Curu National Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya

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Animal lovers and eco-tourists never want to leave Curu National Wildlife Refuge, which runs a sustainable development program to preserve the area's natural habitat. The reserve brims with wildlife, so while exploring the tropical jungle, look out for big cats, monkeys, turtles, raccoons, and some of 232 species of birds. You can choose from hiking trails, horseback riding tours, a restaurant, a souvenir shop and cabin rentals. Only visitors staying in the cabins may stay after 4:00 p.m. - all others must vacate the wildlife refuge. To visit Curu National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions in Nicoya, use our Nicoya trip itinerary maker .
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  • We were there a Friday at 11:00 in the morning and didn't see anyone on the paths. Reserve seemed us very well preserved, we had quite the sensation of being in a zoo or Park built. We had only two paths (which one to visit the enclosure of the spider monkeys that we could observe with binoculars) but these walks appeared us to be quite different from others that we made up here (Reserve Santa Elena, Cabo Blanco, La Fortuna Waterfall, etc.). We have very much appreciated and recommend!
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  • We have chosen Curu turismo for output snokerling + isla Tortuga, even starting with the boat out from 9 to avoid the arrival of tourism, we have not seen a lot of fish, the water being relatively cloudy day where we did it. Then we continued the output on a quiet beach of isla Tortuga, quiet and pretty Beach in a large Creek, little more fun, fruit and fish offered by the crew on the beach. Back to the reserve we could see capuchin monkeys and raccoons crabbers very closely, which is not shy and we decided to make one of the ballads in the reserve indicated on the plan, not very explicit as the advice given by a person of hospitality.
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  • We have been charmed by this reserve. Snorkelling activities have been a highlight of our trip, both by the beauty of the place as the home of Captain Andrey who was personalized and warm point.
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