Take an exciting pre-holiday trip to an incredibly unique and underbirded region of Costa Rica - Guanacaste! Guanacaste is the northwesternmost province in Costa Rica, home to dry tropical forest and bordered on the east by a series of protected National Parks along the slopes of several active volcanoes.Register!
Distance: Distance walked will vary every day, but you can expect to walk up to 5 miles per day in some locations.
Elevation changes: Varies by location. Mountain trails in Tenorio and Rincon will sometimes be steep, muddy and uneven, while trails in the lowlands will be mostly flat and well-graded. Some days will include walks with moderate elevation gain.
Trail: A wide variety of roads and trails, from paved paths to single track dirt tread.
Pacing: Our trips travel at a naturalist’s pace, though on longer hikes there may be some walking at a moderate pace in order to reach our destination (and get back!) Expect early morning departures on our full birding days. You will be given opportunities to take a morning or afternoon off as you desire.
- Dates: November 8-17, 2024
- Trip Leaders: Dan van den Broek and Candace Larson
- Trip Fee: $3695 members / $4295 non-members
- Deposit: $1848
- Single supplement: *SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. $700 (Limited Single Supplements available, please consider sharing a room.)
- Group size: Limited to 12 participants
- Fee Includes: All accommodation and meals, ground transportation within Costa Rica, all local guide fees, park entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leaders. A portion of your fee is a tax-deductible contribution to Bird Alliance of Oregon.
- Fee Does Not Include: International airfares, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance or personal expenses.
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Candace is an avid birder, mycology geek, and native plant enthusiast, with a passion for the diverse ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. Candace leads domestic and international ecotours with a focus on bird biology and habitat preservation. She also works as a Field Biologist in Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Conservation program, helping statewide partners meet their avian conservation goals.
Dan van den Broek
Dan has over 15 years of experience leading international birding trips and teaching classes for Bird Alliance of Oregon. With prior experiences at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, Redwood Sciences Lab, Klamath Bird Observatory, Costa Rica Bird Observatory, and Avifauna Northwest, Dan brings immense enthusiasm and passion for birds and natural history to all of his trips.