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Parque Nacional Curu

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Tambor, Paquera, Costa Rica
+506 2641 0100
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Amazing view of the jungle

Juan Carlos was our tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the plant and animal life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane P
A very good place for a day of animal watching

These is the deal with Costarican national parks and reserves: they are not designed for wild life... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
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Tambor, Paquera, Costa Rica
+506 2641 0100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Juan Carlos was our tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the plant and animal life. We took a 2 hour tour through the preserve and then hiked up the mountain to the scenic overlook. It was great to be deep in the jungle....More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed August 10, 2017

These is the deal with Costarican national parks and reserves: they are not designed for wild life lovers but for stupid activities such as zip lining, bunjee, super-man, etc. The trails are extremely easy, boring and don't take you to the interior, so you don't...More

Thank GabrielOmar
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

My comments are about the night tour to see the bioluminescence by kayak. We kayaked to a beautiful white sand beach around 4 pm, hung around the beach for a few hours until it was dark to see the bioluminescent plankton which was really pretty....More

Thank Heatherheather N
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful nature reserve with wildlife and few people. Entrence fee is 10 USD and kids 5 USD. It is easy to spot monkeys and other animals. Just walk around the different trails - most of them are easy to moderate. The one...More

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The reserve is full of wildlife, probably the place where you can spot different species of mammals in a short walk: cappuccino and howler monkeys, raccoons, deer, pacas, coatis... Also lots of birds and reptiles. Several trails are available and the beach is very nice...More

1  Thank Oreste G
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is a darn neat place. Not touristy or crowded when we were there. The tour facilities are somewhat basic,so, if you're into glitz, this may not be your place. Beach is large and clean. While we were at the "welcome" area and before we...More

1  Thank tdemilly
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Wonderful location on a scalloped shape beach with miles of well marked trails with plentiful wildlife. We saw two different monkey species and a great variety of birds including scarlet macaws. We've been here twice and will return again if we visit the Nicoya. It's...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Arrived at park opening with a local guide, arranged by Hotel Vistas las Islas. We saw a good variety of wildlife (lots of crazy monkeys, a huge variety of birds, iguanas- including ones that walk on water-, kopis, many deer, frogs, a few others). We...More

Thank Ann Michele S
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a park a bit outside the most common paths taken by tourists. You can often find the place to be empty or almost empty. Lot of nature and a quite long beach with calm sea to enjoy. Space enough to walk as well...More

Thank Kenth_Nasstrom
Reviewed February 16, 2017

If you like nature as we do you should not miss Curu. The hikes, the closeness to Tortuga island and the animal refugee makes this place a perfect day stay. Don't miss it.

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June 8, 2015|
Response from bfarber | Reviewed this property |
You shouldn't have any trouble driving to Curu National Park from where you are staying. You're about a 15 minute drive from the park and you'll pass the entrance just driving down the main road. Bring cash or colones (but... More