Curu National Wildlife Reserve

Size: 84 hectares.
Dry season: January through March.
Distance from San José: 151 kilometers.
Trails: Yes.


Curu Refuge is located in the beautiful region of Nicoya, Guanacaste. Despite its small size, it hosts a variety of terrestrial and marine biodiversity.
Existing habitats include semi-deciduous forest with a mixture of evergreen and semi-deciduous trees, low growing woods near the beach, mangrove swamps and beach trees. Some of the larges trees in these forests are the silk cotton, Panama and the Redwood.
Mammals, which can be seen in both the cabin and the adjacent forests belong to the white-tailed deer, raccoons, pacas, opossums, monkeys, coyotes, and coatis. There are also a lot of types of lizards, is the most common of ctenosaur, the green iguana and boa constrictor. Even birds can be found in abundance on species such as the laughing falcon, broad-winged hawks and cattle egret a common sight.
Aquatic life are nocturnal hermit crabs, which are very numerous on the beach and on land. There is an almost extinct species of oyster (Ocypode occidentalis) are found here, as well as lobsters, chitons and crabs mouthless.