Visitor Tours

"WOW - this was the best $20 I've spent in a long time! What an experience - stunningly beautiful birds in a gorgeous environment with enthusiastic conservationists telling their story."
- July 2019 Visitor

The Punta Islita Wild Macaw Reserve is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the natural wonders of the area and see truly remarkable charismatic birds. Take a tour through a dry tropical jungle on the Pacific slopes of Costa Rica’s gorgeous Nicoya Peninsula, just minutes from the beautiful Playa Islita.

The Macaw Recovery Network’s mission is to recover endangered neotropical parrot populations by leading a network that develops and implements best practices in conservation. By visiting us, you’ll gain firsthand experience of this restoration work and 100% of your donations are used to support this mission.

Afternoon Tour
4 PM - 1 hour - $20 pp (under 16's $10)
Visitors are welcomed with a short slideshow about Macaw Recovery Network’s conservation efforts. A tour guide will take you to watch our released wild flock of Scarlet Macaws as they fly in from the surrounding area for their morning or afternoon snack. Your contribution will further support our conservation efforts.
Photography Morning
7 AM - 1 & half hours - $50 pp
Spend the morning observing and photographing our stunning released Scarlet Macaws flying free at our Wild Macaw Reserve. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph Macaws demonstrating natural behaviours in the wild whilst enjoying a Costa Rican cup of coffee. Your contribution will further support our conservation efforts.
Morning Tour
7.30 AM - 1 hour - $20 pp (under 16's $10)
Visitors are welcomed with a short slideshow about Macaw Recovery Network’s conservation efforts. A tour guide will take you to watch our released wild flock of Scarlet Macaws as they fly in from the surrounding area for their morning or afternoon snack. Your contribution will further support our conservation efforts.

For further questions please contact us

Tel: +506 8505 3336
Email: Islita@macawrecoverynetwork.org

Please note: Only the Scarlet Macaw Reserve is open to the public, guests will not be allowed to see the breeding center.

Booking instructions

Book A Tour
  • Please use our secure self-service online tour booking tool below to arrange a tour with The Macaw Recovery Network.

  • If you are a returning customer or have an existing booking you’d like to modify or cancel, please login using the 'Log in' button.

  • Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

  • 24 hours advance notice is required for a refund

  • Show your confirmation to your guide upon arrival at Wild Scarlet Macaw Reserve