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Nasua Tours always provide the best and professional nature tours in Monteverde, Costa Rica. We offer different tours like Bird Watching, Daily Walk, Night Tour & Private Tours. Check out our website at nasuatours(dot)com for more information and to be able to Book Online directly with us.
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Colin C
Jacksonville, Florida, United States11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Oscar guided my wife and I on a birding tour thru Curi Cancha Preserve in Feb 2020 and we highly, highly recommend!

He taught us so much not only about birds, their songs and sounds, but also about the flora & fauna of the area as well. His passion was evident from the start of our trip and you can tell from his encounters with the other guides that he is highly respected amongst his peers.

Thank you! Pura Vida, Colin & Jo
Written February 29, 2020
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Hola Colin &Joe, thanks a lot for such a nice review, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour
Written March 3, 2020
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Robert L
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Wow, Oscar really went out of his way to ensure my wife and I were treated like royalty! From the moment we met , to breakfast at Stellas’s Bakery to our walk thru Curi-Cancha his customer service talents were above and beyond our expectations. He always watched carefully were we were walking and several times warned us to be careful of slippery hiking conditions. As for his birding and nature talents ... we were really impressed he spotted several rare species and of course the Quetzal. Each time explaining why a particular bird would be attracted to a specific tree, whether of not they were mating etc. We were particularly impressed with the collaborative network of guides that Oscar has established. Several times he also went out of his way to help other guides, and their customers, while at the same time we profited from being alerted to sightings as well. As well Oscar went out of his way to answer all of our questions and also explain the historical background of the local area. He also pointed out several rain forest gems such as rare Orchids and « Army «  ants.

We highly recommend Oscar and will definitely be back with friends and family in the future. He is a very talented, well educated and knows his birding!
Written February 23, 2020
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Thanks a lot for such a great review !!!! I'm very happy that you guys enjoyed the tour.
Written February 24, 2020
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Heather Ray
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I have been visiting Costa Rica annually since 2011 and four years ago I purchased a small home in the Lake Arenal area. For the past ten years, I have tried every year to see a Resplendent Quetzal and each time, I came away from the Monteverde area disappointed… Until last week!
I contacted Oscar Castillo to arrange a tour of Curi-Cancha for the morning of April 16th. In our messenger conversations, Oscar indicated they had planted some avocado trees at Curi-Cancha a few years ago and they were producing fruit now AND the Quetzal’s had found them!
I realize these birds are free to come and go as they please and nobody can guarantee a sighting but Oscar made my dream of seeing one come true!
His knowledge of the Monteverde area is unmatched. Oscar knows birds. He knows the calls they make and can identify them with ease. He’s also talented and spotting them among the forested canopies and then quickly getting them in view in his scope. You can tell very quickly that he cares about our natural world.
I cannot say enough good things about Oscar. If you are planning a trip to Monteverde, do yourself a favor and hire Oscar. You will not be disappointed. In addition to the Resplendent Quetzal, I added 15 other species to my life list.
Written April 19, 2021
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WOW !!!!! Thanks a lot for such a nice review Heather !!!! I´m very very happy we wee able to see the Quetzal and the other birds We do our best in every tour
Written May 15, 2021
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Lara O
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We booked a night tour last minute while in Santa Elena and through a series of fortunate events we ended up with Oscar as our guide. I was excited for this as I read his reviews and knew we'd be in for a great experience. We had a private tour for our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids, ages 6/8/10). Oscar shared so much information with us not only about the wildlife but about the history of the area as well, the kids were intrigued by it all. When it was time to explore he was great with the kids, he showed them how the scope worked so they could see everything, he captivated them by teaching them about the baby viper, tarantula, scorpion and other bugs we saw. For the remainder of the trip we were able to name certain bird species we saw with him and recognize their calls. He even saved my husband from get too close and personal with a colony of army ants! I can't speak highly enough about Oscar, he was patient with the kids when they were asking him questions, we got great photos which he took with our phones through his scope, he provides flashlights and cookies and coffee were available for us beforehand. This was a total highlight for us and the kids are still talking about it. Such a cool way to experience an environment and Oscar is the guide to do it with!
Written January 13, 2020
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Wow Lara, what a great review !!! Thanks a lot
Written January 28, 2020
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zlzoul
Austin, TX50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
When I booked the bird watching tour, I was worried about if the whole five hours for bird watching would be boring or not since it’s a really long tour for one activity.

