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Tapir Valley

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Amazing birding and trails

I stop making reviews here for personal reasons but the few experiences I had in this place forced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Great birding,trails, good guide and more!!!!

My friends and I (birders and photographers) went to Tapir valley a few days ago and we were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Esteban M
Monteverde, Costa Rica
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Tapir Valley is a private ecological reserve located in rural northern Costa Rica. A group of concerned citizens purchased the land over ten years ago with the vision of protecting valuable rainforest habitat for many animals including the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
After Hotel Celeste Moutanin Lodge 1Km | On the road to the Volcano Tenorio National Park, Bijagua de Upala 21301, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stop making reviews here for personal reasons but the few experiences I had in this place forced me to make the effort of writing about it. I'm a birdwatcher that who is very active all year around. I went there for a few times...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I (birders and photographers) went to Tapir valley a few days ago and we were very surprised about the huge variety of birds that you can find in the property. The place is on the way to Rio Celeste, surrounded by beautiful...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are Only a very few experiences I will never forget. But Tapir Valley is definitely on that list and way up there. We were staying at a hotel some miles north an found “tapir valley” on trip advisor. Thinking it might be an awesome...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had the pleasure of birding for 5 days with Marcos Mendez-Sibaja from Pasión Costa Rica. One of his close friends is Donald Varela owner of Casitas Tenorio B&B and co-owner and manager of the Tapir Valley Private Nature Reserve. Like Marcos, Donald is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark S
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Whilst staying at Casitas Tenorio, a lovely beautifully built and comfortable B&B owned by Donald and his Australian wife Pip, my wife and I as bird photographers, took the opportunity to visit Tapir Valley with its founder and owner Donald Varela. The principal aim was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful unspoilt property, bordering the Volcan Tenorio National Park. But that's not all... Take a tour with Donald, and you will be amazed by how much he knows about his home town and the wildlife that resides in it. We saw dozens of species...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Did not know quite what to expect when we went with Donald to Tapir Valley but I have to say I had the best morning ever. I know little about birds but with Donald’s expertise and knowledge I saw so many different birds some of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Veronica W
Reviewed March 28, 2019

I spent a full morning birding with Donald Varela Soto, the owner and mastermind behind Tapir Valley, an ecological reserve on the road from Bijagua to Rio Celeste in Volcan Tenorio NP. We focused on the valley floor where local knowledge of fruiting trees and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went on an amazing night hike in the Tapir Valley. Our guide was the owner, Donald. Donald was a wonderful guide, he was incredibly knowledge and just fun to be around! It was such a surreal experience to be alone in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank LauraC338
Reviewed February 24, 2019

This is a private reserve managed by local conservationists in Bijagua. It is adjacent to the national park, but consists of various stages of secondary growth, so the bird diversity is excellent. Our guide, Donald, who is also a part-owner of the site, was very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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