Best bird watching trails in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Guanacaste with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Top trails (24)
#1 - Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
$16 charger per personShow more
#2 - Río Negro Hot Springs Trail
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
IMPORTANT NOTE: Each person will need to bring $15 cash and a photo ID. Drive all the way until the info/ranger station (there is an info sign on the map). There is a parking lot and bathroom. The trail is fairly easy. Check out the sights on the side trails! First, there is a hummingbird trail, then the longest side trail is to the cold sulfur bubbling water pools, then an enchanted forest which has a waterfall and a brook, then a bigger waterfall, and then finally the hot-springs. Show more
#3 - Fumarolic Lagoon and Water Pots Loop
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#4 - Bridges at Selvatura
Selvatura Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 49 m
#5 - Las Catalinas Punta Guachipelines Loop
Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#6 - Oropendola Waterfall
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
#7 - Rio Negro Hot Springs and Water Pots
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 29 m
#8 - Las Catalinas McHenry
Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
First half is uphill, we did this in February so it was very dry and hot. Probably started too late too. Be sure to bring plenty of water and a hat since there isn’t a lot of shade.Show more
#9 - Santa Elena Caño Negro Path
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
A really good walk through the jungle. Not very steep. Well maintained track and good information. Track is muddy and slippery in places so would recommend boots if possible. $16 entry feeShow more
#10 - Playa Dantita
Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 30 m
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