Looking for a weekend getaway where you can reconnect with nature, take some time off and really spend some quality time with your family? We’ve got the perfect place for you! San Gerardo de Dota is a small town just outside of San Jose. Located in the remote mountains, the town is mostly a rural area that is so worthwhile to visit if you are in need of some R&R time!
It won’t take you very long to get to your nature-filled getaway, as it only takes about 2-3 hours to get to San Gerardo de Dota from San Jose. You will have to drive down some pretty steep roads, so you should most definitely take a 4x4 vehicle. Although it might take some patience getting there, San Gerardo de Dota will show you a completely different scene of Costa Rica: the cloud forest.
Although there are plenty of things you can do, San Gerardo de Dota is known specifically for one very special activity: its incredible bird watching! Believe it or not, travelers come from all around the world to take advantage of such amazing bird watching opportunities! San Gerado is truly an incredible experience! – here you will be able to see up to 200 species of birds including tanagers, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and even the beautiful quetzal! Actually, what’s special about this place is that you are able to spot quetzals all throughout the year!
If you are a more adventurous type, there are also other activities such as hiking or fishing that you can take advantage of. Imagine take a nice, long hike with your family and having some great family fun while reconnecting with nature. After this, during the afternoon, you can head down to a river and do some enjoyable fishing! At San Gerardo de Dota you will find many places that will take the trout’s you fish, and prepare them so that you can actually cook them back at the hotel with a small campfire or BBQ.
Finish you family trip with a cozy campfire and some hot chocolate! So what are you waiting for? - San Gerardo de Dota is your perfect weekend getaway!
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