The Cristal Ballena Hotel is listed as one of Costa Rica’s “Birding Hot Spots” and my 20 bird species photos help to demonstrate that in the gallery below this Brown Booby photo.
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For what it is worth, I photographed the same number of species here in 2019 (though some were different species), plus I also took the Rio Sierpe Mangrove Tour for an additional 18 species. See those photos in the Trip Gallery: 2019-September 13-21–Cristal Ballena, Uvita. This was a slower, more relaxed trip with the only tour being for whales and dolphins this year. Otherwise I stayed at the hotel the whole 6 days. For more info see also the hotel website.