Tour The Golden Mountain
The Singing Mountain was born in the heart of Osa , Rancho Quemado, Drake in the Osa Peninsula- Corcovado, Costa Rica.
In its trails, walking, a wide variety of endemic and migratory bird species are observed according to the time or season of year. Like Yellow Warbler, Golden winged Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Fiery billed Aracari, Baird’s Trogon, Yellow crowned Tyrannulet and Black cheeked Ant Tanager which is endemic.
In The Singing Mountain we find variety of topography, waterfalls, pure air for nature lovers.
Our visitors will have a unique experience, because walking through the trails your senses will intensify to the quiet of the woods, to watch the birds and know more of them.
The Singing Mountain allows our visitors to be part of conservation and preservation of the forest and and the water. We are lovers of the enviroment and our mission is to a transmit to our visitors this relaxation, leaving the stress behind.
The Trekking Watching Birds Tours, of The Singing Mountain consist in a walk through the trails, with 3 hours longing starting very early in the morning, there, you will be served breakfast with coffee while we tell you the story of the place.
Then, our visitors will watch the birds in the different viewpoints, surrounded by the peace of the forest, later you will be given a delicious lunch to go back to the town or if you want to spend the night there, we also have a nice Cabin.
The tour offers accessible trails by walking or by horse round trip to the town.
60$ per person
50$ per group
*Includes breakfast and lunch for 1 day.
80$ per group
40$ per person
10$ per night per person
10$ per food per person
In The Trekking Watching Birds Tour, The Singing Mountain requires the visitor to be in good physical condition due to the steepness of the mountain and the longing of the walk. That’s why we don’t recommend eldery people with any mobility problem, people with any type of disability, nor younger than 16 years old to take the tour. Minors than 18 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult. People with chronic diseases with the ability to take the tour must carry their respective medications before, during or after the walk according to their needs. Each person must carry the water they require, and the right clothing for the tour.
The story begins with the Gatgens brothers originating from Barranca Puntarenas, Roger, Antonio, Alvaro, Alis, Don Carlos Luis, and other relatives, in the 60's they entered the mountains of Rancho Quemado with the motivation to get land, but Some time later, due to the difficult access (there were no roads) and having small children, the brothers decided to sell the land they had conquered, only Don Carlos Luis remained with 200 hectares of forest; for this reason they are recognized as part of the pioneer families in the possession of Rancho Quemado lands. Don Carlos Luis shared his dream of appreciating the forest with his daughter Dooren Gatgens who was then 15 years old, told him that there was a mountain waiting for him in Rancho Quemado, and those words were recorded in his memory, his father died, and she studied and she works in medicine and raises her family in Orotina, but the curiosity to know her father's inheritance brings her here more than 50 years later, in 2016, and that is when she knows the town of Rancho Quemado and its people, decides to stay weeks here to order the legal procedures of the land and take advantage of participating in an INA course with her husband Edwin Sosa, and this is how she learns of the rural tourism initiative promoted by the ADIRQ, and just in those days a German tourist She accompanies her husband to the farm in the mountain, then they see the opportunity to undertake this adventure tour service and later dream of establishing a lodging there in their "Montaña Dorada" that they named Aron thus giving alusion to the name of the lady and of the value and beauty that discovered here. Doo Dooren has other brothers who are part of the inheritance, along with her husband Edwin Sosa they already have their 7 adult children and it has been a challenge to start this project, while Dooren continues working in Orotina, travels whenever he can, don Edwin works in the Finca building a cabin and also collaborates with the community since he was named president of the ADIRQ. Its objective is to establish this business and leave it as a legacy to future generations so that they can meet, learn and value along with visitors, the riches of this forest they call the "Golden Mountain".
For more information please contact:
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Raquel Gatgens (English): (506) 84 94 48 85
Edwin Sosa (Spanish): (506) 84 48 23 53
Jessica Roldán (Spanish): (506) 86 67 25 35