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Curi Cancha Reserve

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Address: 300 Metros Este de la Fabrica de Quesos Monteverde, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 6915
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Description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an...
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.
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Best nature tour in Costa Rica

We traveled to Costa Rica in hopes of seeing some amazing birds. Curi Cancha Reserve is one of the closer and less expensive nature reserves from Santa Elena. Our guide, Melvin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Porter, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We traveled to Costa Rica in hopes of seeing some amazing birds. Curi Cancha Reserve is one of the closer and less expensive nature reserves from Santa Elena. Our guide, Melvin, was awesome!!! Melvin has over 20 years experience with guiding, and his excitement when seeing various birds and animals is very contagious. Melvin asked what we would like to... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We hired a guide to hike through Curi Cancha Reserve on the recommendation of the owner of the home we rented. We were not disappointed. Chris (our guide) was truly amazing. We were the only people on our tour, so it was like a private tour, and he was so knowledgeable and spent well over the time he had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We booked a private guide, Henry, to take us for a hike in the lower cloud forest at Curi-Cancha Reserve. We managed sightings of Agouti, Coati, toucans but really far off, heard the national bird of Costa Rica, the Quetzal, the blue Morphos butterfly that we almost got pics of if we hadn't met a group of birders at that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We booked a birding tour at Curi Cancha Reserve with Danilo Brenes. (dannyguia@hotmail.com) We couldn't be any happier with our choice. Danilo obviously enjoys sharing his love for the natural world and is very knowledgeable about the birds and other plants and animals of Monteverde. My 7 year old grandson went on the tour and he really wanted to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'll be the first to admit that this tour was not what I was expecting when I originally signed up for it. I booked this tour through Hotel Belmar and they have an independent guide (Sergio) take us through the Curicancha Reserve. Initially, I thought we would just be taking a nature hike and we would just see wildlife on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our naturalist guide, Christian was very good. Smart, cheerful, helpful with taking pictures, a native to the area with local perspective of it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great trails. Not many other visitors (May 2015). Beautiful views. We did not see many animals, but we were there in mid day, so not surprising. Awesome forest life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had a blast! Even with some unpredictable rains. What an adventure. John Carlo has such a passion for the flora, fawna, and aviary. Lupe and Mauricio treated us like family. They are warm and considerate people. The facility is clean, well cared for and inviting with free Wi-Fi!! We saw the wonders of Costa Rica with too many sightings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went on a night tour of the reserve and it was really nice. It ended up being a private tour, which was great. The weather was a little windy, so we didn't see any frogs, but we saw bats, spiders, owls, sleeping birds, agouti and several others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Christian was our guide and did an excellent job. We saw male and female quetzals. He was very helpful taking pictures with your iPhone or camera through his spotting scope. We have both pictures and a short video. Super nice job and knowledgeable.

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