With it’s amazing contrast of habitats, marvellous scenic locations, exquisite birdlife, friendly people and small size, it is not difficult to see why Costa Rica attracts birdwatchers from all over the world. Costa Rica has a democratic government, no army and the highest literacy level in the region, making it a prosperous and stable country. There is a very positive attitude to national parks and wildlife reserves, with the highest percentage of land area devoted to these, of any country in the world. Rainforests, cloud forests, volcanoes, palm-fringed beaches, mangroves and estuaries hold such avian jewels as Scarlet Macaw, Resplendent Quetzal, Rufous Motmot, Sunbittern, American Pygmy Kingfisher, Lanceolated Monklet, Turquoise Cotinga, Northern Royal-Flycatcher, Green Honeycreeper, Boat-billed Heron and Magnificent Frigatebird. Costa Rica is a real gem - and in relation to its size, has the highest avian diversity on earth. With all these attributes it is a must for birdwatchers, whatever their level of expertise! Our fabulous itineraries cover the prime sites and venues, including: Selva Verde, Braulio Carrillo, Monteverde, Cerro de la Muerte, Carara, Arenal Volcano and Palo Verde – the very best of Costa Rica.