Just 25 minutes North of Surf Inn Hermosa lies the Tarcoles River area and the Carara National Park.  Both places offer an incredible setting for Bird photography.  Early birding is highly recommended!  The lush rainforest provides a nice backdrop to view  shorebirds, seabirds and mangrove inhabitants.  A river boat tour thru the mangroves is a treat to bird lovers and are home to many species of birds:  The Mangrove Cuckoo, Mangrove Hummingbird, & Mangrove Warbler are just a few. Spoonbills, Herons and Hawks are others not too miss.