Curu National Wildlife Refuge, Nicoya

3.7
#1 of 9 in Things to do in Nicoya
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.
Create an itinerary including Curu National Wildlife Refuge
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Curu National Wildlife Refuge Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
348 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This place is fabulous. There is ample opportunity for birdwatching, lots of fauna, nice trails, hordebackriding and two beautiful beaches. My favorite: Curú, even over the white beach of Quesera. We....  more »
  • Stopped here with a Road Scholar touring group to see the animals and rainforest. Spotted quite a number of animals. Very good place to see and interact with wildlife.  more »

Plan your trip to Nicoya

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Nicoya

4.4
Duration: 8 hours
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Nicoya

4.7
Duration: 3h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 4 hours