Mirador de Quetzales Cabins - Mountain View in Cerro de la Muerte / Los Santos Valley,  Cerro de la Muerte/Los Santos Valley, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-











      

Mirador de Quetzales Cabins - Mountain View in Cerro de la Muerte / Los Santos Valley, Cerro de la Muerte/Los Santos Valley, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-

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Mirador de Quetzales Cabins
Mirador de Quetzales Cabins

Mirador de Quetzales Cabins

Come and enjoy with us the warmth of our lodge, sorrounded by Cloud Tropical Forest and clear water creeks flowing down the mountains.




General Information about Mirador de Quetzales Cabins

The Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is the bird the Aztecs adored, and it is considered one of the most beautiful birds in the tropics. It is down here, in Mirador de Quetzales, where you can admire the Quetzal at its best! Come and enjoy with us the warmth of our lodge, sorrounded by Cloud Tropical Forest and clear water creeks flowing down the mountains.

 

We offer 8 cabins and 4 rooms in the main lodge, as well as a rustic mountain restaurant where we prepare for you delicious Costa Rican dishes.

 

Due to its location, Mirador de Quetzales is very easy to reach by car or by bus, and we are always happy to provide you with all the information you need in order to get here, as well as bus schedules or car rental.

 

RESPLENDENT QUETZAL ((Pharomachrus mocinno)

Description: 14" (36 cm), plus up to 25" (64 cm) for male´s streamers; 210 g. Male unmistakable even without streamers because of literally compressed, helmetlike crest that extends forwars to cover base of bill; female and young crestless but with distinctively barred tail, gray breast.

 

Adult male: mostly glittering green; elongated wing-coverts extend to sides of breast.; 4 central upper tail-covertselongated into slender, flexible streamers; remiges and central rectrices black; lateral rectrices white; lower breast maroon; shading to bright crimson on belly. Bill yellow; feet olive-gray.

 

Adult female: much duller; wing and tail-coverts only slightly elongated; head dull bronze-green; breast gray; belly paler crimson; lateral rectrices coarsely barred with black and white; upper mandible black.

 

Dead Oak Tree

 

Inmatures: like adult female but above more bronzy; tail more coarsely barred.

 

Young: above dark sooty-brown; scapulars, wing-coverts, and tertials with extensive buffy bases and edges; below buff, fading to white on belly, indistinctly barred or smudged with dusky.

 

Habits: Prefers damp, epiphyte-laden mountain forests, frequenting canopy and edges, usually solitary or in pairs, though several may gather at a fruiting tree; may travel in small loose flocks following breeding; sallies to pluck fruits or snatch insects, small frogs and lizards or snails, favorite fruits include various Lauraceae, also Symplocos.

 

Voice: Most often heard is a sharp, cackling perwicka, upon taking flight or in agitation; male´s song of deep, smooth, slurret notes in simple patterns: keow kowee keow k´loo keow k´loo keeloo ..., often strikingly melodious; also whining notes, chiefly in nesting season; in steeply rising display flight, male calls very good, very good.

 

Nest: A deep, woodpeckerlike, unlined cavity with a single entrance, 14 - 90 ft (4.3 - 27 m) up in decaying trunk in forest or nearby clearing. Eggs 2, pale blue. March - June (often 2 broods).

 

Status: Fairly common resident of forested or partly forested mountains from Cordillera de Tilarán S to Panamá; upward from 4,000 ft (1,200 m) in Cordillera de Tilarán, and from 5,000 ft (1,500 m) to over 10,000 ft (3,000 m) in Cordilleras Central and of Talamanca; following breeding makes limited altitudinal movements; persists in largely deforested areas if remnant woods contain good feeding and nesting trees.

 

Range: Southern Mexico to Western Panamá. Note: Pronounced Ket-saal'

 

How to get there to Mirador de Quetzales Cabins

On the Talamanca Mountain Range, following the Pan-American Highway South from San José on 70 Km marker, turn right you'll be able to see the sign. It's only 700 meters from the highway. Due to its location, Mirador de Quetzales is very easy to reach by car or by bus.

 

 

Rates at Mirador de Quetzales Cabins

  

 

 

From Nov. 1st 2012 to Nov. 1st 2013

 

ROOM

RATE

Includes

 

Standard

$56.25

Dinner, Breakfast and Quetzal's Tour*

 

Children from 10-12 pay 50% = $28.15

Children from 0-10 - free.

   

 

* Tour is optional. If you decide not to do it, price will be the same.

 Selva Mar Tour Operator
Tel:+(506)2771-4582 - Fax:+(506)2771-8841
Email: reservaciones@selvamar.com


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  » Facilities Includes
√ Restaurant
√ Parking
√ Mountain View
√ Souvenir Shop
√ Nature Trails

Optional Activities in the Cerro de la Muerte/Los Santos Valley

 

-Birdwatching
-Trekking
-Hiking
-Coffee Tour
-Tapir Trek
-Quetzal`s Tours
-Canopy
-Tarzan`s Flight
-ATV`s Tour
-Trout Fishing

 

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