All Year Round

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Costa Rica, the place to visit for your next birding and photography vacation.

“ All Services in One Place to Enjoy your Vacations in Caño Negro, or a longer vacation around Costa Rica”

Vacations in Costa Rica birdwatching ecotourism, For your next exotic holidays. Hotel de Campo Caño Negro is the answer to your gratified wishes. It is conveniently located in Costa Rica, at the #1 abundant wildlife and birdwatching spot: the National Wildlife Refuge of Caño Negro.

This Ecolodge hotel is carefully developed over a reforested area of 5 Ha: as an excellent result of over 20 years’ work, we have naturally created birding and photography spots, in front of the lagoon.

Birding vacation in Costa Rica with Renzo, our Italian fellow

In Viaggio con Renzo for a short or long birding vacation in Costa Rica. His packages are fully customizable. He prepare package for private tours only.

If you are looking for a 15-20 Vacation Package for a pleasant journey in Costa Rica, you are in the right place.Organizing a Birdwatching Trip to Costa Rica now is simple and is easy. In association with the birding tour Costa Rica Travel Agency runed by Renzo Sturmi. He moves with his family to Costa Rica in 1998, and since then he developed his passion for birdwatching, taking hundreds of nature lovers to discover special places throughout Costa Rica. After organizing trips to Costa Rica from Italy, it recently opened its new office in Colorado-USA, offering personalized services to its clients also from the United States.

If you are looking for a 15-20 Vacation Package for a pleasant journey in Costa Rica, you are in the right place.Organizing a Birdwatching Trip to Costa Rica now is simple and is easy. In association with the birding tour Costa Rica Travel Agency runed by Renzo Sturmi. He moves with his family to Costa Rica in 1998, and since then he developed his passion for birdwatching, taking hundreds of nature lovers to discover special places throughout Costa Rica. After organizing trips to Costa Rica from Italy, it recently opened its new office in Colorado-USA, offering personalized services to its clients also from the United States.

Birding vacation in Costa Rica with Epic Nature Tours

Traveling from the USA - Tenesse? are you looking for a full vacation package to birding around in Costa Rica? Take a look of the services proposed by Epic Nature Tours.

When is time to plan a Birding Vacation in Costa Rica to find the best birding hotspots, you can certainly trust Epic Tours. Hi, my name is Paul Laurent, and with my wife Amanda we own and operate the birding tour company called Epic Nature Tours. We specialize in bringing small groups of birders to the best birding spots in Costa Rica while avoiding the big crowds and tour buses. Over the years we have found lots of great birding spots across Costa Rica, but only a handful can compare to the Caño Negro Wetlands.

Hotel de Campo, Caño Negro

Visit our YourTube Channel, and discover what Caño Negro Refuge can offer you every days of the year.

A few tips for a great Vacation in Costa Rica

The best time to have a Vacations in Costa Rica birdwatching ecotourismwill depend on the type of vacation you want.
For nature lovers that like an ecotour to see a little bit of everything, all year round is good. Nature is always there to amaze you. You will not be disappointed even on a rainy day.
For a birding tour, if you are interested in any kind of bird, year-round is fine. But if you have any special interest in some spices, it will be better to coordinate the best moment of the year.

One of the best places to visit in Costa Rica for a nature lover, or a more specialized birder and photographer is Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Here you can enjoy a special Vacations in Costa Rica birdwatching ecotourism.
This is an amazing refuge with a different scenario. We have a lagoons area, a river, and a mostly forest section.
This almost unique wetland, it allows you to enjoy the different panorama and also switching between animal species: birds, sloths, monkeys, caimans, iguana, and so on.

Rainy season in Caño Negro - Costa Rica is from the beginning of May to the end of November approximately. The season begins with very light rain, occasionally. It is difficult to find an all-day rainy situation. Probably, the rainiest period is around October and November. But even so, it probably won’t rain all day.
In any case, as our tours are private, we would organize with you the best moment of the day to go discover the refuge.

YES. Rain is part of the ecosystem, and finally, birds and mammal are not very worried about that.
In any case, we do offer private tours and specially organized based on your interest. So, when you arrive at Hotel de Campo, we will organize the best moment to go explore the refuge.

Costa Rica is a safe country and is a great place for solo travelers, especially when you are very into nature. This because you will explore no crowded places.
In any case, as everywhere around the world, be organized, choose your destination carefully, and be safe.
About Caño Negro, we can ensure you it is an excellent destination for solo female.

Yes! Caño Negro and Costa Rica in general are great destinations for family vacations. Caño Negro is a very quiet place, very safe. It is a safe place to discover nature. Also, for families, our tours are always private. So, you will enjoy it for sure.
For a family vacation, we offer rooms with up to 3 beds (2 doubles and 1 single bed) and joined rooms. So, you will never be apart, but with privacy.

TIP in Costa Rica is only included in the bar and restaurant bill. For any other products and services, it is not included.
I consider that TIP is a personal choice, based on the kind of service you receive.

The currency of Costa Rica is the colon, colones plural.

USD is accepted in Costa Rica when it comes to tourism. The current exchange rate is around 650 colones to $1 but it changes daily. Google's change is quite accurate.

For an ecotour vacation, I do recommend bringing clothes that dry fast and wick away moisture, good walking shoes, lots of sunscreen and mosquito repellent, sunglasses, a hat, a microfiber towel, an insulated water bottle.
If you’re visiting in the rainy season, then we recommend bringing a waterproof rain jacket and a waterproof backpack or rain cover

A very good pair of binoculars. And if you are a photographer a lens at least 400mm.
Why? Because only caimans you can see really close. Everything else is far away.

For the rainy season, a waterproof hiking shoe. Also, and especially for wetland places and rainforest, a good pair of rubber boots. This is what local use. They protect you very well from rain and mud. And also, they dry up very fast.
During the dry season, very comfortable hiking shoes, always waterproof.

It will depend on where you are going. For most touristic destinations and the cities, there are paved roads, but also in ugly conditions and a 4×4 can more comfortable. Even so, a regular is ok.
Driving to Caño Negro from the north (Los Chiles) the road is paved. But between Caño Negro and Upala, you will find 25 km of dirt road.
But other remote and rural parts of the country do and these are Osa Peninsula, Nicoya Peninsula, and the Costa Ballena

Not really. Costa Rica as only a few main roads, and normally to arrive at some destination, you will not have more than 1 or 2 options. Instead of a GPS, I will use Waze, or Google Maps (not so accurate as Waze).
I am sure, that everybody can share with you their location with Whatsapp and Waze.

We do have mosquitos, everywhere. How many? It depends where you go and the season. It is a tropical country.
My best recommendation: electric burner for mosquitos. As you arrive in Costa Rica, go to a supermarket and purchase an electric burner for mosquitos. It is the best solution to clean your room and sleep well everywhere. And you will find spare all-round in Costa Rica. You can find that use plaquette, or with liquid. I do prefer to travel around with plaquette. Repellent, always.

Of course in Caño Negro you can see sloths. Inclusive, in our private forest sometimes you can find them.