Aratinga Tours specializes in organizing birding tours in Costa Rica and is run by Belgian biologist Pieter Westra, who has been birdwatching in Costa Rica since he was a little boy. Pieter started travelling to Costa Rica at the age of 14 and fell in love with it’s overwhelming natural beauty and with the birds of Costa Rica in particular.
In 2002 Pieter decided to move to Costa Rica, and in 2004 founded Aratinga Tours. Pieter loves to share his passion and knowledge about the country and its spectacular avifauna.
The website of Aratinga Tours is a very good source of information for all who are interested in birdwatching in Costa Rica. Besides that on our website you can find high quality pictures of birds of Costa Rica, information on Costa Rica birding lodges and download the Costa Rica bird list
We are glad to help in any way to get the maximum out of your Costa Rica birding tour. We offer a great selection of Costa Rica birding lodges, some of the best birding guides of the country and much more...View More
Simple...we are passionate about birdwatching in Costa Rica with many years of experience in the field. We love to share this passion and are glad to offer our assistance to anyone nature-and bird-enthusiastView More
At Aratinga Tours we are aware of the negative impact tourism can produce on the natural environment, the culture and he local socio-economic situation and do a great effort to minimalize these negative effects...View More
Aratinga Tours supports one of the most endangered birds of Costa Rica: the colourfull Great Green Macaw. This bird has suffered from habitat loss and pet trade but populations have been able to recover in the last couple of years...View More
Aratinga Tours is an official sponsor of the AOCR (Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica): a Costarican non-profit organization founded in 1993 in honor of the first ornithological congress in Costa Rica. AOCR associates are people living in Costa Rica with different backgrounds who all share one passion: the observation of the birds of Costa Rica in their natural surroundings.View More