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Birding and Wildlife Viewing

The Camaquiri Conservation Intiative (CCI), named after a local Indigenous Chief from the 1500’s, is a new field station located in the Caribbean Lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica. The preserve encompasses 500 acres of older secondary lowland swamp forest with many scattered primary trees remaining throughout a forest containing streams, lagoons and swamps bordering the Rio El Zota. 



  • basic, comfortable cabins with bathroom

  • dining hall

  • laboratory & library

  • well-maintained & extensive trail system

  • excellent Costa Rican food prepared by local cooks


Why Camaquiri?

  • off the beaten tourist path, nestled in northeastern Costa Rican countryside

  • adjacent to Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge

  • authentic Costa Rican experience

  • all needs and food sourced locally

  • local community outreach and support is a priority

  • logistics/support provided by Tayra Tours at 

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