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Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (+506) 2645-5122
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Adrian Mendez - highly recommend

Our accommodation owner recommended Adrian as one of 3 highly experienced guides for Curi-Cancha and we were not disappointed. As it turns out, Adrian had 24 years of guiding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kate K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our accommodation owner recommended Adrian as one of 3 highly experienced guides for Curi-Cancha and we were not disappointed. As it turns out, Adrian had 24 years of guiding experience, which along with his obvious passion and enthusiasm, meant we had a highly educational 3 hour walk along with successfully spotting a raft of birds, animals, flora and fauna we... More 

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Eastchester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

While staying at the Arco Iris Lodge they highly recommended Adrian as a guide for the Curi Cancha reserve. Also, friends stayed here two years ago, were very happy w/ him and highly recommended him as well. I'm glad we listened to both b/c he was truly fantastic and definitely helped to thoroughly enhance our visit to the nature reserve... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Roy was out guide for night and day tours. His knowledge and enthusiasm is fantastic. We enjoyed our visit to Monteverde primarily due to his guiding. Thanks Roy! Thomas,Shiela,Emry and Daniela.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We took a tour with Danilo Brenes through the forest of Curi Cancha. It has many different habitats which allows you to see a variety of beautiful birds and wildlife. There is an area where all sorts of colorful humming birds feed. The best event was a Toucan popping his head in and out of a hole in a tree.... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Adrian is so enthusiastic. He knew I really wanted to see the Quetzal. I tried to not dwell on it but it was clear I really did want to see it. AND I DID! I was with a group with a handful of others and he never neglected any of our interests - even kids (granted they were very good... More 

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Island Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We hired Adrian Mendez because of his excellent recommendation from Trip Advisor. Well we are glad we did! He was an amazing guide who goes above and beyond to get you your target birds! Any guide in the U.S. at his level would charge double what he charges. He is a superior guide who is one of the most energetic,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

We don't usually take guide for this kind of hike but it's definitly worth it ! Adrian Mendez was very enthusiastic, energetic and an excellent spotter! He can "talk" to the birds and they answer back! ;) He knows a lot about the fauna and flora of Monteverde and where too look to see things that would be impossible to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

Our hostel booked Adrian for us and it was the best piece of luck we have had in a long time. He was friendly, patient and armed with his spotting scope we managed to see a good range of wildlife which would have been impossible with the naked eye. He brought the forest alive and seemed like a mentor to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

We are just back from 3+ weeks travelling all over Costa Rica. We have used several guides during that time, and in general they were OK (some less so). Rafael, on the other hand, is light years better than all of them put together! If the others were perhaps suitable for teaching elementary school children, then Rafael is the one... More 

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Tacoma WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Seven of us experienced the main areas of Costa Rica in December 2014. We all agreed that the highlight attraction was the educational guidance of Danilo Brenes through the Curicancha Reserve in the Monteverde area. Danilo is a wonderful guide! He was personable, patient with the various ability levels of our group, ages 26 to 70. He spotted birds and... More 

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