We had a wonderful birding and photography trip to Costa Rica in July 2021. This was our fifth trip to Costa Rica, but our first with Costa Rica Focus and they did a fantastic job of setting up accommodations, transportation, and field trips for us. They checked in with us several times during the trip and did a great job of resolving an issue at one of our lodges (not their fault!). We will definitely use Costa Rica Focus again on our next trip!
By Mark M for Mark & Teri McClelland - Bird Photography Journey Costa Rica on 18 Jul, 2021
This was our first trip out of the US in a long time, and it couldn't have been more perfect. I loved working with Joan at Costa Rica Focus who made all of the arrangements with efficiency and timely communication. The trip had great people. The food and accommodations were just what we were looking for. The guide, Rudy, and the driver, Ricardo, were the best guides you could ask for. They brought great energy, education and humor to the trip, and guided us to birds that were fabulous. I would recommend Costa Rica Focus to anyone, and hope to use them again soon.
By Scott E for Scott and Abbey Erickson - Quest for the Agami Heron 2021 on 18 Jun, 2021
We had an amazing time birding and exploring Costa Rica with Alex Castro! The itinerary and accommodations were great and Alex is simply amazing! He knows so many people and off-the-beaten-path birding locations. He also has an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge of Costa Rican flora and fauna as well as history, culture and cuisine. His sharing of that knowledge certainly made our experience that much more special. Our favorite birds were Resplendent Quetzal (Savegre), Sunbittern (Rancho/El Silencio) and Three-wattled Bellbird (Monteverde). Just such special birds and encounters with them, and all were key targets when we arrived in Costa Rica. Of course, there were so many other great birds like White-tipped Sicklebill, Black Hawk-Eagle, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, all the Toucans and Motmots and 35 species of hummingbird! Snowcap, Black-crested Coquette and Violet Saberwing had to be some of our favorites. Overall, we found 340 species on the tour and I managed 99 lifers. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the Costa Rica Focus family on planning and executing our Costa Rican adventure. We so appreciate the professional approach during the entire process, being very responsive and providing valuable details each step of the way. We hope to return to Central America and when we do we'll let you know. And, of course, we'll tell our friends who may be considering a trip to the area about the marvelous job you all did for us.
By Robert F for Bob & Ruth Friedrichs / Paula Whitney Costa Rica Grand Birding Tour on 28 Mar, 2021