What you'll do
The facilities are nestled in the gorgeous tropical dry forests, just minutes from the beach. From the moment I will welcome you at the visitor center of the Wild Scarlet Macaw Reserve, your attention will be caught to the gorgeous Macaws that are flying around the valley at eye level. If you are an avid birder and photographer, you will be desperate to get your camera out! I will give you the time and space to get the perfect shot of the most beautiful bird of Costa Rica, whilst providing you with a background of these birds, why they are so rare and the organisation that brings them back from the edge of extinction. I will offer you a warm or cold drink as you get comfy on the roofed veranda of the view point.
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
Caring expert hosts
Caring expert hosts
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Hi, I am Abi and my passion for wildlife conservation brought me to Costa Rica in 2018. After successfully completing an eight month volunteer apprenticeship as a Macaw breeding specialist, I joined the team full time as the visitation manager to help spread the word about these incredible birds. Through gaining extensive knowledge about these birds, I am committed to sharing this knowledge and making other people as excited as I am. I just love for people to feel the thrill of seeing these magnificent creatures spread their wings to take flight and reveal their beautiful colors. I will do everything I can to making this experience your best in Costa Rica!
About the organization
Macaw Recovery Network
Macaw Recovery Network is a Costa Rican nonprofit committed to the conservation of endangered tropical parrots. MRN is guided by science and years of experience as it builds a future where parrot populations thrive again in the tropical forests. MRN monitors and protects wild populations, rescues and releases parrots and manages habitat with an active program of community outreach and engagement.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Macaw Recovery Network.
Along with complimentary chilled water, you will be offered an additional warm or cold drink
Where you'll be
The Punta Islita Wild Macaw Reserve is the result of years of conservation efforts conducted by the Macaw Recovery Network, who have worked tirelessly to breed and reintroduce Macaws back into the wild where they have gone extinct. This experience brings you at the heart of this conservation organisation, looking out over the Reserve which the Macaws now call their home.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
It is important to take plenty of time for driving to the location and plan to arrive a little early (5-10 mins or so)
Exclusive Photography of Iconic Macaws
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