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Playa Nosara

Bird-Watching

Experience Nosara. Experience Nosara bilingual naturalist Felipe Lopez leads serious bird-watchers on bird-watching tours, with an early-morning expedition on foot in the Nosara Biological Reserve or a kayak paddle up river to catch sight of some of the 270 species recorded here ($60 each tour). Nosara.

River Safari. Glide up the Nosara and Montaña rivers in a flat-bottom catamaran with an almost noiseless electric motor. Wading herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, and kingfishers are common sights. The German-born naturalist guide also knows where crocodiles hunker down in mud caves along the riverbank. Trips are $35 per person. Boat moored at bottom of hill leading to Hotel Lagarta Lodge, follow signs to the boca of Nosara River, Nosara, 50206. 2682–0610. www.nosaraboattours.com.

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