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Curi Cancha Reserve

300 Metros Este de la Fabrica de Quesos Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6915
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that preserves local forests... more » Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that preserves local forests and biodiversity, benefits people of the area, and provides the highest quality experience for the visitor. Walk along beautiful natural trails with an experienced guide and see different species of birds and mammals. Learn about the amazing diversity of the cloud forest. « less
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Land O Lakes, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

On our last trip to Costa Rica, we visited the Monteverdi Cloud Forest. This time, we decided to visit the Curi Cancha Reserve, and we were not disappointed. Like so many others, Rafael was our guide and he found lots of different birds to see. He also knew so much about them and knew so many different bird calls. He... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Anywherecostarica.com helped with rides to places and answered many questions. You can do much of this thru hotels or wherever you are staying. Taxis are readily available as well. We had Raphael as our guide here and he was very good with bird calls etc. The guides all work together so communicate well and you have a good chance of... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Don't hesitate to go to this reserve, even if you've been to others. They are very different. We went in the am, with an excellent private guide. It was very peaceful and beautiful, with blue skies, partial clouds and very interesting scenery. The guides work together to ensure that if one finds something, others know about it. Thus, we saw... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to this place after being disappointed in our last night hike. This one was a lot more fun we saw lots of birds sleeping. A few tarantulas that were very big. Lots of aguites. Also saw a snake sleeping on a tree branch. Our guide rafiel was very knowing and seemed like a nice person. He was obviously... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I echo the reviews of the previous visitors. We visited Curi Cancha on March 24th, driving from Potrero - an adventure in and of itself. Our guide, Rafael Elizondo was knowledgeable and patient, answering the myriad of questions we posed and waiting while our littlest traveler needed attention. I'm beginning to think the Quetzal that we observed is a long... More

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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Our wonderful guide, Raphael, told us a story about moving quickly when he calls, if you want to see what is around. We learned when he told us to move, to do so. As a result we saw so much in the first half hour, he kiddingly said, OK tour is over. I was overwhelmed by his knowledge of the... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were there in the afternoon, around 4pm-ish. The guides had gone home but the ticket seller phoned one, and he told her where he had last seen Quetzals. She circled it on the map, we went there and by some miracle found one!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were put in a small group of only 5 people and shown a huge variety of animals, plants and insects. Our guide showed us spider monkeys (a rare find), a quetzal, a local deer, a tucannette and more species that I cannot remember the names of! We had gone to Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve the day before and had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We hired Danilo Brenes to be our guide in this area and he did an amazing job! It's a gorgeous area to hike in and we were able to see quetzals, monkeys and a variety of other birds. Don't miss the opportunity to hike in this beautiful area and, most of all, don't hesitate to hire Danilo Brenes. It will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We spent a morning with Rafi and a small group touring the reserve. It is a very beautiful and peaceful place - never felt overcrowded. Busiest it got was when we spotted a male and female quetzal as the guides let each other know when there's something good nearby, so we probably had two or three groups together admiring the... More

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