"Birdwatching near the river" Tárcoles by kyoub

Tárcoles Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 40 photos

Tarcol Lodge

The Tarcoles river is 40 miles west of San Jose. The Tarcol Lodge is located near the river.
The Carara Biological Reserve is nearby.
Really the only reason to be in this part of Costa Rica, as far as I could tell, was to be there looking for birds.
With the reserve, ocean, river, and mangroves birds love it here.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:One of the few places where McCaws can be seen in the wild
  • Cons:The beach has a lot of litter
  • In a nutshell:A wonderful place for birding
  • Last visit to Tárcoles: May 1995
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    The region looks appealing if you do not get stuck in the mid-or be one. Good tips and pcitures

    • kyoub's Profile Photo
      Jun 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Bruce you had to keep an eye on the tide or you was in trouble.
      After we were there the property sold to a couple from Canada and they use the house as a private residence.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Tarcol Lodge sounds like my kind of place! Sue and I did something similar at Crooked Tree in Belize a few years ago. Very interesting tips here and good bird identification too in your Travelogue!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    your costa rica pages really have me intrigued about this country. i've fancied a visit to belize for ages - but this looks even better

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Great sunset photo and the macaws sound lovely, though it's a shame about the messy beach - and the mosquitos ;(

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2007 at 3:31 PM

    Bird watching would be great! Sailing up the river would be pleasant on a lovely afternoon--keeping an eye open for crocodiles, of course.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 10:23 PM

    Awesome opening photograph! Great place to watch birds. Thanks for warning on crocodiles. I never swim in unknown waters unless locals do it.

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 9:32 AM

    Lovely pastime:-Bird watching..I love animals too,...well done Kay.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 3:51 AM

    Stunning opening photo, great atmosphere. Looks a good place for bird ( & crocodile!) watching Kay. Well done (~_~)

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2005 at 6:13 PM

    'Tarcol Lodge' looks like a fantastic place to stay and your pictures are so sober and stylish. Great work. ;-)


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