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Exclusive Photography of Iconic Macaws

2 reviewsPunta Islita, Costa RicaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Abi

90 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

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.
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 be…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Along with complimentary​ chilled water, you will be offered an additional...
From $55
/ person
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Meet your host, Abi

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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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!
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 ma…
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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.
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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.

2 reviews

Hoorik
December 2019
The birds are magnificent and we were able to see them quite closeup. Most importantly, thank you for only using non-releasable birds as the "breeding parents." This way, not only you are saving the species from decline, but you are providing a sanctuary for birds who couldn't otherwise survive in the wild on their own. And thank you for then releasing the chicks once they mature to fly free. Don't ever capture/use a bird from the wild, because the ends never justify the means.
The birds are magnificent and we were able to see them quite closeup. Most importantly, thank you for only using non-releasable birds as the "breeding parents." This way, not onl…
Camila
December 2019
This was an absolutely amazing, magical experience! I don’t know if there is anywhere else in the world where you can see so many wild scarlet macaws at one time. Abi had so much to share and was just lovely to spend time with. It is something we will never forget.
This was an absolutely amazing, magical experience! I don’t know if there is anywhere else in the world where you can see so many wild scarlet macaws at one time. Abi had so much t…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

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)
Price Includes 13% IVA tax

What to bring

Camera with at least a 300 mm lens

Tripod