Fodor's Expert Review Oro Verde Private Nature Reserve

Ballena National Marine Park Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

You'll find excellent bird-watching and hiking in this nature preserve, uphill from the Costanera. Family run, the property has well-groomed trails through a majestic, primary forest reserve. Early-morning, three-hour birding tours start at 6 am ($35) and end with a hearty home-cooked breakfast. In the afternoon, you can set out for a three-hour birding walk. For a totally different perspective on wildlife, join the naturalist-guided night tour, from 6 to 9 pm. The best way to book is through the Uvita Information Center.

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Off the Costanera Hwy. at Km 159, 3 km (2 miles) uphill from Rancho La Merced
Uvita, Puntarenas  60504, Costa Rica


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