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Samara Trails

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“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 great hike howler monkeys plants and animals dry tropical forest the reserve fruit mango beat the heat costa rica morning hike werner sauter local flora and fauna fantastic guide nature preserve highly recommend this tour guided hike bird watching
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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.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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

Thank Adam L
Reviewed December 31, 2017

The reserve was varied and beautiful, and full of wildlife. The hike itself was not too challenging, except for one short segment to the top of a hill, where one is treated to a view of all of Samara and region. It was the guide...More

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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.