Inches from your bedroom window, the cloud forest canopy is riotous with early morning bird life. Fruit, fresh-baked pastry and hearty coffee (or tea) in hand, you sit on a veranda surrounded by hummingbirds and tanagers taking their breakfast with you.
Your birding guide leads you along a narrow forest trail beside the stream past a waterfall, then up into the cloud forest. The sounds and rewarding sight of new birds is constant. This is Canopy Lodge, a unique place for bird watchers in El Valle de Anton. The lodge has just 12 guestrooms so there is very little to distract you from communing with nature.