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Resplendent: Quetzal Season in Costa Rica

Trek through misty jungles and around active volcanoes in search of a brilliant, feathered Aztec god.

Bird-Watcher’s Paradise: Boquete

Everyone in Boquete knows that Pipeline Trail is the best place to spot resplendent quetzals–those glorious, almost mythical trogons with bright-red breasts and long feather-boa tails. We couldn’t see them, but their loud, clear voices told me that they were nearby. I imagined the fantastical creatures perched high in the trees around us, delighting in their innate ability to hide.