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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“isla tortuga” (8 reviews)
“fruit” (10 reviews)
“spider monkeys” (11 reviews)
Paquera, Puntarenas | Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
+506 2641 0004
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This review is for the experience and not a measure of relative value. We stayed here for 2.5 days and saw more monkeys than anywhere else on our holiday. There are several hiking trails, but we really enjoyed the snorkeling trip to Islas Tortugas. On...More

4  Thank lmb32
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Returned to the refuge after 10 years, hardly recognized the main grounds and cabins. Pluses; much better hiking trails to allow wildlife viewing, much better signage on the trails, cabins have definitely been upgraded. Minuses; the main area has gotten a little junky with lots...More

2  Thank oxford2017
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is one of those spots that you really will appreciate to visit, there are lots of activities to do, it is located in a small bay and the beach does not have big waves, the wildlife is abundant and you will get to see...More

3  Thank Luis R
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed spending the day at Curu. Got there shortly after the 7:30 opening so we could see as much wildlife as possible. We were not disappointed. At the administration center, we saw capuchin monkeys and coatis. We also saw capuchin and howler monkeys on...More

3  Thank BBTX60
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Curu is a privately-owned wildlife reserve on a small part of a large farm, still owned by the family who founded the park. The owners' overseeing - and in some cases, direct management - of park activities - is evident in the atypical (for Costa...More

7  Thank PuravidaPlaya
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I had been to the Curu Wildlife Refuge 10 years ago and really enjoyed the lack of tourists in the park so of course decided to go back on my current trip in the area. The park has changed a bit as you can now...More

3  Thank leona73
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We came to curu several days. Paid Juan to give us a tour. He was amazing. I highly recommend him. his English is quite good. We saw so many birds and monkeys. We also went to Tortuga with him and also the bio illuminesence snorkels...More

3  Thank canella1
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived about 8am. It was super hot and humid so we opted for one of the shorter paths. We heard howler monkeys right away, had a difficult time finding them on the way in because the canopy was so thick, I insisted it was...More

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Was there at 11 am. Went for two trails. Did not see any animals there. Did see monkeys at the entrance though, Hanging around in the parking lot. Maybe i was unlucky but i left and cancelled the other trails. Seemed totally deserted the place!!...More

Thank Jacob N
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We saw over 10 species of animals on our hike here. Iguanas, tons of different large butterflies, several kinds of monkeys, large and small birds, lizards, a crocodile, deer, raccoon, agouti, and more! However we were very quiet on our walk- which allowed us to...More

1  Thank inFlightStew
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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