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Macaw Breeding and Release Tour

  • Daily 7:30 am (except Sunday's)
  • Adults $20
  • Children $10 (under 4 free)
  • Reservations required
  • *Ask about the availability of photography tours.
  • Out of Town
  • Pick-up
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These amazing and beautiful birds are almost gone from Costa Rica but with the help of this breeding and release program, the Scarlet Macaw is being reintroduced to the Nicoya peninsula and is making a come back in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

Tours of this wonderful project happen at 7:30 am (except Sunday's)

Ask about 7 am tours specifically for photographers.

You are asked to be on-site by 7:15 pm at the latest where you will be introduced to your volunteer guide who will show you the facility, give a talk about the Macaws, the breeding program, habitats, habits, and happily answer all your questions. Food samples, nest boxes, and information are on display. You will be introduced to breeding birds (when on display) and witness the feeding of the wild Macaws that have been released back into nature that come back for a visit. Make sure you have your camera ready.

The program started with 2 birds in 1992 in Costa Rica. Macaws have been released in the Punta Islita area since 2013. Scarlets Macaws were spotted in Carrillo in 2015 so keep your eyes open. With the planting of many hundred almond trees in the Samara area, we hope it will soon be common to see these magnificent birds overhead over the next few years.

So when you are in the Samara and Carrillo please make the time to visit and support these birds and their return.

Breeding, Release, Conversation & Education.

Reservation and prepayment are required.

Transportations options are available at an extra cost.


Fill out the form below for more information and to reserve or use the FREE CALL button.

  • Educational Tour
  • Daily at 7:30 am and 4 pm if you self drive.
  • Daily at 2:30 pm and 3 pm if you need transportation.
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