La Purruja lodge
This asmall family-run hotel owned by a Swiss/ Tica couple.
All rooms are very spacious with double or single beds, ceiling fans and tiled bathrooms. The large porch that runs in front of the rooms has tables and chairs for relaxing.
One testimonial tells abaut saw 282 species, 114 at la Purruja Lodge and surrounds with makes this area the best birdwatching area I found in all of Costa Rica. The placement of the Lodge with a western view over rainforest and a small valley of rural land gives the birdwatcher an excellent early morning view with the sun from behind. Many birds can be seen perched on the top branches of the tallest trees catching the first rays of the sun. The Lodge gardens and immediate surrounds contain many native and introduced fruiting and flowering trees and shrubs.
It is not difficult to see 20-30 species while sitting enjoying an early morning cup of the famous Costa Rican coffee, my kind of birdwatching!
Tel: 775 10 54(CountryCode 00506) or by E-Mail
How to get there:
By Bus: there are two direct buses from San Jose to Golfito. (07.00 am / 03.00 pm) Duration approx. 7 hours. (taxi from Busterminal to La Purruja Lodge (approx. $2.-)
By Plane: daily three fligths from San JosŤ to Golfito by Sansa. Take a taxi from the airport to the Purruja Lodge. (aprox. $ 2-3.-)
By Car: On the Interamericana turn right by Rio Claro, direction Golfito. After 15km you see the Sign of La Purruja Lodge