Turns out it’s fun from the beginning to end! Oscar was very knowledgeable about birds for sure and guide us through the forest. He cared a lot about the pace and told us a lot of stories around the area as well.

Since it’s a long tour with a lot of waiting and observing, he’s also fun and trying to learn our languages and chat.

Visiting during January is great, we saw a lot of animals and really had a great time.
Written February 15, 2020
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I'm glad you enjoyed the tour, thanks a lot for posting a review for Nasua tours
Written February 16, 2020
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mrspony
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We did a full day private tour at Curi Cancha and Monteverde with Oscar and it was one of the best trips of our entire holiday. Oscar has so much knowledge about flora and fauna and has an amazing eye for spotting even the smallest of things - micro orchids and glasswinged butterflies.

We learnt so much from him and got some great photos using our phones through his scope. He was also just a really nice person to talk to!

Arranging the tour was really easy - Oscar's sister Maureen handles this via Whatsapp and we paid in advance for the tour via PayPal.

If you are considering doing a tour while in Monteverde look no further! Book Nasua tours and you won't be disappointed!
Written April 15, 2023
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Marion D
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We went on two tours with Oscar, the morning tour and night tour. Oscar has a gift for guiding and communicating how the forest ecosystem works. He is knowledgeable and passionate about sharing this unique environment. He is very quick at spotting the wildlife and showing them to us.
Written January 10, 2020
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Thanks a lot for posting a review for Nasua tours, you need be fast at finding animals(wild life is unpredictable,.so you better be fast)
Written January 28, 2020
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IdRatherBeTraveling9
New York City, NY10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We were so happy to have found Oscar in our search for a guide while in Monteverde. Leading up to our day with Oscar, he was fast to respond and helpful in answering all our questions. He picked us up from our hotel making it extremely easy for us to wake up and enjoy our first day in Costa Rica with little worry.

Oscar was extremely easy to spend the day with. Aside from his vast knowledge on anything you might throw at him about Monteverde, animals, Costa Rica, we really enjoyed hearing his story and getting to know him personally. We had such a good time, we booked a night tour with him for the following day!

We felt very lucky to be touring with Oscar, as he worked very hard to give us the best experience in the forest that he could. He put in the work to try and show us all the animals (especially birds) that he could find. He was great about letting us see everything up close through his scope and helped us get photos and videos on our iphones that we never could have captured on our own.

I highly recommend booking with Nosura Tours and getting to spend the day with Oscar. He will make your experience in Monteverde not only a breeze, but unforgettable!
Written May 25, 2022
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Wow thanks a lot for your review, was a pleasure to guide you, Nasua Tours donour best to give you a memorable time
Written December 29, 2022
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Dorsa K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Oscar is wonderfully knowledgeable, extremely kind and thoughtful, and very passionate about his job. His energy will excite you throughout the tour and you'll wish you had more time with him! He's very easy to talk to and has an immense amount of information that he's happy to share! I can't recommend him enough. I got to see a few toucans, a toucanet baby in his nest, a euphonia, a chlorophonia feeding its babies in the nest, a three-wattled bellbird, a few black-faced solitaires, a male and a female quetzal and many other birds. Oscar also helped me take photos of the birds through his telescope with my phone.
Written June 12, 2022
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Nice !!! I'm so glad we were able to spot so many unique birds !!! Thanks for trusting Masua Tours
Written December 29, 2022
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Francisco Baptista
Portugal4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Oscar provided us with one of the best afternoons in CR. He’s an amazing guy, extremely outgoing, fluent in English and knows a lot about everything that surrounds you in Monteverde (trees, flowers, birds, mammals, you name it…)

And guess what? We managed to find a male and a female Quetzal :O we kept observing them for at least 90 mins while Oscar told us everything about them. What an experience!

I can highly advise you to go in a tour with Oscar if you want to have a great time and learn a lot about the wildlife and nature that surrounds you in CR.

Greetings from Portugal :)
Written December 20, 2020
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Was a Pleasure to guide you, i'm happy you liked the tour
Written January 6, 2021
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