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Address: Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Excellent tour! Highly recommended!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Alvaro is very friendly and knowledgable of the area in many ways. He taught us alot of how the area grew back into a jungle from a farm area. We say Howler Monkeys and lots of birds. Alvaro also pointed out the different kinds of flora. He showed us how to drink water from plants and eadible bugs and leaves.... More 

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This a great place to get into the forest habitat without the drive to a national park. A tour hour guided hike will show you lots of animals and birds plus incredible views of Playa Samara. I send all my guests.

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