Curi Cancha Reserve, Monteverde

#2 of 32 in Nature in Province of Puntarenas
Must see · Forest · Nature / Park
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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  • This was a perfect setting for bird watching in the Monteverde-area. The paths are well-maintained with excellent spots set up in viewing range of specific trees that were known favorites of birds...  more »
  • Johnnylovesnature Eco Tour, personable, knowledgeable, entertaining and delivered some cool birding. He knows Curi Cancha inside out.  more »
  • We did the 6:30am bird watching tour ($100 per person, $80 for tour and $20 for reserve entry) with David, and it was spectacular! 4.5 hours flew by - we saw AMAZING birds and learned a ton from our guide about their history an habits. David is an enthusiastic birder and a passionate advocate for nature, deftly navigating between the species book, an audio library of calls, and the telescope for better views. The Reserve has primary and secondary forests, meaning you get to see many types of birds throughout the walk. It was also great to support this excellent reserve, especially as tourism has fallen due to COVID. Would definitely visit again!
  • I loved playing with the hummingbirds! The trails are beautiful and easy to walk. Lots of wild life also

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