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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Paquera, Puntarenas | Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
+506 2641 0004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

3  Thank Slidy
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

Thank msa23_2000
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
Reviewed 24 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
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!

Thank lambo0888
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is an amazing place where you are going to be surrounded completely by nature. The sea is pretty calm. If you like to go away from the city and be completely alone I would recommend you here. You need to take a stove, cooler,...More

1  Thank Mauricio A
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We would have loved to camp in Costa Rica, but it wasn't possible. Staying in one of the rustic cabins in Curu was the next best thing. Maybe even better. We loved being lulled to sleep by waves on the beach and woken up by...More

2  Thank mary b
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Michelle Z
21 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
7 November 2016|
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Response from canella1 | Reviewed this property |
You can pay by credit card in the main lodge