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Bird Watching

Tour Around Arenal Oasis


3:00 Hours


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English, Spanish

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Step into the enchanting world of Arenal Oasis, where every rustle of leaves and flutter of wings tells a story of natural wonder. Our bird watching tour isn’t just an adventure; it’s a soulful journey into the heart of Costa Rica’s vibrant biodiversity.

Nestled in the lush embrace of the Arenal Volcano region, Arenal Oasis is a sanctuary for over 400 species of birds, from majestic Trogons to elusive Tanagers. 

As you embark on this immersive experience, you’ll be guided by expert naturalists who will unveil the secrets of the avian realm with passion and expertise.

Picture yourself amidst the emerald foliage, where every twist and turn reveals a new spectacle of colors and melodies. From the melodious trill of the hummingbirds to the colorful flight of the toucans, each moment is a symphony of nature’s finest creations.

But our tour is more than just bird watching; it’s a celebration of conservation and community. By joining us, you become a guardian of these precious ecosystems, supporting sustainable tourism practices that protect the habitats of these magnificent creatures for generations to come.

So come, let your spirit take flight amidst the splendor of Arenal Oasis. Whether you’re an avid birder or a curious nature enthusiast, this experience promises to awaken your senses and leave an indelible imprint on your heart.

Source: Photo & info  – ebird.org


Meet at Arenal Oasis Welcome Center, where your adventure begins. Gear up with comfortable walking shoes, binoculars, and a keen sense of wonder as we embark on our journey through the rich biodiversity of the Arenal Volcano region.

Our guided tour takes us through a variety of habitats, from open fields and gardens to lush forested areas.

Along the way, we’ll explore trails, roadsides, and fruit trees, maximizing our chances of spotting a diverse array of bird species that call this area home.

Keep your eyes peeled and your ears tuned in, as our expert guides share insights into the fascinating behaviors and characteristics of each bird we encounter.

After an exhilarating walk filled with sightings and discoveries, we’ll conclude our tour and head back to the Welcome Center.

But the adventure doesn’t end here! We’ll continue our bird watching experience as we enjoy a delicious breakfast amidst the tranquil surroundings of Arenal Oasis.

Sit back, relax, and marvel at the flurry of activity at our bird feeders, where colorful avian visitors gather to fuel up for the day ahead.

As we bid farewell to our feathered friends, take a moment to reflect on the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a curious nature enthusiast, this morning excursion promises to leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the diverse birdlife of Costa Rica’s rainforest.

*NOTE: The duration of the tour may vary slightly depending on bird activity and group pace.

What to Bring:

✓ Camera
✓ Closed Toed Shoes
✓ Binoculars
✓ Raincoat
✓ Comfortable light Clothing
✓ Insect repellent
✓ Big Smile

Whats Included:

✓ Certified Naturalist Guide
✓ Entrance Fee
✓ Breakfast with the Birds

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Official Rates:

  • Per person.
    Arriving directly on your own transportation.
  • Per person.
    With Transportation included from your hotel in La Fortuna, Arenal.
  • Per person.
    50% OFF
    Children between 5 years old and 11 years old.

*NOTE: Previous reservation is required.

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Bird Watching - 50% OFF - Children between 5 years old & 11 years old
50% OFF - Children between 5 years old & 11 years old

Official Rates (taxes included) Price Per person
*100% OFF - Children under 5 years old


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Frequent Questions

Arenal Oasis is a fantastic location for bird watching in Costa Rica. It is home to a diverse range of bird species, including toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, tanagers and many more. The tour is operated by Arenal Oasis Tours

We provide experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the local bird species and their habitats.

These tours typically include transportation, guided walks, and the use of binoculars to share and spotting scopes. It’s a great way to explore the beautiful natural surroundings and spot some incredible bird species.

The cost of a bird watching tour around Arenal Oasis can vary depending on if transportation is included or not, if you get the tour in a package with the room at the Arenal Oasis Eco lodge or any additional services or amenities included.

On average, you can expect to pay around $63 to $100 per person for a 2-to-3-hour tour

Bird watching at Arenal Oasis can be done all year round with great bird spotting.

The best times of year for bird watching in terms abundance of migratory species and local ones at Arenal Oasis is the end of rainy season which typically runs from November to the beginning of the rainy season in late April.

