Curi Cancha Reserve, Monteverde

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#2 of 35 in Nature in Province of Puntarenas
Forest · Nature / Park
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Discover a piece of Costa Rican cloud forest at Curi Cancha Reserve. The 96 hectare (237 acre)wildlife refuge was established as a nature reserve in 1997 and serves as a scenic spot for hiking and bird-watching. Take a guided tour or set off on the trails by yourself, exploring the primary cloud forest that's sprawled with pieces of open space that make it easier to spot native animals. Roaming the trails, you might see toucans, resplendent quetzals, sloths, anteaters, howler monkeys, or capuchins. Plan to see Curi Cancha Reserve and other attractions that appeal to you using our Monteverde trip itinerary website.
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  • Travelled all the way to the reserve only to be informed on arrival that you need official forms of ID to enter, having already been to the other reserves and reserves in La Fortuna we found this... 
    Travelled all the way to the reserve only to be informed on arrival that you need official forms of ID to enter, having already been to the other reserves and reserves in La Fortuna we found this...  more »
  • Convenient to town, stunning scenery, great birding. I read a previous review that had Felix’s contact card and was fortunate he was available as he was remarkable- both incredibly knowledgeable with....  more
    Convenient to town, stunning scenery, great birding. I read a previous review that had Felix’s contact card and was fortunate he was available as he was remarkable- both incredibly knowledgeable with....  more »
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  • After experiencing multiple other reserves in Monteverde, this felt like birding on hard-mode. This may be the perfect place for a birding guide because we heard so many species and struggled to really nail down their exact location! Although we weren't our most successful with birds, we did see toucans (bless up to the binoculars we rented for $11) and a few cool mammals! The trails are super well kept if not a *little* confusing to follow (signage is everywhere but felt a bit off sometimes). I highly recc visiting this spot because we know there's so many amazing bird species, and it felt less crowded than other spots.
  • Incredible reserve, particularly for birders. Such a diverse set of habitats, and the park hosts (particularly Justin!) are friendly, super knowledgeable, and all around wonderful. Can’t recommend enough.

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