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Guides of Monteverde

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We toured Curi-Cancha with Cristian and have no regrets! He was so knowledgable. From our first interactions, you could tell that he loved his job. He spotted animals that we would have never been able to see on our own. In addition, he was not rushed at all. He took his time to explain to us the forest, animal characteristics... More

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Los Angeles, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My hostel set us up with Adrian Mendez, who has over 20 years of experience in Monteverde. He was able to identify birds by their calls, and paying attention to this really made the forest come alive in a different dimension for our group. Adrian was also adept at spotting birds amid the heavy vegetation, which is no small feat!... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went on a guided cloud forest tour with Danilo Brenes and it was really amazing. His enthusiasm and love of the area was absolutely contagious. We were a group of 4 adults and 3 children and between us, we couldn't come up with a question that he didn't have the answer to. I would recommend going on any adventure... More

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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our walk through the Curie Cancha Reserve was so beautiful, thanks to our Guide Danilo. we saw a quezal, 2 Tucans, a Sloth, Humming Birds and Even a Tarantula! He Could Spot Birds from far away and let us see them through his scope... We could Not have Seen that many animals on our own... Danilo is very experienced, friendly,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was in Costa Rica in January with my friend and also used Roy Porras as a guide. We had a terrible experience with him as well. He cancelled our tours on the morning of, and at the end demanded an additional cost to cover the entrance fees. His costs amounted to $70 for a 2 hour night walk +... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had booked a 6 day tour in Monteverde area for Feb 2014. Having read all the positive reviews about Roy Porras we decided to use him, even though his prices are quite higher than other guides for private guiding. The tour had been arrangned in May 2013, confirmed in November 2013 and reconfirmed on our 1st day in Monteverde.... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were fortunate to have Rafael Elizondo as our naturalist guide around the Curi-Cancha reserve. He was knowledgeable about every detail of the fauna and flora and as well as having a great time we came back much better informed. His enthusiasm for guiding was just a delight to behold. Can I say more. If ou are fortunate enough to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went on the tour with Juan Carlos and seriously he was the BEST guide you could ever get he made our entire trip to Monteverde worth while. I would suggest him to anyone who wants a superb guide. My wife and I believe he is the cherry on the cake as far as guides go he loves his job he's... More

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winter in FL
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our family group of five, we two seniors, our son, and grandsons, 11 and 15, have a variety of needs and interests and all were met and exceeded by our wonderful naturalist guide Marcos of Pasion Costa Rica (pasioncostarica.com). He was informative, responsive to our questions, and seemed as excited as we were by the several quetzal sightings (including one... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

You need a knowledgeable guide to get the most out a visit to the MonteVerde Cloud Forest Reserve and Adrian Mendez fit this requirement exactly! Before we started he explained the differences between rain forests and cloud forests, including low, middle and high altitude forests. He was most informative about the various plants, flowers and trees. He was very patient... More

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