Curi Cancha Reserve, Monteverde

4.7
#3 of 19 in Parks in Monteverde
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. Plan to see Curi Cancha Reserve and other attractions that appeal to you using our Monteverde trip itinerary website .
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  • Beautiful reserve where we could see Emerald toucans, hummingbirds, the Word Word. Very pleasant paths and little world. I highly recommend it.
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  • A great place to visit. This was our first trip to Costa Rica so we havent visited any other Parks for a comparison but we throughly enjoyed it. To get the best from this place you need to get a early...  more »
  • We went on a lovely hike in this nature reserve and saw a lifetime's worth of hummingbirds! It's a bird watcher's paradise. Magnificent Flora and fauna.  more »

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Monteverde makes the most of its scenic natural surroundings, with an extensive choice of eco-accommodations offering an immersive natural experience. Most guests choose to stay outside of the town center to enjoy the rainforest surroundings in an eco-lodge or a family-owned ranch. Southeast, along the road to Monteverde Reserve, and north, near Don Juan Towns, you'll find some of the most popular areas to stay. If you do stay within the town center, you'll still enjoy easy access to the area's gardens and animal reserves.
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