Carara is one of the birders favorite parks in CR, considered one of the best spots in the Central Pacific and one of the best options for a full day of birding.
Hacienda Barú Wildlife Refuge is located in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, near Dominical. It is part of Paso de la Danta (Tapir path) biological corredor, created in 2000 with a territorial extension of 82 128,17 hectares.
Dota region is one of the best spots for highland species such as Northern Emerald Toucanets, Silky-flycatchers, Chlorophonias, Hummingbirds, Tanagers, The Resplendent Quetzal, Collared Trogon, Thrushes and much more including a good number of regional endemics shared with western Panama.
Various localities around Manuel Antonio are suggested as great birding areas to observe Central and South Pacific endemic species. One of them, the nearest quality birding area from Manuel Antonio and our favorite spot for half day of road birding is Esquipulas, located in the Talamanca mountain foothills at a pleasant elevation of 1,100 masl