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I spent one day in the Park. It is difficult to find any birds as the bush is dense. It is nice to walk on the main road for cars. You can watch some birds high in the trees and the are some nice views...More
This national park isn't too easy to access, due to a single mountain toad being the only route into the Savegre valley. However, you're rewarded with Paramo that's reminiscent of alpine Italy and an incredible variety of colourful birds, including quetzals.
Everybody wants to see the Quetzales so expect to be one of perhaps a hundred. It is a predawn start and it is very cold and often windy at that time of day so take woolly hats, gloves thermals etc. Each guide has his own...More
We got up early in the morning and meet the guide fir an early quetzal watching tour at 5:30 am. We had a chance to observe three quetzals and learn the story and project about it. Once in a lifetime experience!
1.00PM is quite too late, you need at least a full day, and you have to take car about the traffic, the trans-american route is full of trucks and very often, not possible to ride more than 30 km/hours, it doubles the ride... More
1.00PM is quite too late, you need at least a full day, and you have to take car about the traffic, the trans-american route is full of trucks and very often, not possible to ride more than 30 km/hours, it doubles the ride time.
Best is to stop 2 nights, and ask for a local guide at the hotel you arrive, then hike the other day and leave after the second night.