From the observation deck at this private reserve, you can see from the continental divide down to the San Luis falls, and out to the Golfo de Nicoya. The varied altitude means it’s home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna, some of which you can spot on daily bird walks and night hikes.

Tour guides are attentive and patient, guaranteeing a worthwhile experience, but the bird tour seems a bit short for what you're paying.

Take the road to San Luis and follow the signs, or organize a pickup from your hotel.