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Curu National Wildlife Refuge

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Paquera, Puntarenas | Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
+506 2641 0004
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Privately owned, this refuge has excellent birding and wildlife watching.
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Paquera, Puntarenas | Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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+506 2641 0004
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"fruit"
in 11 reviews
"spider monkeys"
in 12 reviews
"tortuga island"
in 6 reviews
"the reserve"
in 11 reviews
"clams"
in 10 reviews
"boat tour"
in 5 reviews
"costa rica"
in 14 reviews
"private beach"
in 4 reviews
"bring your own"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"wildlife refuge"
in 4 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 4 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 4 reviews
"white faced capuchin"
in 2 reviews
"manta ray"
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"whole family"
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"several iguanas"
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We booked a half day snorking + beach tour here. This was $ 42 (including $ 12 park entrance). The tour first brings you to a rock of Islas Tortuga for snorkling. Afterwards you are brought to a private beach (not the one where all...More

2  Thank Frans M
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

This place is soooo underrated. It is overflowing with wildlife and even has spider monkeys, which are so hard to find in other parts of the island. The bioluminescent tour is lots of fun. A beautiful beach and a swim where every move you make...More

1  Thank z0b018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

On our last day in Costa Rica we went early to spend as much time here as possible before heading off to the airport. I just wished we had longer. After doing parks, sanctuaries, and lots of rainforest hikes, we wanted to try a dry...More

4  Thank Slidy
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We took a guided tour. This is a dry rain forest, but we went during the rainy season, so it was more similar to a rain forest. The forest had been cut down for mangos, but they are working to bring it back. Not far...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We had a great time and saw many animals: white tailed deer, white-faced capuchins, bats, raccoons, a collared peccari (on Playa Quesera), a coati, an agouti, and a squirrel. We also saw herons and what I believe was a double-striped thick-knee (bird). Sadly, the majority...More

Thank jimstoic
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Wow -- this place had an incredible amount of wildlife in a very secluded setting. Would HIGHLY recommend you come through here if you are even just driving through the area (10 min drive from Paquera ferry). We saw several iguanas, 15+ capuchins in a...More

2  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Definitely recommend. Bioluminescence tour is amazing!! Unique accommodation surrounded by wildlife. Snorkelling at isla tortugas is a great day trip too!

1  Thank lambo0888
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We did a very nice walking tour. Very pretty and lots of wildlife. We also did a Tortuga Island boat tour, that is a must.

Thank David0427
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

First, things we loved! The beach, the calmness of the water, the uniqueness of the VERY simple cabin, the location of the cabin, right in the woods, the wildlife around the cabin..... We ordered a pre-paid meal which a local woman cooked for $10 US...More

Thank suzieqGRENADA
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

In order to warn other tourists and perhaps save lives, please read the following if you planed to chose the long hiking trail in the park of 5km / 2h to Playa Quesera: We visited the National Park Curu ("Refugio National de Vida Silvestre Curu")...More

Thank 0815-Alexander
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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
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