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 chose this company based on the several good reviews on trip advisor. The communication through email was great, but when we arrived it was terrible. One person in the entire place spoke English an...  more »
  • This was my second visit to Curu. My husband and I enjoyed it so much that I brought my mom to see it. The cabins are very rustic -- no fridge, no A/C and no hot water. I'm fine with all of that. Wher...  more »
  • I stayed two days and one night at the Curu refuge in March, and this was one of the nicest parks in Costa Rica. Many animals of monkeys, of birds, reptiles, deer and fawns, raccoons and many others. The Park is very quiet and avoid the throngs of tourists during the hiking on trails very well signposted. Do not hesitate to sleep there, the bungalow are simple but clean and located on the beach... you can enjoy the park once the visitors are gone and the morning before opening in an absolutely perfect tranquility.
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