My husband and I just returned from our vacation in Costa Rica and couldn't be happier that we were able to do a night walk and a half-day birding tour with Andres Alvorado from Forest Alive! Andres was great to work with and very flexible - we had to make some changes to our schedule due to illness and he was very accomodating. The highlight of our birding tour was seeing both resplendent quetzals (one male and three females!) and three-wattled bellbirds - but we counted up at least 51 different species of birds that we saw in one morning at Curi Cancha Reserve. It was a truly exceptional day and we owe it all to Andres. It was a pleasure going out with a guide like Andres who had such a vast knowledge of the plant and animal life and a passion for sharing and preserving the unique ecosystems found in the rain shadow forest and the cloud forest. I would highly recommend Andres or any of the guides from Forest Alive if you are ever in Monteverde. Get off the beaten path and explore with them! Pura vida!