Alexander Skutch Bird Shelter
Los Cusingos


Quizarrá, Pérez Zeledón,
San José, Costa Rica

cusingos@cct.or.cr
+506 7106 8375

Contacto

    Frequently asked questions

    How can I get to the Bird Refuge by bus?

    Once you arrive to San Isidro de Perez Zeledon (the center of town), you can take the buses at the GAFESO terminal that go from San Isidro – Quizarrá. The bus in normal schedule has 6 outbound and 6 return services (these services may vary according to the demand of the company so we recommend confirming schedules with GAFESO (+506 2771 1523). This bus will leave you in front of the entrance of our refuge and also passes in front of the refuge for your return to San Isidro.

    Do you have parking? How many spaces, do you have any security?

    We have ample parking. Cars are guarded by our reception staff as long as they are inside the refuge.

    What type of clothing should I bring to my visit?

    The ideal is to come with comfortable clothes for walking, suitable for the heat and adaptable for rain (waterproof) especially in the evenings and in the rainy months (May to November). Sunscreen and a hat or cap are also recommended. Comfortable shoes such as tennis shoes. If you visit the The Naturalist trail and gardens, any comfortable shoes will do. If you want to go to the petroglyphs and visit The Birds trail, you are more likely to encounter muddy sections, so you may need a type of footwear such as boots or hiking shoes.

    What kind of clothes should I bring on my visit?

    The ideal is to come with comfortable clothes for walking, suitable for the heat and adaptable for the rain (waterproof) especially in the afternoons and in the rainy months (May to November). It is also recommended to use sunscreen and a hat or cap. Comfortable tennis shoes. If you visit the nature trail and gardens, any comfortable shoes will do. If you want to go to the petroglyph and visit the bird trail, there is a greater chance that you will find sections with a lot of mud, so you might need a type of footwear more like a boot or trekking shoe.

    Do the tours include the entrance to the refuge?

    Indeed, with the payment of your tour the entrance to our refuge is covered.

    Is there food service at the shelter?

    Currently we do not have food service within the refuge, however, along the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor (neighboring communities to our refuge) there are many lodging and food services. In addition, if you are visiting us with a large group, you may contact our reception to arrange a special food service at our refuge, provided by some of the neighboring restaurants.

    Is there a lodging service at the refuge?

    Currently we do not have lodging services within the refuge, however along the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor (neighboring communities to our refuge) there are many lodging and food services.

    Is the Bird Refuge accessible to people with reduced mobility?

    This depends on the type of reduced mobility and the activities you want to develop. The reception, gardens and the Alexander Skutch Museum are wheelchair accesible, you can even do a short section of the Naturalist trail (subject to the physical performance of the person and the quality or strength of the chair you use).

    Can you visit the Bird Refuge with children?

    People of all ages are welcome at our refuge. We also have a special children’s rate and some environmental education activities for children (seasonal). Ask about these services at our reception or contact us on this website or on our social networks.

    By what means can I buy my tickets?

    You can contact us via phone or mail and make your purchase by electronic transfer or simply arrive at the refuge and pay in cash or by card at the reception.

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