Lodging for birders around the world

This is a list of Hotels, Inns and B&B's recommended by Birdingpals
To correspond directly with the owner eliminating the middleman, Birdingpal provides a direct email address
to the proprietor wherever possible.
*Lodging I have visited personally, has a note with my comments.
** Lodgings offering a discount off the nightly rates to Birdingpals

Costa Rica

Arenal Observatory Lodge
You have to see this place in order to believe it exists, couple of hard to find hummers in the garden! Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
Selva Bananito Lodge
Hotel de Campo Caño Negro
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Tiskita Jungle Lodge
Wonderful lodge set in the jungle, only way in and out is by light aircraft, friendly, superb setting with fantastic birding. Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
Casa Rio Blanco Ecolodge
Saladero Eco Lodge
Piedras Blancas NP, Golfo Dulce
A new (5 years open) eco lodge at the north end of the Golfo Dulce and located in the least traveled national park. Piedras Blancas. With primary rain forest, 1/2 mile of beachfront and the mangrove estuary of the Rio Esquinas next to us, there is an amazing variety of birds to see. Boat transportation is included in the price of the comfortable cabins as well as kayaks, snorkeling and fishing equipment. Proprietors Harvey and Susan Woodard. Update: We have added one cabin, the Bungalow, a small two person cabin with private bathroom and outdoor hot water shower located only 50 meters from the beach. View of gardens, jungle and beach. It has solar electric lighting.
Heliconia Island B & B
Heliconia Island, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia
Visitors to the Island will be delighted by the large number of colourful, exotic tropical bird species. There are more than 400 species of birds in the tropical lowland forest of the Sarapiquí region.
Hacienda Solimar
Working ranch on a vast acreage, dry area birds, good basic accomodation, excellent food but take your own beer! This place is so far removed space on delivery trucks is limited hence take your own beer. tel:(506) 383 890. Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
Villa Lapas Hotel
Tarcoles River, Puntarenas
Excellent Hotel, close to Carara NP. It has its own good area of forest and riverside. Birdingpal Paul Gaffan paul.gaffan(AT)btinternet.com
Villa Toucan
Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Punta Uva
Swiss Hotel Monteverde
Santa Elena, Monteverde
La Palapa Eco Lodge Resort
Every single day at our gardens and specially during breakfast but also during all day long, you are fortunate to see and observe the colors of the birds that visit us and nest year upon year.
El Yunque's Rainforest Inn
Rio Grande
Rio Indio Lodge
Rio Maiz National Park
Cabinas Chacón
San Gerardo de Dota
Hotel Bougainvillea
San José, Sarapiqui
Full of trees, flowers and bushes, our garden is particularly attractive to birds. Hummingbirds, Blue crowned Motmots, Palm Tanagers, Tropical Kingbirds, Boat-Billed Flycatchers among many others are frequently sighted in our backgrounds.
La Quinta de Sarapiqui
San José, Sarapiqui
Bosque del Tolomuco B&B
Talamanca Mountains
Cerro Lodge
Tarcoles /Carara National Park
Poas Volcano Lodge
Vara Blanca
Easiest location for high-elevation birds, an hour from SJO on the same side of San Jose. Lovely lodge, nice rooms, great meals at about $US par. Lodge can arrange picnic lunch or local guide. Feeders on site. Flame-colored tanager, emerald toucanet, chestnut-capped brush finch, yellow-thighed finch, volcano hummer, slaty flowerpiercer, long-tailed silky-flycatcher possible on property. Birdingpal G.Constantine gavia(AT)gwi.net

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Last update 16/06/2013