I like to bird watch and so I acknowledge my bias. It probably isn't worth coming here without a guide if you want to see wildlife. Thanks to our guide Bernal we saw Qaetzals, Tucans, and hummingbirds. If you don't get a guide, try to spot where groups with guides are standing--that would be the best way to spot the best things to see. A friend told me she went without a guide and it was fun, but it was just a hike for her.
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