The highlands of San Gerardo de Dota lie in one of the most beautiful regions of Costa Rica, on the rim of the Central Valley in the San Jose Province, located just 85 km southwest of the capital city San Jose. An amazingly stunning habitat for a plethora of bird and flora species, this region is most well known for being the primary habitat for the Resplendent Quetzal, Costa Rica’s most famous bird, and many of the most beautiful hummingbirds of the country. The Quetzal Quest: The Mayan’s sacred bird, the Resplendent Quetzal, is one of the most enigmatic birds of the highlands of Costa Rica. There is no better place than these lush cloud forests to observe them. Enjoy searching for this amazing bird while your spirit gets to purify itself breathing in the freshest air in the country. Hummingbirds, Tanagers and Highland Birds: Bird watching is one of the best experiences at this “Bird Sanctuary”. An early bird watching walk is sure to produce a lengthy list of colorful birds to your wildlife sightings. The Trail of the Waterfalls: After a breathtaking hike through the cloud forest you will finally recharge your body with positive energy from these beautiful waterfalls! The experience of crisp, highland air and positive ions will renew your soul. Oaks and Cloud Forest: The Lodges here offer a variety of trails at 8000 feet above sea level. Live the experience of the Costa Rican Oak Forest with a unique chance to roam through the Resplendent Quetzal’s reproductive area.