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“Best birding guide in Monteverde”

Esteban Daily Guided Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nature guided customized tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde as well as other birding destinations in Costa Rica, book with Esteban you wont go wrong.
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Best birding guide in Monteverde”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Chris and I have birdied with Esteban the last 3 years in a row. He has guided us in Monteverde, Bosque Nubosos de Santa Elena, Monte Tenorio, Heliconia Lodge, Rio Celeste and Ca~no Negro. Coupled with excellent English, his knowledge of the flora and fauna of all these areas is amazing. Add humor and energy, both of which qualities he has in abundance, and you have the perfect guide,
Brendan J McCooey

Visited February 2013
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“Excellent guide & friend!! Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

I met Esteban in September 2010 when he was working for the reserve in Monteverde and we kept in touch and I looked him up when I was planning my return trip with my parents in September 2012. He was no longer guiding at the park but conducting his own tours. Esteban is professional, friendly, patient and very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend him as a guide while visiting Monteverde. He can spot things in nature that could easily be missed by the untrained eye. He will try his best to locate for you anything you might desire to see.

We did both a morning day tour and a night tour with Esteban. Both were great and highly recommended!

Visited September 2012
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San Mateo, California
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“2 - Quetzals!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Excellent day with Esteban - we even saw 2 - Quetzals. Esteban not only showed us a tremendous amount of birds and wildlife but he is also very knowledge about the history of the Monteverde. It was a great day! I would highly recommend Esteban as a guide.

Visited February 2013
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Early wake-up but we don't forget this tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Together with my wife we were with Esteban on Jan 21th in the Valey en the Forest of Monteverde and the spottingresults incl. the Quetsal were super!!
The information, the attitude and enthousiasm great and we spent more time than we thought at the beginning.
A fantastic morning with a great guide, very recommendable!
Leo and Marga Schutter, Holanda

Visited January 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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5 reviews
“A Superb Guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Estaban took us into the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve about 10 days ago. His English is excellent, and he was very sensitive to our interests. He was very knowledgeable about the flora, birds, insects and other fauna we saw. His explanations were clear and interesting. He also seemed to have a very good relationship with other guides, and their sharing of observations was very useful. Esteban has a nice enthusiasm for what he does and is very likeable.

Es dificil para mi escribir mas porque no entiendo las preguntas abajo. Mi espanol es mal.

Visited January 2013
Thank Robert K
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