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“flora and fauna”(24 reviews)
“great hike”(18 reviews)
“howler monkeys”(30 reviews)
Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0920
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All reviews flora and fauna great hike howler monkeys dry tropical forest beat the heat the reserve fruit trees and plants mango costa rica werner sauter nature hike highly recommend this tour bring water bird watching great morning bug spray
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful walk/hike through the private Samara Trails land. Our guide, Bernie, (I think) was very thorough and heard and found the birds very quickly. He then found them in his monocular and had us take a look. We saw many species of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CarltheCat
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Bernie is great! Got a lot of information, so it’s totally worth getting up early. The beautiful scenery when you make it to the top is like from a movie...Bernie took great pictures! Awesome time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dkreyes7
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Guide was very knowledgeable about the local flora. He was pkeasant, patient and provided excellent information. The hike was not too strenuous and the view of ocean was fabulous. Snacks and water were provided and appreciated by all. Would recommend this hike to others interested...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shell1952
Reviewed May 6, 2018

We decided to do the 6:30 am nature hike, to beat the heat. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water / canteen, camera, bug spray. They provided water, juice, and fresh fruit at the end. yumm! There is a descent incline, 1/2 way through, to get...More

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Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Had an excellent early morning hike with Berny. He was very well-informed and adept at finding and identifying birds. We were able to see these birds through a scope on a tripod which Berny carried throughout the hike. He also provided information about other flora...More

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Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mary_oneill439
Reviewed March 29, 2018

This is a very special place that is being preserved. We had our best bird watching in Costa Rica here. The replanted mango trees and second growth areas have attracted many birds and because there are open areas it was easier to see the birds...More

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Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 980chrisu
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Bernie was a great tour guide! We learnt a lot about the different types of species in the dry tropical forest of Guanacaste! He was very knowledgeable about everything you can find in the forests, not only in this province but in other areas of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ladiesonthevacation
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We took the 630am guided birding/ nature tour in Werner Sauter. Our guide Luis was a delight and the tour was very well organzed. Loved it.

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Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Emily B
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

If you like to hike, this is the trip for you, suggest the 6:30 am one, cooler and more wildlife, glad we went there

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We went on the 6:30am tour of this dry forest with Bernie. He was very nice and super knowledgeable about the wildlife and different species living in the forest. We saw howler monkeys and lots of birds, and hiked up to a beautiful spot looking...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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April 7, 2018|
Response from mary_oneill439 | Reviewed this property |
It might be hard for a five-year-old since some of it is uphill and it is hot there. I don't know the cost for children. If you are the only people going on the hike that day they will adjust it for you, but if other... More
February 11, 2016|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Alvaro's email is on the website. I have contacted him through email to book. He is very responsive.
October 12, 2015|
Response from RoyFamily15 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 2 hours south down the coast by car (110km). Hope you go! Thanks for asking.
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great hike-Samara Trails (6 Replies)
Samara Trails was a perfect way to spend three hours away from the beach. I think this is a must do for visitors.
April 14, 2013|
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Could you give us a few more details? Where is the hike, how long is it, what is the terrain like, how much does it cost? What did you see during the hike?