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Guides of Monteverde

Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our Hotel owner Carlos booked an early morning walking tour with Danilo Brenes when we were in Monteverde. We visited the reserve- Curicancha, and should say we were not disappointed. The best thing about Danilo is that he takes only small groups may be 6 to 8 max. We were only 4 that day and he could attend to each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Me and my family have recently done a guided tour with Daniel Brenes, who was recommended to us by our very lovely hotel manager Reina. We've never used tripadvisor before but in this case we wanted to let people know how great he is, as we have done other nature tours since and none of them have been anywhere near... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had Danilo Brenes as our guide in Curi Cancha wildlife refuge and we can absolutely recommend him. He is very knowledgeable about the various animals as well as plants and the ecological context of the forest and can explain all of this very well. We did not have specific requests for him to focus on as this was our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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