Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Puntarenas / Monteverde / Curi Cancha Reserve
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.
Curi Cancha Reserve reviews
Went with a guide, Mauro. Absolutely wonderful SO MANY HUMMINGBIRDS. Was a little busy. Must walk around the same areas because you may not see birds the first time, they are hiding!! more »
This was a great night for us with our 8 year olds. David was very patient with us, pointing out sleeping birds and wide awake scorpions! Highly recommend! more »
We did the 6:30am bird watching tour ($100 per person, $80 for tour and $20 for reserve entry) with David, and it was spectacular! 4.5 hours flew by - we saw AMAZING birds and learned a ton from our guide about their history an habits. David is an enthusiastic birder and a passionate advocate for nature, deftly navigating between the species book, an audio library of calls, and the telescope for better views. The Reserve has primary and secondary forests, meaning you get to see many types of birds throughout the walk. It was also great to support this excellent reserve, especially as tourism has fallen due to COVID. Would definitely visit again!
I loved playing with the hummingbirds! The trails are beautiful and easy to walk. Lots of wild life also
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