Located just 2 mile (3 kilometers) south of my house is the ARAManzanillo.
Which would be 4.5 kilometers south of the Jaguar Rescue Center (JRC) (see places to visit for more detailed information).
The ARAProject main website will give you information about the projects in Costa Rica. You can also visit the Macaw Recovery Network for videos and additional information.
As you travel south on hwy 256 passed the JRC about 4.5 kilometers you will see the ARAProject sign on the right side of the road.
Now let me warn you right up front. If you have a car drive it! Macaws breed in the “Mountain Almond” tree. As it’s name implies they are in the mountains. It is going to be a long walk up three hills or a crazy drive up three hills. One good thing about the road is the fact each hill is paved, partially. The part of the road where your tires go is paved. You can take a taxi from Puerto Viejo.
The Project had great signs located in the area where the tour begins. There are two sets of signs describing their work with the macaws. As you reach the area where your tour will start, there will be signs on your left and your right.
I will start showing the signs on the left and work through to the last sign on the right. If you love to know the details of the project, read away.
If you are only interested in the pictures of the macaws scroll down.
For anyone that would like to watch a one minute video of the macaws feeding, click here.
Until the next post.