The mythical Resplendent Quetzal can be seen daily on our local Aguacatillo trees from October to January.
The main food of the Quetzals is the fruit called "aguacatillo", this one is compared to the common avocado, but significantly smaller.The Quetzal also feeds of nine types of fruits, the blackberry among them.The Quetzal feeds very similar to the Hummingbird where it flights and takes the fruit from the branch and then returns to its perch.
Our local Aguacatillo trees
Our local Aguacatillo trees are famous in the San Gerardo de Dota Valley because it is normal to see Resplendent Quetzals daily feeding from them. You can even sometimes watch them while enjoying your lunch from our restaurant
Photo OpportunitiesOur feeders and Aguacatillo trees provide amazing photo opportunities to catch this beautiful birds in the wild.
Complete Bird Checklist
We provide a complete bird checklist of the San Gerardo de Dota area for you to download and print prior of your visit
You can download the checklist of the San Gerardo de Dota area from Here