Curi Cancha Reserve, Monteverde

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#2 of 35 in Nature in Province of Puntarenas
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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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  • We visited this Reserve based on a recommendation from our lodging, Hidden Canopy Treehouses. Our guide Koky was an encyclopedia of knowledge about all the flora and fauna found here. We saw many... 
    We visited this Reserve based on a recommendation from our lodging, Hidden Canopy Treehouses. Our guide Koky was an encyclopedia of knowledge about all the flora and fauna found here. We saw many...  more »
  • the Natural History Tour (approx 3 hours) at Curi-Cancha was hands down my favourite experience in all of Costa Rica. at the time of visit, there were 8am and 1pm tours daily for US$45 (incl. US$20... 
    the Natural History Tour (approx 3 hours) at Curi-Cancha was hands down my favourite experience in all of Costa Rica. at the time of visit, there were 8am and 1pm tours daily for US$45 (incl. US$20...  more »
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  • A wonderful nature preserve with amazing biodiversity. A typical tour takes between 2 to 2.5 hours but you can go as fast or as slow as you desire. Guides are available (for an extra fee) and can make for a more rewarding experience. We walked about 60% of the trails before kids started to complain they were tired. Trails are dirt, or mud, and can be pretty steep at some points. This is a great place to visit May-December when the temperature is slightly lower and animals descend to lower elevations.
  • Gorgeous reserve teeming with wildlife. We spotted a rare ornate eagle with our guide, Johnny Loves Nature- highly recommended to help you get the most of your visit! While the entry price is a bit steep at $20 per person, we are glad to support conservation efforts and local jobs, and felt it was worthwhile for the experience. Make sure to get there midday at the latest so you’re not rushed- they close at 3:00.

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