Los Quetzales National Park was established in July 2005, covering 5000 hectares (12,350 acres) and owns 14 ecosystems and three forest life zones. Its purpose is to protect highland forests and preserve the water reservoirs of the region.
After joining your guide at the park’s front desk, you will travel out to explore the Continental Divide parting the eco-systems between North and South America. The tour begins with a quest for endemic bird species while your guide describes the natural history of this unusual area.
You will see one of the most impressive views you will ever get to see: on the right-hand side the Talamanca Mountain Range and the volcanoes of the Central Volcanic Cordillera; in front you will see the Central Pacific coast; a bit to the left the southern Pacific coast leading to valleys and the Osa Peninsula; and behind you, no other than Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest peak.
After traversing the area, you will go back to the Park office and walk along short trails looking for any birds missing from your list. Fill your camera with memorable photos and your mind with unforgettable memories before you return to your hotel.
Minimum number of participants: 1 // Minimum age: 14 years
Duration: 6 hours
Includes: transportation & bilingual guide
What to bring: water, sunglasses, tennis or hiking boots, light jacket or raincoat, insect repellent, sun block, and trousers.