During this time, the weather is generally more predictable, with less rainfall and clearer skies. This makes it easier to spot and observe birds in their natural habitats.

Additionally, many migratory bird species visit Costa Rica during the dry season, adding to the diversity of bird species you may encounter.

However, it’s important to note that Arenal Oasis is a year-round birding destination, and you can still enjoy bird watching during the wet season (May to November).

The rainforest is lush and vibrant during this time, and you may have the opportunity to see different bird species and witness unique behaviors.

At Arenal Oasis, you can expect to see a wide variety of bird species. Some of the common bird species you may encounter include:

✓ Toucans: Look out for the colorful and iconic Keel-billed Toucan and the smaller Collared Aracari.

✓ Parrots: Keep an eye out for the vibrant parrots and the smaller Green Parakeets.

✓ Hummingbirds: Arenal Oasis is home to several hummingbird species, including the Violet-headed hummingbird, the Green Hermit, and the White-necked Jacobin.

✓ Raptors: You may spot various raptors, such as the Gray Hawks, the Laughing Falcon, and the White Hawk.

✓ Tanagers: Look for colorful tanagers like the Passerini’s Tanager, the Bay-headed Tanager, and the Golden-hooded Tanager.

✓ Flycatchers: Keep an eye out for flycatcher species like the Great Kiskadee, the Social Flycatcher, and the Tropical Kingbird.

✓ Woodpeckers: You may see woodpeckers such as the Lineated Woodpecker, the Pale-billed Woodpecker, and the Hoffmann’s Woodpecker.

✓ Honeycreepers: Look for little colorful birds like the Green Honneycreeper, and red legged honneycreepers

✓ Owls: Arenal Oasis is home to various owl species, including the Spectacled Owl and the Black and White Owl.

These are just a few examples, and there are many more bird species to discover at Arenal Oasis. The diversity of birdlife in the area makes it an excellent destination for bird watching enthusiasts.

Yes, bird watching tours at Arenal Oasis can still operate in rainy conditions.

The rainforest ecosystem thrives during the wet season, and many bird species are active and easier to spot during this time.

However, it’s important to note that heavy rainfall or severe weather conditions may affect the tour’s operation.

In such cases, the tour operator may make adjustments or reschedule the tour for safety reasons.

It’s always a good idea to check with the tour operator beforehand to inquire about their policies regarding rainy conditions and any potential changes to the tour itinerary.

Yes, there are multi-day bird watching packages available at Arenal Oasis. These packages typically include accommodation, meals, transportation, and guided bird watching activities over the course of several days.

They are designed to provide a more immersive birding experience, allowing you to explore different habitats and encounter a greater variety of bird species.

The duration of these packages can vary, ranging from 2 to 7 days or more, depending on your preferences and availability.

It is recommended to inquire about the specific multi-day birding packages offered at Arenal Oasis.

The additional services included in an Arenal Oasis birding tour may vary depending on the specific package you choose.

However, some common additional services that may be included are:

✓ Transportation: Most bird watching tours include transportation to and from Arenal Oasis. This may involve pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or a designated meeting point.

✓ Experienced Guide: A knowledgeable and experienced birding guide is typically provided as part of the tour. They will lead the group, point out bird species, and provide information about the local flora and fauna.

✓ Meals: Depending on the duration of the tour, meals may be included. This can range from snacks and refreshments to full meals, depending on the specific tour package.

✓ Interpretive Walks: In addition to bird watching, some tours may include interpretive walks or hikes through the rainforest. This allows participants to learn about the ecosystem, spot other wildlife, and appreciate the natural surroundings.

It is important to consult or review the tour details to find out exactly what additional services are included in the specific birding tour you are interested in.

Yes, some Arenal Oasis birding tours may include meals or refreshments as part of the package. Specific inclusions may vary depending on the length of the excursion.

Some tours may offer snacks and beverages during the tour, while others may include full meals, such as breakfast or lunch, especially in the case of full-day tours.

It is important to consult or review the tour details to find out what meals or snacks are included in the birding activity you are interested in.

If meals are not included, he can recommend nearby restaurants or offer you the option of bringing your own food and drink.

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