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Curi Cancha Reserve, Monteverde

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#2 of 175 in Wildlife Areas in Province of Puntarenas
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Discover a piece of Costa Rican cloud forest at Curi Cancha Reserve. The 96 hectare (237 acre)wildlife refuge was established as a nature reserve in 1997 and serves as a scenic spot for hiking and bird-watching. Take a guided tour or set off on the trails by yourself, exploring the primary cloud forest that's sprawled with pieces of open space that make it easier to spot native animals. Roaming the trails, you might see toucans, resplendent quetzals, sloths, anteaters, howler monkeys, or capuchins. Make Curi Cancha Reserve part of your personalized Monteverde itinerary using our Monteverde itinerary planner.
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  • We had done the Sky bridge canopy tour the previous day, and our guide, Carlos Vasquez, recommended Curi Cancha as a place to see a different ecosystem. He was determined to find the keel-billed touca...  more »
  • This hike was amazing, unfortunately our group didn't see many mammals but you can't control nature right? The forest was amazing though, just hiking and seeing the mountains was unbelievable. The wea...  more »
  • We hit very unfortunate weather the entire time we were in the Santa Elena area due to an unusual tropical depression that had blanketed the entire country with rain and plagued the Monteverde area wi...  more »