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Curu National Wildlife Refuge

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Paquera, Puntarenas | Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa Teresa
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Privately owned, this refuge has excellent birding and wildlife watching.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“isla tortuga” (8 reviews)
“fruit” (9 reviews)
“spider monkeys” (11 reviews)
Paquera, Puntarenas | Paquera, Puntarenas, Nicoya 50201, Costa Rica
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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!

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 7 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
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is a beautiful small park, with some great walks. I stayed in the cabins on site. The cabins are quite simple but peaceful and just steps from the beach. I enjoyed sitting on the beach to see the stars and to watch the sunrise....More

4  Thank ctbpny
Reviewed 25 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
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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