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Central Valley - Turrialba
Rancho Naturalista

Rancho Naturalista is among the finest birdwatching lodges thanks to 450 species of birds have been recorded in the area. These birds may be watched from this comfortable lodge famous for its excellent food, welcoming hospitality and stunning volcano views. Forecasts are also made for non-birding guests who will find Rancho Naturalista a relaxing holiday retreat. Expert bird guides help maximize the experience for each guest. We are able to cater for all levels from the beginner to the professional birder. Knowledgeable birders and most bird tours of Costa Rica spend time enjoying Rancho Naturalista. For many, it is the highlight stop of their trip.


The hotel has 15 beautifully decorated rooms. You can choose between a balcony room, with views or a private house with its own corridor. The main building of the hotel has a traditional Spanish style, has a comfortable living room with a large internal and external dining area, along with our world famous balcony for bird watching, where more than 450 species of birds have been recorded. We also have a new area for reference, with diverse bibliography of bird themes and Internet access


The staff with their extensive experience in the preparation of meals and supervision of the dish, to ensure the high quality and excellent taste of them. You will feel delighted with the range of Costa Rican and international cuisine. The delicious food is served on the table in the family style, with a great variety, so that each guest can select the dishes and quantities they want. Each guest decides whether he eats large or light portions. Rancho Naturalista has its own mountain spring water that is examined regularly and its purity and safety is certified. All meals are included during your stay and we will gladly prepare any special diet requirements requested in advance.


Guests staying at Rancho Naturalista immediately feel at home. Upon arrival, one of our staff members will receive you and show you your room, where you will ensure that you are comfortable. At night there are always guards ready to help you if necessary. The cleaning service is included in your room rate and there is also a laundry service at an additional cost. In a stay in Rancho Naturalista, unlike many other places, the services of a professional ornithologist guide are included, available from very early in the morning until after sunset every day.

Tours & Activities

Tours available leaving from Irazu Volcano / Turrialba

Dates Room Meals Rates
      Sgl Dbl Tpl
From: 15 APR 19 To: 14 DEC 19
Standard FB $182 $304 $456
From: 15 DEC 19 To: 14 APR 20
Standard FB $259 $400 $600
From: 15 APR 20 To: 14 DEC 20
Standard FB $195 $320 $480
From: 15 DEC 20 To: 14 APR 21
Standard FB $259 $400 $600
From: 15 APR 21 To: 14 DEC 21
Standard FB $195 $320 $480



Children’s policies:

Children under 11 years old free of charge; if do not require an extra bed. Children over 12 years old pay as adult.


Maximum occupancy:

Standard 4 pax (the rate shown above is for SGL, DBL & TPL the extra person on this room please add HS= $191 & LS=155).



Check-in 2:00pm.

Check-out 12:00md


Additional information: 

Rates includes: Use of trails in the private forest reserve without a guide.

HS=High Season from Dec 15 to Apr 14

LS=Low Season from Apr 15 to Dec 14

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