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Curu National Wildlife Refuge

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| Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya, Costa Rica
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Privately owned, this refuge has excellent birding and wildlife watching.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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| Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed spending the day at Curu. Got there shortly after the 7:30 opening so we could see as much wildlife as possible. We were not disappointed. At the administration center, we saw capuchin monkeys and coatis. We also saw capuchin and howler monkeys on...More

3  Thank BBTX60
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Curu is a privately-owned wildlife reserve on a small part of a large farm, still owned by the family who founded the park. The owners' overseeing - and in some cases, direct management - of park activities - is evident in the atypical (for Costa...More

7  Thank PuravidaPlaya
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I had been to the Curu Wildlife Refuge 10 years ago and really enjoyed the lack of tourists in the park so of course decided to go back on my current trip in the area. The park has changed a bit as you can now...More

3  Thank leona73
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We came to curu several days. Paid Juan to give us a tour. He was amazing. I highly recommend him. his English is quite good. We saw so many birds and monkeys. We also went to Tortuga with him and also the bio illuminesence snorkels...More

3  Thank canella1
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived about 8am. It was super hot and humid so we opted for one of the shorter paths. We heard howler monkeys right away, had a difficult time finding them on the way in because the canopy was so thick, I insisted it was...More

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Was there at 11 am. Went for two trails. Did not see any animals there. Did see monkeys at the entrance though, Hanging around in the parking lot. Maybe i was unlucky but i left and cancelled the other trails. Seemed totally deserted the place!!...More

Thank Jacob N
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We saw over 10 species of animals on our hike here. Iguanas, tons of different large butterflies, several kinds of monkeys, large and small birds, lizards, a crocodile, deer, raccoon, agouti, and more! However we were very quiet on our walk- which allowed us to...More

1  Thank inFlightStew
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I would say my group got our money's worth upon walking on shore. Immediately saw a raccoon and a deer and the deer actually let my friend pet it!! It's an easy hike, we did it with sandals on. You must be alert to see...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 17 May 2016

You must do this. Period. Total cost around $57/person. Must have a reservation. Bioluminescent swimming in the Pacific Ocean near Tortuga Island on a beautiful white sand beach. Literally the most soft sand I have ever laid foot on. My wife agreed when I took...More

2  Thank Luke W
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We booked with Turismo Curu through our hotel. Sounded great... A tour of the refuge, lunch and the Tortuga Island trip. We have a 4 & 5 year old. When we arrived we were shuttled to the boat right away. Unfortunately it appeared the Tortuga...More

2  Thank Jennifer K
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Michelle Z
20 December 2016|
Response from canella1 | Reviewed this property |
I booked it when I was there. the tour is a snorkeling tour. if you have any issues with clostophobia, you will feel very uneasy. it was a great experience and ask for Jose. he is the only one who speaks English well. I went... More
6 November 2016|
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Response from canella1 | Reviewed this property |
You can pay by credit card in the main lodge