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Deep into the lush cloud forest cold mountains you can find a variety of things to do in San Gerardo de dota, where the disintegration of the giant trees nurtures a delicious variety of fungi; embrace and feel the life of ancient oaks and stay almost admiring the majestic quetzals absorbed and transported to the music of montaƱeras cute little birds ... Come, take heart, live your dreams!

Things to do in San Gerardo de dota
Things to do in San Gerardo de dota
Among the activities that can be performed in San Gerardo de Dota is birding in the Rio Savegre 508 species were recorded and much more tours
Date published: 05/16/2016
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Birdwatching tour in San Gerardo de Dota

Birdwatching tour in San Gerardo de Dota
Birdwatching tour in San Gerardo de Dota

This tour lasts 2 to 4 hours starting at 9:00 am or 3:00 pm in the valley to visit San Gerardo de dota, the tour consists of a walk through paths in different places in the valley to observe the maximum amount of possible bird, this beautiful valley is very attractive for ornithologists due to the large number of birds that live there are about 150 species, of which about 25% are endemic.

img1map-area1 img1map-area2 Ecological trails adventure and educational
Ecological trails adventure and educational
horseback riding tour
horseback riding tour
Tour of birds
Tour of birds
Tour of eco
Tour of eco
friendly fruit
friendly fruit

It is an adventure in the montains to find Quetzals of Central America, from southern Mexico to Costa Rica. The breeding season is generally from late March to April. Man chooses his partner and his entourage of high-flying in circles and then descends hard and perches in treetops. The female usually lays two eggs pale blue, with a size of approximately 35 x 30 mm. Both parents incubate the egg for 17 or 18 days and the young birds stay with parents for about a month, after which time the plumage is complete and ready to fly.

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List of things to do in San Gerardo de Dota

  • Ecological trails for recreational walks by the lush jungles of Costa Rican high Talamanca.
  • Recreational horseback riding for special places: mountain trails and rustic river and the road to San Gerardo.
  • Tour of eco-friendly fruit crop: apples, peaches, plums, avocados and others (depends on the season of the harvest).
  • Visit historic sites: The Monument (to the great pioneer wrestling), Stone (site that housed the pioneer) and walk part of the way "The route of the Pioneers", mountainous route history of the two brothers Chacon Urena, pioneers San Gerardo de Dota.
  • Camping areas with what you need: in the open and awning-for protection of the rain, sanitation and hot water in the shower.
    List of things to do in San Gerardo de Dota
    List of things to do in San Gerardo de Dota
  • Ranches with water, electricity and grill to cook your snacks.
  • At the lake you can have boats, rowed to revel in the "green sea" surrounding it.
  • In the different activities you can contract food service, made by expert hands and with typical local products dishes: trout, avocado, apple, peach, plum, chiverre, homemade bread, among others.

Guided Hike through National Park - Savegre Moutain Hotel

Enjoing a tour at San Gerardo de Dota Savegre

Average of prices for tours in San Gerardo de dota

Season
Child
Adult
Group more then 6
Pick $100 $140 $80 per person
High $75 $85 $70 per person
Low $60 $70 $50Per person

San Gerardo de Dota Location and Directions for activities

Map of Playa San Gerardo de Dota
Map of Playa San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo some of best Tourist attractions in San Jose Costa Rica

San Gerardo de Dota, a quiet place, surrounded by a lush landscape on the bank of the River Savegre, one of the least polluted in San Jose Costa Rica and Latin America.

It has great tourism potential, projects that are aimed at protecting the ecosystem and watersheds, and San Gerardo, for its diversity actually developed developed feature an ecological, healthy and very select for the lover of nature tourism model, therefore, the projects are mostly in the hands of the people, therefore, they have been given the conditions.

In San Gerardo de dota you will find a rich biodiversity, over 200 species of birds, virgin forests and providing abundant wildlife and plant wildlife, in fact, the main tourist boom began when some professors from Harvard University visited the area for mini-orchids and they were in love with the place, made its recommendation to other scholars and so, gradually began the tourism and hotel project in the area.

How to get to San Gerardo de dota

To get to San Gerardo you should go down a steep slope, but the road is pretty well kept, and the steepest parts are covered with asphalt, so even cars can get there.

Map of San Gerardo de dota
Map of San Gerardo de dota

Going down you will have before your eyes some of the unspoiled mountain views most beautiful in our country, stay open-mouthed when you can see on the bottom of the river the village that borders also wooden houses with fireplaces (and not luxury, as low temperatures St. Gerardo require the heating) and the beautiful gardens, in fact, the climate is very conducive for growing flowers that grow there as if they were mountain.

Hike the waterfalls in San Gerardo de Dota

Leaving San Gerardo de Dota downtown at left hand will come up with the Monument to the Pioneers (a rock with a shovel, an ax, a plaque, and lots of history) and continue until you reach a crossroads (on the right leads to the Hotel Suria , and the left leads the company "Truchas Royal"), take the road on the left. Just before the entrance of "Truchas Reales" there is a path on the left which should take (the idea is to surround that property).

Finding the first waterfall

The trail continues to the side of the river at all times until you reach a bridge from which a drop of water is, this is waterfall # 1. "Cave". After crossing the bridge, there are some steps that can reach under the stone that forms the cataract (a large rock) and see from near the waterfall. This is a perfect place to rest, take photos and marvel point.

first waterfall in Gerardo de Dota
first waterfall in Gerardo de Dota

Where is the second waterfall?

After crossing the second bridge, about 5 minutes, you can see the fall of the second cataract, nearly 30 meters high. The trail is a bit tired at the end, making access difficult. The waterfall # 2 has a drop of greater length than the first. Both waterfalls has a great flow, so it is considered dangerous to swim in them. In addition to the falls you can see small

second waterfall in Gerardo de Dota
second waterfall in Gerardo de Dota