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Los Cusingos Neotropical Bird Sanctuary

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Bird lovers paradise

This preserve was the home of Alexander Skutch, a botanist turned ornithologist, who studied the... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Mary K
Grand Junction, Colorado
An example of what one man can do!

This lovely little reserve was the legacy of Dr. Alexander Skutch, and it was a treat to visit his... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Quizarra, San Isidro del General, San Isidro del General District 11901, Costa Rica
+506 2253 3267
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This preserve was the home of Alexander Skutch, a botanist turned ornithologist, who studied the birds of Costa Rica for many years. You can visit his home, enjoy the beautiful river which runs through, and hike the trail. It is a peaceful place to spend...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This lovely little reserve was the legacy of Dr. Alexander Skutch, and it was a treat to visit his home and garden, literally his sanctuary. Many many birds at the fruit feeders in the garden, and more can be found in a walk through the...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The house and garden of Dr Alexander Skutch reminded me of Mr Straw's House, a National Trust property in the UK. Both houses are small, full of fascinating artefacts of a byegone age preserved as they were used by their owners, decades earlier. For example,...More

Thank Worksop
Reviewed 24 January 2018

The hike through this preserve was peaceful and beautiful. We saw many birds and all forms of plant life. We couldn't find the sloths however. The small house/museum is also interesting.

Thank Snot_Finder
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Los Cusingos is living history. To have read Alexander Skutch's books and then to walk the grounds was truly amazing. The highlight was meeting and birding with Andres who grew up around the farm and whose family worked for Skutch. I have birded all over,...More

1  Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our guide, Yendry, was excellent at spotting birds and describing the history of area. We were there during dry season and did not have any problems with mosquitos. The walking is very easy.

1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Andres was my guide and he was perfect. He showed me a lot of birds I could not notice on my own. I had a great morning birding in Los Cusingos!

Thank GerdaNetherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Los Cusingos late Sunday afternoon. We made arrangements for Andres for an early bird guided walk on Monday morning. They let us stay in our camper in the parking lot overnight so we were available at 7 am for our walk. The...More

1  Thank Ckrenzel
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A wonderful (flat) hike through a protected rain forest with Andreas, our knowledgeable guide, who saw things we didn't. His telescope brought the forest to life, with beautiful birds, dragon flies and stories of the various plants. You should wear hiking boots or sturdy sneakers,...More

Thank Chomondley
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We visited Los Cusingos the first week of December and despite being dry season it was extremely wet. The guide had placed fruit in the feeders so there was lots of interesting bird activity near the feeder. Our walk on the trails found three types...More

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You can stay in Costa Rica Birding B&B, cabins for 1-6 people in Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor.
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