We booked a Curu Tour with Eduardo a naturalist who has been doing private tours for many years. He charged $75 per person for a 3 hour tour which was listed as including a jungle tour & beach tour of flora and fauna.
We saw howler monkeys, and macaws before even getting to Curu on our ride up. Eduardo pulled the car over for us to get out and get a closer look. At Curu we saw white faced monkeys, raptors, deer, spider monkeys that were being rehabilitated that we were able to feed bananas to which was awesome. I think we expected to hear more information & background about the grounds- especially the plant life (I'm and herbalist!) but really we just walked around the grounds together- which we could have done without him. When we got to the beach area, Eduardo just said we had 45 minutes to look around on our own- so he had no part in talking about the life on the beach. Again, we could have done this on our own. Don't get me wrong the Curu was wonderful and we saw amazing wildlife, we just didn't need a personal guide or to spend $150 to do it. Eduardo did burn us a CD of the images of Costa Rica's beautiful wildlife that he's captured over the years which was a plus for sure. Definitely make the trip to Curu but skip the guide:)
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