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Wild Macaws Up Close

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Punta Islita, Costa RicaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Abi

60 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Witness magnificent Scarlet Macaws fly the tropical skies of Costa Rica.

The Punta Islita Wild Macaw Reserve is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the natural wonders of the area and see truly remarkable charismatic birds. Take a tour through a dry tropical jungle on the Pacific slopes of Costa Rica’s gorgeous Nicoya Peninsula, just minutes from the beautiful Playa Islita.

Visitors are welcomed with a short slideshow about Macaw Recovery Network ’s conservation efforts. A tour guide will take you to watch our released wild flock of Scarlet Macaws as they fly in from the surrounding area for their morning or afternoon snack. There is plenty of time for taking photographs and asking questions to one of our knowledgable guides.

By visiting us, you’ll gain firsthand experience of this restoration work and 100% of your donations are used to support our mission.
Witness magnificent Scarlet Macaws fly the tropical skies of Costa Rica.

The Punta Islita Wild Macaw Reserve is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the natural wonders of the area and see truly remarkable charismatic birds. Take a tour through a dry tropical jungle on the Pacific slopes of Costa Rica’s gorgeous Nicoya Peninsula, just minutes from the beautiful Playa Islita.

Visitors are welcomed with a short slideshow about Macaw Recovery Network ’s conservation efforts. A tour guide will take you to watch our released wild flock of Scarlet Macaws as they fly in from the surrounding area for…

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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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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 mag…
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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

Our visitor center is easily found by signage, 45 minutes east of Playa Samara along the coast. Upon arrival at the center, you are in a shaded building for about 20 minutes to enjoy learning about our efforts and seeing the Macaws from a viewpoint area. You will then walk down some 25 steps (100 feet) for a closer view and more information. Once photographs have been taken, people are guided back up for more information and a final wrap up.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Jane
March 2020
To see the flight of the Macaws up close was truly magical! Abi's energy and passion for what she does really made the experience.
Wes
March 2020
Really unique opportunity and educational experience to learn about the Macaw conservation. Very fun morning! Definitely would recommend! 100% of what you pay goes back into conservation of Macaws. Very cool!
Karen
February 2020
This was a wonderful and educational tour. The birds were incredible and the stories told about specific rescues were uplifting. It is great to see these beautiful birds up close and know that they are being cared for, researched, and populations strengthened. Abi is a passionate and educated host. Her mood was infectious and her knowledge about the species and surrounding area is vast. The birds were active and sometime hard to photograph in flight, so try to take some video in addition to photos. I highly recommend this tour and had a wonderful time!
This was a wonderful and educational tour. The birds were incredible and the stories told about specific rescues were uplifting. It is great to see these beautiful birds up close a…
Cristian
January 2020
Abi has a lot of knowledge and passion on what she and all the team do. Thanks for such a great explanation, we're all got fascinated with your explanation.
Sharma
January 2020
Once in a lifetime experience, and it was wonderful to know the money was going to help the conservation efforts for the Macaws. Abi was super knowledgeableand passionate about the birds.
Craig
December 2019
An amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to be up close with these beautiful creatures. Abi, our guide, could not have been more friendly or informative. What a wonderful experience for everyone in our group - from inquisitive grade schoolers through our awestruck grandparents. A fantastic morning and terrific value.
An amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to be up close with these beautiful creatures. Abi, our guide, could not have been more friendly or informative. What a wonderful exper…

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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 of all ages 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)
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