Welcome to Rancho Naturalista

The premier birding lodge in Costa Rica, Rancho Naturalista is one of the finest birdwatching lodges in Central America. Several species of hummingbirds, as well as many other birds, can be seen right from the spacious balcony where you also have a great view of the distant smoking Turrialba volcano. It’s a wonderful getaway for birders, photographers, and naturalists.

Rancho Naturalista is famous for it’s warm, relaxed, friendly atmosphere, brilliant birding,  good company, and delicious gourmet food served with the best fresh local ingredients.  Meals are served family style where guests share stories of their day on the trail.

Over 450 species of birds have been recorded in our private forest reserve and within the local area. You can hike and bird the trails on your own and excellent guides are also available. The weather is almost perfect year-round, not too hot and not too cold.  Make Rancho Naturalista the highlight of your trip to Costa Rica!

Rancho Naturalista