Batsu

Batsu, San Gerardo de Dota: Hours, Address, Batsu Reviews: 5/5

Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
05:00 - 19:00
Monday
05:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 19:00
Thursday
05:00 - 19:00
Friday
05:00 - 19:00
Saturday
05:00 - 19:00
Sunday
05:00 - 19:00
About
In the Batsú Gardens every detail has been intentionally designed for birding and bird photography. We have created a natural space that combines all the necessary ingredients resulting in a site where you can comfortably observe and photograph birds while adding new species to your life list.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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LES C
Redlands, CA10 contributions
BATSU FOR BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
Apr 2021
Two feeding stations set up especially for photographers. It only cost $20 and you can stay as long as you like. There are chairs, coffee, restrooms and trails to explore. I had a great experience and will certainly return when i visit Costa Rica again.
Written 2 May 2021
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Margaret W
10 contributions
Wonderful, I loved it!
Mar 2021
I loved my sunny afternoon at the "Outdoor Birding Photostudio". Although I do not know much about birds, I'm a serious photographer and the owners have created an incredible opportunity to observe a wide variety of birds up close. With the viewing platforms,, comfortable chairs and the feeding stations directly in front of you, the bird song and action was mesmerizing. The owner (bird expert) and his father (plant expert) worked together to optimize the bird traffic. It's BEAUTIFUL and there are a few different types of trails. Also bathrooms which are ALWAYS a welcome sight. The owners will drive you up the hill to the garden from their lovely little restaurant where I had an excellent fresh local trout lunch after a magical afternoon. I thought $20 was a reasonable. price for a unique experience. If you don't like birds, flowers or photography, perhaps it wouldn't be for you.
Written 2 April 2021
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eladnava
Miami, FL20 contributions
Hidden gem for bird lovers and photographers
Apr 2021 • Solo
Truly a hidden gem. $20 entry, you will see some really exotic Costa Rican birds up close and personal feeding on fruits and hummingbirds buzzing about. Even if you're not a photographer you're still going to enjoy this a lot! 😍

The owners are very nice.
Written 1 April 2021
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sheila s
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico60 contributions
Fascinating!
Jan 2021 • Couples
If you love birdwatching. This is the place! The observation area is surrounded by flowers! The owner has done a lot of work to make this a beautiful place! We saw Orioles, Tanager, tons of hummingbirds. Woodpeckers and more! Close your eyes and listen. Must be 30 different bird sounds, all at once. Super peaceful!
Written 23 January 2021
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VanessaLeeNic
Jaco, Costa Rica422 contributions
Very pretty
Jan 2021 • Family
This place came highly recommended by our hotel staff.

I am giving it 4 stars because it’s lovely. However. I am not a serious birdwatcher. I was bored out of my mind after about 30-40 minutes.

My son and I just wanted something to do so we tried this place. Marino came and picked us up at the restaurant down the hill. He was WONDERFUL and so passionate about this place. He made it special, honestly.

It was super cool to see all of the hummingbirds and we also saw a unique toucan. It’s so well kept, lots of trails if you want to hike, bathrooms available, and really tranquil. Beautiful views.

I think $20 a person is steep for what it is, though. But that could be because I’m not a birdwatcher? I’m not sure.

Glad we visited but won’t be on our list next visit. Definitely recommended if you’re not bored with just sitting, watching, waiting, and photographing birds.
Written 16 January 2021
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You are just right. This place is to seat and see bird for hours... It has been a terrible year and the last thing I want is get a bad reputación cause of people who do not understand the concept. Even been in need of business I preffer refund your money if you are not hapy. Theres a lot of effort and hope placed here. REMEMBER THIS IS A PLACE FOR BIRDLOVERS
Written 17 January 2021
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904agnesc
Zoutleeuw, Belgium149 contributions
Nice views, lovely flower garden.
Dec 2020 • Solo
I went for their feeders, uphill from the restaurant. The flower gardens are nice and lots of birds come to the feeders. The setting would have been a lot nicer if they would use natural branches instead of the ugly metal holders.
Written 12 January 2021
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Jorge V
San Jose, Costa Rica379 contributions
Perfect for watching and photographing birds
Nov 2020
I didn't know what to expect from this place, but it was highly recommended, and for good reason. We ended up spending hours just sitting and looking at all these different kinds of impressive birds feeding on the fruit laid out for them. You really just sit in a deck and let the birds come near you. It's very recommended if you're into birding or have a really good camera or binoculars. You probably won't get much out of a phone camera, but the experience is still very much worth it.

The road to get there is well paved, but it's really narrow and there's a significant incline, so you need to be patient and very careful to drive there. Make sure you call ahead to make a reservation.
Written 26 November 2020
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Thanks so very much for your good commnet
Written 29 November 2020
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Petr Bambousek
Pribram, Czech Republic24 contributions
Great setup for bird photography!
Jan 2020
Are you enough of Quetzal and looking for another mountain birds to photograph? Head to the Batsú! Amazing setup for mountain birds photography from hummingbirds to tanagers. Best way is to book in advance as it is usually booked from photography groups. I visited the place two times during my trips to Costa Rica and always worth a visit. The owner is great person and can prepare tasty snack for your stay (pizza, cakes, etc). Once in area I will return again ... and again :-)
Written 17 September 2020
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Thanks Pert. Hope seeing you soon
Written 29 November 2020
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Victor B
8 contributions
Absoluyely Awesome
Sep 2020
Excelent Personal attention... Marvelous variety of Birds The only place in Costa Rica build specially for Birds watch and photogrphy Friendly atmosfere ans one of the must beautiful place and Great weather Thanks to all the personal for the good attention
Written 16 September 2020
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Thanks so very much for your review. Feel glad to know you like it
Written 16 September 2020
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Tyler W
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica54 contributions
Great Bird Photography Spot
Aug 2020
Visiting during the pandemic, we had the entire place to ourselves. The owner was very honest (about the lack of birds in August) and friendly. The gardens are pleasant to walk through, and it is a nice place for taking photographs.
Written 2 September 2020
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Thanks so very much for your review. It is a fact some times the birds are not very active but the are always good oportunities for good shots
Written 29 November 2020
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