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Esteban Daily Guided Tours

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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8685 5982
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Fantastic morning tour

Myself and my boyfriend had a brilliant morning nature tour around the Curi-Cancha Reserve. He is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emma R
via mobile
Fantastic time with Esteban

We spent the morning with Esteban at the Curi-Cancha preserve and had a fantastic few hours with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
xnjgirl
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Laguna Beach, CA
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Nature guided customized tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde as well as other birding destinations in Costa Rica, book with Esteban you wont go wrong.
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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 8685 5982
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend had a brilliant morning nature tour around the Curi-Cancha Reserve. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the birds, wildlife and trees and took time to explain what everything was and helped us take photos through his telescope. We did another nature tour...More

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the morning with Esteban at the Curi-Cancha preserve and had a fantastic few hours with him! We saw so many birds- too many to name, but highlights include: BOTH a male and female Resplendent Quetzal, a Bellbird, Orange Bellied Trogon and a bonus...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Esteban was a fantastic guide! He catered to our interests and was very informative. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly knowledgeable, has a good ear for bird calls and a sharp eye, knows his local turf very well. Was very enthusiastic and friendly. We birded Curicancha reserve with him on an afternoon and ended up with 36 species, including the Chiriqui Quail-Dove

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Monteverde with our two teenagers and wanted to do some nature hikes, but really didn't want to be with a lot of other people. We researched and found Esteban's Daily Guided Tours on Tripadvisor... We booked two private tours (day and night...More

Thank KCJ66
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Esteban is the man to go with for your private hike. His prices are reasonable and he is very knowledgeable. He was very patient with my 5 year old on our morning hike. He was able to show us a bunch of birds. He is...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Esteban is a few words was: absolutely phenomenal. He was so passionate about his trade that it made waking up at 5am so worth it. We meet him in Santa Elena for a private bird watching tour and right at the beginning, the tour had...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We recently had a private tour with Esteban birdwatching. He is very passionate about birdwatching and his knowledge is amazing. I don't know how he does it but he can recognise so many bird sounds and can imitate them as well. He had recorded bird...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I am a life-long birder (50 plus years) and this was my first visit to Costa Rica. I made contact with Esteban after watching his checklists on eBird. It was my best decision of the trip. Esteban is a fantastic birder and naturalist. His passion...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Esteban was a fantastic guide. He’s got incredible knowledge and passion, especially about birds. The other guides we ran into clearly respect him, he’s professional and friendly, and helped us spot so many animals and birds. We took a private day tour and a group...More

Thank Laura D
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Corinne L
17 June 2018|
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Response from donutboyroy | Reviewed this property |
have you tried him on whats app? That's how I communicated with him before leaving the US and while in CR. +506 8685 5982 He is very quick to respond.
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rkramadh
23 November 2016|
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Response from ectsalik | Reviewed this property |
Jean Carlo is great. Very knowledgeable and will take amazing photos on your phone with his spotting scope. Goes out of his way to find any particular animals you want to see. Wealth of information.
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Estacee
14 August 2016|
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Response from ecoastgail | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of season. I booked months in advance & he was booked the day that I originally wanted him. You have to take a taxi which is pretty reasonable. He is well worth whatever you spend.
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