|Laguna del Lagarto, Santa Rita|
The photography season lasts from December 1 till February 28 every year.
Located only 15 km from the Nicaraguan border in Northern Costa Rica, our lodge will be your gateway to the wonderland of the lowland neotropical rainforest. After 4 hours of drive almost due northwest, you will enter a mixed area of primary rainforests, pastures, lagoons, small villages and family plantations – home to the rare Great Green Macaw and hundreds of other bird and mammal species. Our lodge will not only provide you with your basic needs of comfort (electricity, hot shower, comfortable beds, great food and facilities that include 23 rooms in 3 buildings), but will bring an unlimited array of photogenic species on your plate. In our hides, we will guarantee excellent images of over 40 species of birds, including Keel-billed Toucans, Chestnut-mandible Toucans, Collared Aracari and King Vulture. The area also has an amazing list of other photogenic wildlife, such as dart-frogs, snakes, monkeys, armadillos and insects. We have 3 hides at the lodge – one halfway underground and two towers, which can be reached through easy walks (200-550m). The vulture hide in the ground and one of the towers are in semi-open land, and the other tower is in the middle of the primary rainforest.