Curú Wildlife Refuge
The Curú Wildlife Refuge is one of the smallest reserves in Costa Rica. Even so, this tiny haven, of just 208 acres (.32 square miles) has five ecological habitats, and is home to more species of wildlife than many entire countries have.
232 species of birds have been sighted, including motmots, white-fronted amazons, laughing hawks, woodpeckers, herons and scarlet macaws, which have been successfully reintroduced to the area.
Among the mammals are rare species such as ocelots, pumas, margay cats, anteaters, sloths and spider monkeys.
The beaches play nest to leatherback, pacific ridley and hawksbill turtles.
The park has eleven well-marked trails, classified from very easy to difficult, that can be used by visitors.
There is also a white coral sand beach with calm water at the bay of Curú for those who would like to cool off after their hike.
|The staff at Curú recommend that you wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts while hiking, to protect against thorns and mosquitoes. They also suggest that you refrain from using perfume and scented-shampoos and soap.
Punta Coral can be visited on our 3-day and 6-day tours.