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Curi Cancha Reserve

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Address: 300 meters west of the Monteverde Cheese Factory, 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 6915
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an...

To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that preserves local forests and biodiversity, benefits people of the area, and provides the highest quality experience for the visitor.

Walk along beautiful natural trails with an experienced guide and see different species of birds and mammals. Learn about the amazing diversity of the cloud forest.

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Amazing wildlife, highly recommend a guided tour

Went for a half day guided tour with Oscar who was fantastic - friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very good at taking photos through his telescope on our phones (the pictures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a half day guided tour with Oscar who was fantastic - friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very good at taking photos through his telescope on our phones (the pictures came out beautiful). The reserve itself is lovely to walk around but without a guide it can be difficult to spot the wildlife if you don't know what to look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Monteverde cloud forest reserve yesterday and visited Curi Cancha today. These two are very different. Whereas Monteverde is in cloud microclimate, Curi Cancha covers two zones - pre-mountain and cloud. So you can experience two very different forests. We took a guided tour with David and this made all the difference. We saw birds (female and male... More 

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Turrúcares
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful reserve with well marked and maintained trails. After walking around for more than 3 hours and making many nice pictures the staff members were so nice to show me a place where I could photograph the famous Three-wattled bellbird at a distance of 300 m from the entrance building. For me an extraordinary experience which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it can happen. We had great timing and thoroughly enjoyed this preserve...and spotted both a bell bird and the elusive Quetzal. Get a good guide to take you around...you'll need those trained eyes. We literally lucked up on running into a group who spotted a quetzal in a place we'd already been through once. Great place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a guide on a particularly rainy day and still had a great time! Saw a lot of birds, spider monkeys, coatis, and our personal favorite: the three wattled bell bird. The manager was so nice, and when we got back in from the rain, he made us coffee and cookies. I definitely favor this reserve over Monteverde... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily one of the highlights of our two weeks in Costa Rica. Not sure what the experience would be like going unguided, but the guided tour is worth every penny. Our guide Christian was amazingly knowledgeable and passionate, would recommend his tour to anyone interested in learning about the jungle and doing some animal spotting. We saw several birds that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Christiano was an informative and humourous trail guide. As he talked, his eyes were always searching for something in the trees. The park I'd abundant with wildlife and fauna. A must see in Monteverde

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As per other reviews, the trails here are clearly marked and easy to follow. We didn't hire a guide and apart from numerous butterflies, insects and spiders the main place we saw anything else was the hummingbird garden. Maybe we should have hired a guide. As we were walking from the garden back towards the car park there was a... More 

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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the map and trail system are very easy to understand and navigate. You could spend 2-4 hours here easily. There is also quite the diversity of landscape, flora and fauna. It's really quite amazing how different each of the reserves are in the area; walking through one is not the same as seeing them all. Second, while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We hired a guide (Adrian!) for a 4.5 hour birdwatching and hiking trip through the reserve and he was worth every penny. I think we saw over 30 different species that morning and took some great photos and videos. Adrian was very knowledgeable and fun to walk around with. We would never in a million years have been able to... More 

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