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Address: Mountain directly behind Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50688359040
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Description: Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter...
Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete - private hikes are completed at 7am or 3:30 pm and are led by the grandson of Werner Sauter, founder of the Wildlife Refuge.
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One of the best tours in Costa Rica!

Taking this tour was a great way to spend the morning before heading to the beach! Alvaro is very engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about his work. The reserve was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Taking this tour was a great way to spend the morning before heading to the beach! Alvaro is very engaging, knowledgeable and passionate about his work. The reserve was beautiful. I love learning about plants, so getting to hear so much about the native trees and animals of the area was really fun for me. We saw motmots, lots of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I will always recommend this tour for those who plan to visit Samara. It is the real trip to learn about rain forest,local culture of Costa Rica and to learn about yourself too. The highlight must be the superb view from the mountain.

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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A nice hike with a great view on the top. very interesting and educational. With the nicest guide you can find... A must do....

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our tour guide Albero really is passionate about his family's preserve. We learned so much about the area, preserving the rain forest and more. The view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking. We even tried the termites - tastes like woody carrots. Really! This is worth the time and effort to learn about conservation as well as get... More 

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New Carlisle, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Can't add anymore than has already been written. My 3 teens thought it was "good" & loved seeing the howler monkeys. My husband & I were very impressed w/ Alvaro's knowledge of Costa Rican nature & history. Great tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Alvaro is a terrific guide, knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna and a lot of fun to be with. His tours are the perfect way to see the "old Costa Rica" jungle . He is prompt with his pickup for your tour, provides a great snack along the way and gives you the best view of the Samara bay... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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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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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This hike with Alvaro was a treat indeed! He picked up our group of 5 at our hotel, then took us to his grandfather's beautiful reserve in the Samara forest. There, he introduced us to all the plants, trees, animals, birds and insects as we ventured on trails that he has been maintaining. The view at the top is spectacular...you'll... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had such a great time on this tour! Saw Howler Monkeys and amazing birds. Learned so much about the area! Not to be missed!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Alvaro took us along with a few others on a nature hike in the jungle area near the Sámara beach area. Alvaro is not your typical guide as he is not only invested in the land through family (his grandfather owns the land and he is a great character to meet if you get the chance) but also seems to... More 

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Address: Mountain directly behind Playa Samara, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 50688359040
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara

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