Curu National Wildlife Refuge Tour

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The refuge is a guided tour led by knowledgeable local guides who provide insights into the area’s ecology and conservation efforts.

Curú National Wildlife Refuge is a pristine nature reserve located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It was established in 1983 with the primary goal of protecting the region’s diverse ecosystems, including tropical dry forests, mangroves, beaches, and coral reefs.

The refuge spans over 3,603 hectares (8,900 acres) and is managed by the Costa Rican government’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). One of the unique features of Curú is its combination of terrestrial and marine habitats, which support a remarkable array of plant and animal species.

Within Curú National Wildlife Refuge, visitors can explore a variety of habitats, including dense forests teeming with wildlife, picturesque beaches with crystal-clear waters, and mangrove swamps that serve as important nurseries for marine life.

Some of the notable wildlife species that can be found in Curú include howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, coatis, agoutis, armadillos, and a rich diversity of bird species such as scarlet macaws, toucans, and various species of parrots. The waters surrounding the refuge are home to diverse marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and even humpback whales during certain times of the year.

Visitors to Curú can enjoy a range of activities such as hiking along nature trails, birdwatching, snorkeling, kayaking, and wildlife spotting. 

Overall, Curú National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and biodiversity of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast while supporting conservation efforts in the region.

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