Discover the Colorful Hummingbirds of Costa Rica
With more than 50 species found in this small country, the hummingbirds of Costa Rica put on an amazing show. Visit hummingbird hotspots in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica isn’t just a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor adventures—it’s a bona fide hummingbird paradise. The country is home to at least 50 species of hummingbirds—about three times the number found in the America. And unlike the types of hummingbirds in the United States, these amazing birds live in Costa Rica year-round. Expect astonishing diversity, whether you’re in the rambling mountains or in the dense rainforests, and always have binoculars at the ready. Research COVID-19 international travel restrictions before booking a trip.
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Dining With the Costa Rica Hummingbirds
Grab a bite to eat and keep your eyes open for hummingbirds at a delightful roadside diner, Galeria de Colibries y Restaurant Cinchona. The back patio offers the best seats in the house, especially to spot the copperyheaded emerald, found solely in Costa Rica. Bird-watch at the Virgen del Socorro canyon near the restaurant.
Best Place to Stay to See Costa Rica Hummingbirds
Varying elevations offer an incredible variety of hummingbird species. Head to the mountains and stay at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge, a fantastic place to relax and see the many high-elevation species of hummingbirds found in Costa Rica. Here in the cloud forest, you may get lucky enough to spot a fiery-throated hummingbird or lesser violetear.
Explore the Rainforest
Put your eyes to the skies at Rancho Naturalista, a lodge located in the lush rainforest. An incredible number of hummingbirds visit the feeders and flowers. The snowcap, a tiny purple hummingbird with a white cap on its head, stops by regularly.