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“Beautiful place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Curi Cancha Reserve

Curi Cancha Reserve
300 Metros Este de la Fabrica de Quesos Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6915
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Monteverde
Type: Outdoors
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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.
Epe, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We visited Curi Cancha with the most wonderful guide you can wish for, Javier from Cabins el Sol. Besides his extended knowledge we were extremely lucky the day we visited this beautiful place. First of all we spotted a side striped palm pitviper, which is not often seen. After that we saw 3 male bellbirds, which is rare or even never seen before. Also we spotted a colourful quetzal (it should not be here this time of year?!), many blue morphos, a lovely squirrel and many insects. The parc is not only stuffed with animals but it’s also a very nice place to just walk and enjoy.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Went here with Andreas with Forest Alive tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We booked with Forest Alive to do an all day tour. He started in Curi Cancha in the morning and spent 5 hours taking us around the reserve and showing us the different eco systems, plants galore and mostly birds.
According to Andy you can't go to this reserve without a guide and only a small number of guides are allowed to tour in the reserve. Because of this we didn't see anyone else in the 5 hours that we were there - which was quite nice. I would definitely recommend Forest Alive and Andy - he LOVES what he does and it shows.

Visited October 2012
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San Bernardino
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Deceptive prices”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I went on a tour with a friend with Melvin in June 2012. We were told one price on the phone, paid that price at the entrance, and when the tour was over Melvin asked for another $20/each! He and another employee were at the desk upon our arrival and we confirmed the price and NEITHER one of them mentioned anything about an additional charge until we were done with the tour and about to leave. I was also not impressed with the wildlife, half of the things we spotted I found before Melvin noticed. Would not recommend.

Visited June 2012
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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“Magical Cloud Forest - Amazing Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My first posting on Trip Advisor. Went with my wife and three boys (11,9 and 5) to get out into the incredible nature of Costa Rica. Our guide Chris Chavez, was amazingly knowledgeable - he immersed us in the flora and fauna of this incredible Cloud Forest: Quetzals, Bellbirds, Palm Pit Viper, hundreds of hummingbirds. Just amazing,and one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in the country. Mauricio, the caretaker of the park - reflects the great love for nature that characterizes this place and those who go there.... there is a butterfly species named for Mauricio - how cool is that? Don't miss it.
Pura Vida
Steve, Great Barrington MA

Visited July 2012
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Sommerhausen, Germany
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“Average at best”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Mino our guide hasn\t spot an animal by his own. Only our sraff of tyhe hostel did.
We were told the wrong price and the wild life wasn\t amazing either

Visited September 2012
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