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Address: Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Eye-opening and fun way to experience Costa Rica's dry tropical forest

A hike with Alvaro (www.SamaraTrails.com) through the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve is a real treat. The property belongs to Alvaro's grandfather, so Alvaro grew up with this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A hike with Alvaro (www.SamaraTrails.com) through the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve is a real treat. The property belongs to Alvaro's grandfather, so Alvaro grew up with this place as his playground - and knows every square inch of it. He is incredibly attuned to every movement in the forest - noticing every bird call, every butterfly, every leaf movement. The... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you like to walk, and enjoy nature this is a must! Well worth the $. The tour guide speaks excellent English. He picked us up in his truck at our resort in Samara, gave us the tour, provided a snack, and took us back. On the tour we saw howler monkeys, a tarantula nest, an ant lion, the forest,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Alvaro is very knowledgeable on plants and animals and showishh genuine passion for the tour and his grandfathers reserve. We saw beautiful birds, insects and monkeys, and the lookout point had an excellent view of the beach and ocean.... My 7 year old loved the experience so much she collected seeds and flowers to show her class when she returns... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Trips to this reserve are possible only through Samara Trails, which is described elsewhere. Trips to this reserve are possible only through Samara Trails, which is described elsewhere. Trips to this reserve are possible only through Samara Trails, which is described elsewhere.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our family of 11, ages 1-60, had a wonderful hiking experience in the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve. Alvaro's enthusiasm, knowledge and personality made the hike enjoyable for everyone. His understanding of ecosystems and how uninformed human intrusions can adversely impact on them was very interesting. The hike peaks with a spectacular view of the coast accompanied by fresh fruit and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We enjoyed every minute of our hike through Werner Sauter Biological Reserve. Alvaro is an excellent guide, both highly knowledgeable and entertaining. He was patient and courteous with our questions and took the time to assist with capturing amazing photos of the wildlife. Don't miss this experience if you are a nature-lover!

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Alvaro is very passionate about what he does and it shows in the incredible hike he took us to. Thank you for being the caretaker of that little piece of heaven

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Alvaro is an informed and amicable guide. the trials are beautiful, the vista at the summit outstanding and the snacks refreshing. We saw lots of birds, monkeys and learned so much about the local flora and fauna. Highly recommended!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

went on this hike and it was breath taking .... The guide was great, he had a fun personality and was very knowledgable. Highly recommend this hike to anybody

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This hike is also called Samara Trail, which is where I posted my review. It's a terrific hike - not to be missed when visiting Samara.

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Address: Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

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