A premier bird watching destination that's unknown to many travelers, San Gerado de Dota is nestled into a mountainous river valley. Cloud forests line ridges along both sides of the valley and attract hundreds of species of birds. You won't find much nightlife here, but for avid hikers and nature lovers, San Gerardo de Dota is a spectacular choice. More information about San Gerardo de Dota Costa Rica.
SJO: 83 km, 3 hours; LIR: 278 km, 7 hours; Arenal: 191 km, 6 hours