Birdwatching Tour

Always Birding

Monteverde is home for 500 of Costa Rica’s over 900 bird species.

This makes it an ideal destination for all bird enthusiasts.

The Wildlife Refuge offers birding tours where one can observe the following: bellbirds, resplendent quetzals, emerald toucanets, keel billed toucans, black guans, manakins, orange-bellied trogons, and more.

Dare yourself to fly with us througout a birder’s dream world.


Adults $90 each one
Children aged 5 to 12 years $40 each one
Costa Rica resident $70 each one

From $70

We offer free parking


Regular Tours: 6:30am


- We allow a maximum of 6 people per group with the intention of making the groups manageable and offer a more personalized experience.
- If your family or group is larger, we can accomodate to your preferences.

Safe tour

-Guides Certified by the National Institute if Tourism
- Spotting scopes for a better quality experience




Bosque, Monteverde


2 hours




If you do choose this tour, please understand it begins very early; between 6am and 6:30am. This is the best time to observe avifauna as it is when they are most active. We recommend you bring a water bottle, snacks, or an energy drink to recover energy. If you have your own binoculars, please bring them…Also, just a reminder that the naturalist guide also will have a spotting scope for observation and to take photos when possible.

What does the tour include?

The tour includes

– Telescope
– Entrance fee
– Guided tour

What you should bring?

Comfortable Clothing

Consider a hike!

Comfortable Hiking Shoes

Avoid flip flops!

Important information

  1. How to book: You can book the activity through different channels, including the official website, WhatsApp, telephone, mail and some local hotels that sell the tour directly.
  2. External channels: There are other channels, such as Tripadvisor, viator, getyourguide and other internet media, that manage their own reservations, but the company is only responsible for reservations made through their official channels.
  3. Reservation recommendation: During the months of December to April, it is suggested to book at least one day in advance due to high demand and limited capacity per schedule.
  4. Weather conditions: During the months of September and October, there are frequent rains and thunderstorms. However, the company offers flexible cancellation policies for tours affected by weather conditions.
  5. Transportation: Transportation is included in the regular night walking tour and also in private tours starting at 6 or 8 p.m. Clients should check if their accommodations include transportation or if an additional fee is required.
  6. Secure vehicle park: There is a large, secure park for clients arriving in their own vehicle, at no additional cost.
  7. Monteverde Refuge: The place is a natural wildlife reserve, where wildlife is observed in its natural state. It is not a zoo or a place with captive or trained animals.

Customer Experiences

Tamara Staton
Tamara Staton
We did a night hike here, booked through Nasua Tours. Our knowledgeable guide showed us some beautiful wildlife, including a perched green pit viper awaiting prey, sleeping birds, and wolf spiders. It was a really wonderful experience, being in the forest at night.
Margaret Elizabeth Johnston
Margaret Elizabeth Johnston
I felt the guide, Christian, was very well informed, showed kindness and care while making sure I got to see as much stuff as he could find. We covered flora and fauna and he was an expert with the telescope so I could use my phone for some close-ups too. I took an 8am tour but feel a 6am would be better for birding. The property is easy to get to also.
Nicollette Parra
Nicollette Parra
10/10 recommend this experience! We saw so many cool creatures and our guide Chris M. was incredibly knowledgeable about them – and he spoke Spanish, English, and German! Our group was just 4 people so we all got a chance to take photos and use his high tech telescope. This night tour is a must!
Valerie Stancyk
Valerie Stancyk
Our night tour was so amazing! We were able to see an armadillo, a frog, a sloth and her baby, a viper, some sleeping birds and many insects. From what I’ve heard, a night tour is the best way to see wildlife in Monteverde. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for what he does.
Richard Sullivan
Richard Sullivan
The night tour with Roy was great! Interactive fun! I saw a red eye frog, 2 vipers, a scorpion, Mexican harry porcupine, leaf bug and A SLOTH! And so much more. Very informative. I wish I had done this before my day trip through the Forrest Best tour of my trip. Thanks Roy!
Tabatha Lund
Tabatha Lund
Diego was our amazing guide and we had so much fun! He was funny and very knowledgeable. We got to see a mama sloth with her baby, a scorpion, a sleeping toucan, armadillo, stick bug, fireflies, many birds, and lots of insects all while learning about the wildlife from Diego! Loved looking up to see tons of fireflies roaming around in the trees. Diego also helped us take some really cool pictures!
Meredith Hutcheson
Meredith Hutcheson
My friend and I booked a tour last minute as the team graciously fit us in despite not having seen our registration until we turned up! Our guide, Jason, was knowledgeable and so much fun to explore with. He answered all our questions and found for us an impressive group of wildlife: a walking stick, a red-eye stream frog, a unicorn katydid, a leaf bug, a blue-eyed anole, a toucan, a couple of hummingbirds, a side stripe viper, a moss camouflage praying mantis, a green toucan, and most excitingly a very active mama sloth. We also learned about the trees, plants, and forest ecosystem. Truly a great experience.
JK Vervilles
JK Vervilles
We did the night tour with Miner, and our experience was phenomenal. He knew so much about the animals, wildlife, and intent behind conservation. We saw so many red-eyed tree frogs (at least 8), and many other critters. The walk was not difficult at all but still lasted an hour and a half. The time flew by. We had the dinner afterwards and it was great!

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