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El Copal Reserve

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Awesome place

I spent 1 day at El Copal Reserve and it was incredible, the food, birds, the building; everything... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Real wild beautiful Costa Rica with wonderful birds, excellent birdguide and fantastic hosts

We were there for 2 days of birding, staying 2 nights. With a beatiful balcony looking over the... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
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Southwest Of Humo 6km, Pejibaye, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This lodge has a difficult access road so if weather is rainy a 4WD is required. And it rains a lot here. There is one main building with a few small rooms with no private bathrooms, but there is elecrticity and WiFI there. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I spent 1 day at El Copal Reserve and it was incredible, the food, birds, the building; everything was very nice. I'll definitely recommend this place, and I'll spent more time with my family there.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MoisesS1006
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We were there for 2 days of birding, staying 2 nights. With a beatiful balcony looking over the majestic valley and with birds everywhere. Especially the stunning Snowcap! Our guide Christhian took us for more than a full day into the trails he knows by...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I spent two nights at El Copal Reserve and it was the best birding of the whole trip. Having birds like Snowcap from the porch and then getting Dull-mantled Antbird, Lancebill, and Ochre-breasted Antpitta on the trails was incredible. When it came time to leave,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2016

My wife and I were lucky enough to get El Copal on our radar and visit last week. The hosts Patricia who brings the great cuisine of Guanacaste and Beto the bird whisperer were the most gracious people we have met in years. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Wonderful remote location with great hiking trails. Owner spent time sharing knowledge of the development of this eco-reserve. Basic accommodation, very clean, friendly and great food.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank LiveYourYBR
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I had the opportunity to go to El Copal Reserve, I'm a nature and birdwatching lover, I heard a lot of oppinions about El Copal; for example, it is a great place for birdwatching, it is one of the greatest hotspots for foothills's birds in...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

My friends and I stayed at the reserve's little lodge for two nights on a birding trip. We greatly enjoyed the beautiful setting and delicious food prepared by Patricia. One day we had a full tour with local bird guide Cristhian Ureña (Peregrinus Tours) and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I was fortunate to visit El Copal Reserve about three weeks ago and I have no more to say that's one of the most beautiful and relaxing places I have visited. The trails are very nice with good views. I had the opportunity to photograph...More

1  Thank Eduardo S
Reviewed July 5, 2014

El Coupal Reserve is a smal nature reserve on the edge of Tapanti National Park in Costa Rica. Its a two hour drive with your own vehicle up to this lodge and smal nature reserve. The rewards are great with a rich nature, a couple...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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