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Curi Cancha Reserve

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Address: 300 meters west of the Monteverde Cheese Factory, 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 6915
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Go birding but go with a guide

I'm not one to usually hire a guide but I feel for this experience it's essential. We made arrangements with our guide through our hotel. We went earlier than the opening of the... read more

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New York, NY
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27 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not one to usually hire a guide but I feel for this experience it's essential. We made arrangements with our guide through our hotel. We went earlier than the opening of the park and had coffee at Stella's and saw about 90% of the birds we saw that morning. Once in the reserve our guide made a valiant effort... More 

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Rogers, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not do a lot of planning ahead before our trip, but we were so lucky to find this tour through a local recommendation! David was an awesome tour guide who went above and beyond to get us the best views of all the birds. Before we could even finish paying, he excitedly ran in to show us a... More 

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Thank Mlb336
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read reviews about here and the Monteverde cloud forest reserve.The main reason we decided to visit Curi Cancha is because we'd need to pay $192 to join the bird tour in the cloud forest reserve, since we only have 2 people. Our guide in Curi Cancha was wonderful and knows a lot about the ecosystem in Monteverde. We saw... More 

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Campbellton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little cheaper than the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Staff friendly and map provided. Less visited than Monteverde. Good trails. Saw some lovely morpho butterflies. Nice lookout.

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Thank chelseyrobb
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide spoke English very well and walked with us around the reserve. He was informative and patient.

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Thank LoriBNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a private guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It was excellent. It really helps if you are interested in the local ecology as the guides really like questions. Great for birders I understand.

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Thank AnneMuecke
Texada Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful park, hummingbirds section at entrance. We did a trail walk and thought we could do a lot more sightings than we did. It would have been better with a guide.

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Santa Monica, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we reserved a morning nature hike which was basically a bird watching tour. We didn't see any quetzals but saw many other birds. We also saw a tarantula, porcupine, agoutis, coatis, army ants, hummingbirds. easy hike

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Thank keeks2020
London
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty expensive to get in to. We went in with very high expectations, which is why I can only give it 3/5. We saw a few animals but if you want to see anything you'll definitely need a guide (look around, they're not cheap!). I imagine this reserve is much better for bird watchers than mammal lovers.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to walk great place for bird watching good for nature lovers right in monteverde, so easy to get there

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