Right in the middle between San José and San Isidro de El General
On the Talamanca Mountain Range, following the Pan-American Highway South from San José on 70 Km marker, turn right you'll be able to see the sign. It's only 700 meters from the highway. Due to its location, Mirador de Quetzales is very easy to reach by car or by bus, call if you need more information in order to get here.
It's at the Mirador de Quetzales, where you can admire the Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno), the bird the Aztecs adored, at its best! The Quetzal is considered one of the most beautiful birds in the tropics. Enjoy the warmth of the lodge, surrounded by Tropical Cloud Forest and clear water creeks.
The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) has a size of 14" (36 cm), plus up to 25" (64 cm) for male's streamers; 210 g. Male are unmistakable even without streamers because of the literally compressed, helmet like crest that extends forwards to cover the base of the bill; the female and the young are crestless but with distinctively barred tail, and a grey breast. Adult males are mostly glittering green; with an elongated wing, slender, and flexible streamers. Adult females are much duller; the wing and tail-coverts are only slightly elongated, and the head is a dull bronze-green.