A bird watcher’s dream! Few places boast so many different birds in such a small area — 820 species (more than all of the United States and Canada combined) have been reported in Costa Rica, including 75 different families like 51 species of hummingbirds, 48 warblers, and 45 tanagers. Protected by a world-renowned national park system, and well-studied by scientists from around the world, the land bridge of Costa Rica is where the fauna of two continents meet and mingle, making its wildlife exceptional and exciting.

An Independent Birding Venture (IBV) to Costa Rica is like a “mini-tour” — guides are available during your stay at delightful, small eco-lodges. With Caligo Ventures’ IBVs, you pick the start date, the length, and the activity level. Designed for two or more people, travel with that special someone, a family member, or a group of friends. IBVs are great for photographers and for couples or friends with varied interest in birding.

Peg Abbott of Caligo Ventures has over 25 years experience guiding and exploring Costa Rica. What we list below is just a sample. We often recommend following our Guided Group Tour route, which also works well as an IBV.

Caligo makes it easy! Call a travel planner today to design your Costa Rica IBV. The chart below gives example pricing; each request is given a current price quote as we check lodge availability.

Next steps? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Feel free to contact us with questions.
1. Choose your dates.
2. Choose your lodges.
3. Call (800) 426-7781 or email info@caligo.com.

Independent Birding Ventures

Each Costa Rica IBV is custom-planned. Pricing ranges from $2590 – $3350 per person and depends on the lodges you select and the length of your stay. Please call a travel planner to arrange your Costa Rica IBV today.

Suggested Combinations Include: Pricing
Please inquire.
La Selva, Rancho Naturalista & Carara
Please inquire.
La Selva, Carara & Monteverde
Please inquire.
Rancho Naturalista, Savegre & Carara
Please inquire.
Rancho Naturalista, Savegre & Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Please inquire.
Rancho Naturalista, Savegre & El Remanso (Osa Peninsula)
Please inquire.
Savegre, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge & Wilson Botanical Garden
Please inquire.
Savegre, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge & El Remanso
Please inquire.

Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available upon request.



For Guided Group Tours to Costa Rica and more, please visit our partner, Naturalist Journeys.


Photo credits: Banner: Green Thorntail, Willy Alfaro; Orange-collared Manakin, Bud Ferguson; Museum Replica Ox Cart Painting, Peg Abbott; Golden-hooded Tanager Feeding, Peg Abbot; Passion Flower, Willy Alfaro; White-faced Capuchin Mother and Baby, Peg Abbott; Savegre River, Willy Alfaro.