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A premier birding lodge in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista is set at an altitude of about 3000ft. This place is ideal to watch hummingbirds from the large, open upstairs balcony with a view of the distant, sometimes smoking, volcano.
The hotel has a nice, feel at home environment, with comfortable rooms and cozy corners to relax. Moreover, the well trained, friendly staff makes sure visitors are well taken care of.
At the restaurant, a tasty variety of dishes is served family style by highly trained staff to assure high quality, delicious meals. The hotel has its own mountain spring water, which is tested regularly and certified to be pure and safe.
The activity of choice is definitely bird watching. A resident professional birding guide is available from first light to after dark every day. Over 430 species of birds have been recorded in this private forest reserve and within the local area so novice birdwatchers as well as experienced ones will be busy and gratified. The area is also a heaven for adventure and culture tours.