Jaco Hotel DoceLunas is an excellent base for bird watching in nearby Carara and Manuel Antonio National Parks. Located at the base of the tallest of the mountains surrounding the Jaco valley, border by first growth transitional zone forest and jungle, the five acres of landscaped grounds dominated by towering trees provide ample opportunities for bird sittings from the patios in front of our elegant rooms and suites. There is also a trail to the summit of the mountain and nearby estuaries and marshes offer a chance to observe additional species in their native habitat in Jaco Costa Rica.
DoceLunas has a special arrangement with Richard Garrigues, author of Tropical Birds of Costa Rica and the leading expert in Costa Rican ornithology. Mr. Garrigues is available by advance reservation for personal guided tours and our group rates for birders include Mr. Garrigues guide services. Please contact us to arrange a tour.
Over 400 species can be seen in the Central Pacific lowlands and additional species can be encountered in trips into the mountains, which rise 1,000 feet above sea level near the beach offering spectacular views.
Click this link for a list of the 400 Central Pacific Lowland species: Jaco Costa Rica bird list
Here are a few of the spectacular birds that you can see in or near
DoceLunas. The bird with the fish is an Anhinga. What a bird!
Can you identify the others?
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All photos by Richard Garrigue.
Mr Garrigue, who literally wrote the book on birds of Costa Rica, is available for guided bird tours through DoceLunas.