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Curu National Wildlife Refuge

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Privately owned, this refuge has excellent birding and wildlife watching.
Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
+506 2641 0004
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

disgusting!!! robbed the turist. there is a red tide today, sold tickets at 12 and when everyone arrived at 13:00 they just told everyone "the sea is our of their control." robbing families and people that planned their day with them. dishonest company. we all...More

3  Thank Craig P
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We chose this company based on the several good reviews on trip advisor. The communication through email was great, but when we arrived it was terrible. One person in the entire place spoke English and he was not the one who took us on the...More

Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was my second visit to Curu. My husband and I enjoyed it so much that I brought my mom to see it. The cabins are very rustic -- no fridge, no A/C and no hot water. I'm fine with all of that. Where I...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 17 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
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
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

5  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!

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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