, good company, and delicious food served with the best fresh local ingredients. Meals are served family-style where guests share stories of their day on the trail. Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in our private forest reserve and within the local area. You can hike and bird the trails on your own and excellent guides are also available. The weather is almost perfect year-round, not too hot and not too cold. Make Rancho Naturalista the highlight of your trip to Costa Rica!
It’s a beautiful and peaceful place to stay and enjoy nature. Awesome for birding. The services is also really good. Highly recommended!
Worth the trip!! Food and staff Top Notch! Hummingbird pools were unique to the area and pretty magical. Sunsets were stunning. I will definitely go back. Birdwatching here was great, saw agouti and other animals. Pretty cool place.
Great birding, fruit and hummingbird feeders abound, terrific food, wonderful staff, outgoing owner, amazing guides, beautifully decorated rooms, and even a yoga deck nestled in the treetops. This was the third time my group has stayed there as we love it!