Natural guided hikes inside Curú
Trail inside Curú.
Curú Wild Life Refuge is provided with various different trails so visitors can enjoy different ecosystems and a large number of animals. Among other things tourists can enjoy animals such as: the White-faced monkeys, Howler monkey, Cara Caras, White tail deer, aguti, cocodriles.
White face monkeys are easily observed around the administration area or on the trails, they form social groups of 25 individuals guided by Alpha male. Each troup patrol their territory in search for food base on insects and fruits.
Spider Monkeys are rare to see in the forest because they like the upper part of the trees, were they feel safe and and have access to the ripe fruits.
The trails are easy and without risk of getting lost, however if you hire a local guide, this will allow you to learn more about the history of Curú and understand the different ecosystems that interact in the area. Luis Schutt is a local guide, he is one of the owners and son of Federico Schutt, founder of Curu. Whith more than 10 years of experience guiding.
Birds are definitely a major attraction within the Curú Wild Life Refuge, where you can observe resident birds all year round, but during the dry seasonthis place is also visited by a large number of both terrestrial and aquatic migratory birds.
Depending on the month or the time of your visit, you will find different varieties of species. Among the most common are the Motmot, Trogons,Long-tailed Manakin, Crested Caracara, Herons, Magpies and many more.
The ghost crabs form a red carpet on the main beach in a great red spot, every time the tide goes down. In the inner part multicolor crabs abound during the rainy season and sleep in their holes during the dry season . The "Tajalin" crab is very common in the area of coconut plantations near the beach, within the mangroves the most common is the purple color.
The most common reptiles inside Curú are the "Garrobos" or gray iguana. The Basilisk or Jesus Christ, (for his ability to walk on water) are commonly sited near he river. Boas Constrictor were used by Don Federico inside his residence because they are the best control for rats, better and cheaper than a cat.
Trees are abundant and provide shelter and food for all species on the Refuge. Most prominent are the majestic Ceibo, which can grow to more than forty meters (120ft). Native fruit trees are also present and provide food and shelter for the species.
|NO GUIDE||HIKE WITH A LOCAL GUIDE
1 1/2 hours
1 1/2 hours
|-$0||$ 15 each person||$ 20 each person|
|Minimum participants: 2 persons.
The Park entrance fee of $ 15 must additionally be paid at the Reserve's entrance