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Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

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Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0920
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Nature Hike with Naturalist at The Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Pick of from the hotel and ride to the parc was about 10-15 min. We have seen a lot of interesting trees and plants. Not a lot of birds...I assume due to the wind.

Thank katmat1997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the reserve. He did his best to find birds, butterflies, and mammals. The walk had a few spots where good balance was helpful. We did not have any bug problems. It was a little warm and...More

1  Thank doug s
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our guide,Berny,was so knowledgable and enthusiastic,showing us birds with the telescope and telling us the history and the properties of the trees and shrubs that we saw on this incredibly informative tour.We finished up with fresh pineapple and watermelon,and soft drinks.Recommend doing the early morning...More

Thank Stevml
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Three to four hour walking tour of the reserve was enjoyable. We saw tons of birds, troupes of monkeys, and beautiful natural areas. Suitable for kids.

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Costa Rica is highly eco friendly and this preserve is proof. We had an informative hike with Bernie who we would highly recommend. Learned a lot as well as saw a variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. If you are into nature, this is a...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Strongly recommend taking this tour! Our guide Berny knew all about the birds, trees and monkeys in the forest. It was just two of us so basically a private tour. We saw a lot of wildlife (howlers, white-faced monkeys and tons of birds) and the...More

1  Thank V3g4ntraveller
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Incredible wildlife -- great guide who knew all about the trees and plant uses, lots of monkeys, birds, etc. Go at 7am or it will be too hot!

Thank Susannah R
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Well organized adventure. We learned more about the Costa Rican environment on this hike than any other. The guide (Bernie) spotted birds, animals and insects that the rest of us didn't see. He was also full of info in each creature spotted. We saw numerous...More

Thank Vernon S
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Birds and Flora were amazing. We even saw a Howler monkey. Berney was such a knowledgeable and interesting guide.

Thank Carla181734
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great way to learn about local botany, birds and wildlife. Guide Bernie was very knowledgeable and made sure all abilities of hikers were helped. Beautiful views of Playa Samara from the summit. Worth the money if you have 4 hours. Best to do early am...More

Thank carylp2015
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Fred G
9 May 2016|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous respondent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a lot would be missed without his guidance and knowledge. The pace is slow enough to catch your breath and get good photos. You wouldn't want it... More