The small mountain town of San Gerardo de Dota is a much quieter and lesser visited area of Costa Rica. This sleepy town is set in a valley among the Talamanca mountains with the crystal clear Savegre river running through. It is very unlike any other destination you will visit in Costa Rica. At over 2000 metres above sea level, the higher altitude means fresh mountain air and cooler temperatures. Although this area is not as widely known among regular tourists, it is very popular with bird watchers who come from all over the world to see the Resplendent Quetzal. This magnificent bird can be spotted here year round in the nearby Quetzales National Park. There are also a number of other high altitude species not found anywhere else in the country. Besides bird watching on this wonderful Costa Rica wildlife tour package
we also recommend this area for a dose of peace and tranquility in an untouched setting.