Batsu Gardens

San Jose San Gerardo de Dota  >  Costa Rica

Batsu Gardens with an amazing view is Costa Rica's most impressive hummingbird garden for bird watchers or photographers.

Added* by Winfried Rusch
Most recent update 13 February 2023


The owner of Batsu Gardens has created a paradise here. From covered seating you can watch the birds and also take very good pictures. A stroll through the garden with many colorful flowers is worthwhile, where some birds are also flying around. To name just a few bird species that can be spotted: Lesser Violetear, Flame-colored Tanager, Acorn Woodpecker, Rufous-collared Sparrow, Scintillant Hummingbird, Violet Sabrewing, Northern Emerald-Toucanet and many more.



Batsu Gardens is a two hours drive south from San José. The gardens are located in San Gerardo de Dota, 9 km off the Panamerican Highway. The owner picks up guests from the hotel as the driveway is very steep. Driving yourself is not recommended.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Mountain , Valley , Agriculture


Mountainous , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Summer , Spring , Autumn


Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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