Welcome to Parque Nacional Los Quetzales
The park's lifeblood is the Río Savegre, which starts high up on the Cerro de la Muerte and feeds several glacial lakes before pouring into the Pacific. This region is remarkably diverse – the Savegre watershed contains approximately 20% of the country's registered bird species.
True to the park's name, the beautiful quetzal is here (best spotted during the March–June nesting season), along with trogons, hummingbirds and sooty robins. Avians aside, the park is home to endangered species including jaguars, Baird’s tapirs and squirrel monkeys. The park also has premontane forests, the second-most-endangered life zone in Costa Rica.