Costa Rica is a beautiful country. Jade green mountains topped with clouds seem to be part of the scenery no matter where you look, two oceans beckon with tropical waves and palm-flanked shores, and lush rainforests await with colorful frogs, stunning butterflies, strange bugs, and hundreds of birds.
The exciting beauty of Costa Rica’s biodiversity is one of her biggest attractions and birds play a pretty big role. Whether watching birds or not, you can’t help but notice spectacular Scarlet Macaws near Carara, amazing toucans in rainforest areas, and a glittering treasure of hummingbirds at a number of hotels and attractions.
More than 50 hummingbird species have been seen in Costa Rica and many of these amazing birds are common. They readily come to feeders, especially in the highlands and the following are ten of the most spectacular, frequently seen species: