Curi-Cancha Reserve
Curi-Cancha Reserve

Curi-Cancha Reserve

Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109

The Basics

The reserve’s daily visitor limit makes advance booking essential. Opt for a guided tour in order to learn about the reserve’s natural history, biodiversity, and conservation efforts, and to increase your chances of spotting elusive wildlife. For a chance to see nocturnal wildlife and hear the evening chorus of frogs and insects, visit as part of a night tour. Birdwatchers can also join a guided birding walk.

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Hiking to Curi-Cancha Reserve
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Hiking to Curi-Cancha Reserve
$32.00 per adult
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Good all round nature tour
We saw a viper, sloth, white eared sparrow and lots of humming birds. Definitely worth doing if you want to see some wildlife; done in a way to minimise impact on the wildlife. Make sure you have a rain jacket
Steven4501, Dec 2023

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Curi-Cancha Reserve is a must-visit for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

  • This private reserve provides a less-crowded alternative to other nearby cloud forest reserves.

  • All tours of the reserve require advanced reservations—even self-guided walks.

  • Bring binoculars to help identify birds in the forest canopy.

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How to Get There

The Curi-Cancha Reserve is located in Montverde near the popular Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You can reach Curi-Cancha by taking the main road toward Monteverde from Santa Elena, or simplify your trip by booking a tour that offers hotel pickup and drop-off.

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When to Get There

If you want to explore the reserve on a self-guided walk, visit between 7am and 3pm. Otherwise, birdwatching tours are every day at 6:30am, natural history tours are offered at 8am and 1pm. Night tours depart at 5:30pm.

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Birdwatching in Curi-Cancha Reserve

The biodiverse Curi-Cancha Reserve is home to around 200 different bird species, making it a top draw for birdwatchers. Birds include the resplendent quetzal, three-wattled bellbird, blue-crowned motmot, and orange-bellied trogon. To increase your chances of seeing these birds and other species throughout the park, book a tour and let a guide help you spot and identify the birds. Plus, keep track of the birds you spot on the reserve’s bird checklist.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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