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San Gerardo de Dota & Turrialba

San Gerardo de Dota & Turrialba Holidays


The cool climate and lush cloud forest which surround the small town of San Gerardo de Dota make this area a bird watcher's paradise. The region is home to over 170 species of birds including hummingbirds, hawk eagles and the striking (and aptly named) resplendent quetzal.

Nearby the valley of Turrialba boasts mountainous landscapes and the cascading Pacuare River, where you can find some of Costa Rica's best white water rafting. The Pacuare River can be enjoyed on a day trip or you can stay overnight in one of the excellent lodges tucked away on the banks of the river.
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OUR HOLIDAYS TO SAN GERARDO DE DOTA & TURRIALBA

Costa Rica Wildlife Adventure
14 days / 13 nights
from £3,073
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • Sarapiqui Valley
  • San Gerardo de Dota
  • Golfo Dulce

  • Discover Costa Rica
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £2,299
  • Tranquil boat trip through Tortugeuro National Park
  • Guided nature walk in the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Relax on Manuel Antonio’s amazing beaches
  • Two night stay in a remote rainforest lodge
  • Hiking at La Fortuna and Savegre Valley
  • Admire the imposing Arenal Volcano

  • Costa Rica Coast to Coast
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £3,069
  • Tapirus Lodge
  • Puerto Viejo
  • Uvita
  • Osa Peninsula

  • Pacuare Lodge Extension
    3 days / 2 nights
    from £985

    WHERE TO GO IN SAN GERARDO DE DOTA & TURRIALBA

    San Gerardo de Dota
    San Gerardo de Dota
    San Gerardo de Dota is located near the Cerro de la Muerte, one of Costa Rica’s highest peaks. As you approach you will encounter gorgeous views of green rolling hills and fruit plantations outlining one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Nature enthusiasts will love the verdant forests found here, which provide the perfect environment for a plethora of bird and flora species. Innumerable species populate these marvellous ecosystems  but this region is most well known for being the primary habitat for the iridescently plumed, resplendent quetzal.
    Turrialba
    Turrialba
    The Turrialba Valley is a small, beautiful valley which offers an authentic and relaxed stopover during your trip. The rural village is surrounded by rivers, mountains and volcanoes and many activities can be arranged nearby, including excellent river kayaking. Most people will stay here before embarking on an adventure on the Pacuare River but the town is a charming destination for a night or two.
    Pacuare River
    Pacuare River
    Offering some of Costa Rica's most exhilarating rafting, the Pacuare River also hides some exceptional lodges on it beautiful banks. Raft through the steep river gorge past jungle-clad cliffs and cascading waterfalls to reach the fabulous Rio Tropicales Lodge or Pacuare Lodge. Both properties are located on the river bank with accommodation dotted throughout the trees. From the lodges guests can explore the rainforest, learn about local culture, swim in secluded waterfalls and dine by candle light under the stars overlooking the river. A stay here is truly magical!

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN SAN GERARDO DE DOTA & TURRIALBA

    Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge
    San Gerardo De Dota

    Pacuare Lodge
    Pacuare River

    Rio Tropicales Lodge
    Pacuare River

    THINGS TO DO IN SAN GERARDO DE DOTA & TURRIALBA

    Birdwatching in Curi-Cancha Reserve, Monteverde
    Approx 4 hours
    from £76
  • Costa Rica's stunning birdlife
  • Limited visitors to this quiet reserve

  • Pacuare River Rafting
    Approx 10 hours
    from £127

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