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1.5 km south of San Vito hospital on Route 237, San Vito 60801 Costa Rica
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Wanderer680214 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cancun, Mexico22 contributions
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Wonderful place, drove by it the first time, the main attraction was rained out. So we stopped here and Wow! Its beautiful, the. Couple that greeted us were so helpful!! Jay gave us a breath taking tour, OMG this place is so worth a visit!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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vizqueen wrote a review Sep 2019
around20 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the premier places to visit in the San Vito area. Some very rare endemic birds, lovely collections of plantings. Nice little gift shop full of high quality handmade crafts.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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David F wrote a review Apr 2019
San Francisco, California53 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a private finca just outside of San Vito that is open to tourists and birders for a very modest fee. There is a delightful little curio shop with local crafts and cards. The caretakers are birders and love the area. They also provide great guide services when asked. Lilly, the new owner is a charming scientist who is excited to take over this birder's mainstay of the San Vito area. If you're a birdwatcher, all the locals will tell you not to miss Finca Cantaro!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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59Wandering wrote a review Feb 2019
Brunswick, Maine95 contributions13 helpful votes
Finca Cantaros was a real surprise for us. The gardens and walking trails were well tended and have a large and diverse array of plant specimens. Even though the area is going through a unusual "dry spell", many of the plants were flowering at the time of our visit I can only imagine how incredible it must be in the green season. They have many nice little trails and areas to sit and enjoy the birds and beautiful views. The gift shop has some very nice local art and crafts for sale. I highly recommend a visit for a couple of hours. Also great for kids.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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annachristinadewit wrote a review Aug 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
We were lucky when we arrived at Finca Cántaros. Just before Gail and her husband wanted to leave the house we drove by. Just in time otherwise we stood in front of a closed fence. But they invited us in! They asked us to put the car next to the rancho. Rancho stands for everything that has 4 poles with a roof on it, Gail explained. But this was a super luxury rancho! With a large table, a worktop and lighting. In the pouring rain they explained us quickly where we could take a shower and how the light had to turned out, etc. When they left, we sat there cooking a dark botanical garden. We slept well because in this part it cools down at night. In the morning it became clear how big Finca Cántaros is. Gail has turned this pasture into an East of Eden ... In 1960 a coffee plantation was laid out in this area. Then it was used as pasture ground. The ground was exhausted. Since 1994 the 7 hectares area has been wooded with local trees, palms, fruit trees and very many plants. Last photo is the view from their terrain in the area. That's how it was before Gail went to work here. We loved it!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros
Responded Aug 31, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful review! We were very glad you arrived in time for us to get you checked in for camping and that you enjoyed your visit. It’s always rewarding when visitors appreciate the restoration and reforestation that Gail has accomplished with this property, a project that we hope will continue for many years to come!
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