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Curi Cancha Reserve

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300 meters west of the Monteverde Cheese Factory, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6915
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Quetzal birds!!!

Wow, this was so great!!! Even our guide was excited, as this was out of season for seeing these... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very quiet, but we saw a quetzal

We spent the afternoon in Curi Cancha trying to find a quetzal. It took a while, but we found two... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robyn W
Chorley, Lancashire
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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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
300 meters west of the Monteverde Cheese Factory, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6915
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, this was so great!!! Even our guide was excited, as this was out of season for seeing these beautiful birds.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon in Curi Cancha trying to find a quetzal. It took a while, but we found two and had fleeting glimpses. The reserve is beautiful, very quiet we only saw 4 other people in the 4 hours we were there. Well maintained...More

1  Thank Robyn W
Reviewed September 9, 2017

We saw so much wildlife on our 3 hour walk. It really was amazing. The guided walks are only twice a day so we missed out on that but even by ourselves we saw a lot. The people in the office were happy to recommend...More

1  Thank MissSophieMac
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This reserve has numerous trials that go through primary and secondary forest. A wide variety of wildlife can be seen at this location. We've seen bell birds, agouti, yellow frogs, quetzals, woodpeckers, tarantulas, butterflies, hummingbirds, oropendulas, and more.

2  Thank James C
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We had an excellent tour of Curi Cancha starting at dusk and lasting for two hours. Our guide, David, was very knowledgeable and showed us things we would never have found on our own. I recommend it for families with kids who love nature walks...More

1  Thank Tanya_Take_Two
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

One of the highlights of our entire trip was hiring naturalist Jorge Marin to show us around. He is so knowledgeable and charismatic, and taught us a lot about photography and our cameras. Really recommend getting a guide because obviously they know where to find...More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We had a night hike and I did a birding tour at Curi Cancha with Christian Mena the guide from Hotel Belmar, both trips were excellent we saw lots of mammals, snakes and insects on the night hike including great views of a rare Northern...More

2  Thank Alan H
Reviewed August 25, 2017

if you dont hire a tour guy, it is hard to see birds, get rain coat ready, it is huge place, we walked 2.5 hours

1  Thank Allan L
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We took a guided night walk, the groups were small so it was easier to see and hear lots of different things. Beautiful forest with easy walking trails, friendly staff and not overpriced! Ask for JC - he was a great guide!

2  Thank eribonbrink
Reviewed August 20, 2017

This reserve is just as good as the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve. The landscape might be a little different from the actual cloudforests, it is really beautiful nonetheless. You can see many animals here too. I saw a pitviper, coatis, an agouti, a motmot, a mottled...More

1  Thank 121Ralph121
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Rosa I
March 15, 2017|
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Response from Adam W | Reviewed this property |
This may be late, but others might read this so my response is that you do NOT want to explore the cloud forests on your own. The guides know where to look and what to look for and, without them you will miss the majority of... More
October 20, 2016|
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Response from canella1 |
has anyone given you the information you requested? I just got back from Costa Rica and lives Esteban
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Tim and Anne H | Reviewed this property |
Curi Cancha is much more of a natural setting and they do have some great hummingbird stations not too far into the park. There is also a free hummingbird feeder station at the entrance to Monteverde reserve. There are some... More