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“Magical Cloud Forest - Amazing Guide”

Curi Cancha Reserve
Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Monteverde
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 19, 2012

My first posting on Trip Advisor. Went with my wife and three boys (11,9 and 5) to get out into the incredible nature of Costa Rica. Our guide Chris Chavez, was amazingly knowledgeable - he immersed us in the flora and fauna of this incredible Cloud Forest: Quetzals, Bellbirds, Palm Pit Viper, hundreds of hummingbirds. Just amazing,and one of the highlights of our 2 weeks in the country. Mauricio, the caretaker of the park - reflects the great love for nature that characterizes this place and those who go there.... there is a butterfly species named for Mauricio - how cool is that? Don't miss it.
Pura Vida
Steve, Great Barrington MA

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Mino our guide hasn\t spot an animal by his own. Only our sraff of tyhe hostel did.
We were told the wrong price and the wild life wasn\t amazing either

2  Thank Andreas S
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Arrange to have a guide meet you there and see bellbirds and quetzals! Excellent, well marked and maintained trails with trees identified.

1  Thank Jon E
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

The Curi-Cancha Refugio is the PERFECT place to see the best birds and natural flora and fauna in the Monteverde area. OK, there are no hanging bridges and paved paths, but the best set up and conservation aware preserve in the area. The manager is from Monteverde and he is realizing his dream of a natural preserve for all to enjoy. The guide that we had was a true professional and the experience was reasonably priced (especially compared to some others in the area). I live in Costa Rica and visit many preserves, parks, and eco lodges and this refugio compares very favorably with the best! GO THERE!

1  Thank Janis B
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had a very knowledgeable guide named Rafael Alozando (Cell 8838-8145) who was sincerely passionate about the bird life in Curi-Cancha. He was able to to tell us about the Costa Rican eco system and explain much of the animal and plant life we came across on our walk. We saw the much talked about Quetzal and were able to view it up close using Rafael's free standing telescope which he carries along. The walk/hike itself was not strenuous and because Rafael stopped along the way to point out plants and animals, it ended up being quite a relaxing couple of hours. The greatest part of the tour was that there were only 5 of us, including Rafael, and we only came across one other couple during our 3 hours at Curi-Cancha. If you are looking for birds, nature, and a relaxing walk through the cloud forest, definitely give Rafael a call.

1  Thank Dancenlynn
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