Curu Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

The Curú Wildlife Refuge is a Wildlife refuge of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, tropical dry forests on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, near Tambor. Although it is a wildlife refuge it is also private property forming part of a ranch of 12.14 square kilometres, two thirds of which are forest with the remainder used for cattle breeding.

Curu boasts a rich and diverse wildlife in five different habitats ranging from marine zones and mangrove swamps, to tropical dry and moist forest, as well as farmland. The refuge protects the habitat of many types of birds, as well as animals such as White-tailed Deer, howler monkeys, coyotes, armadillos and boa constrictors.

Things to See and Do

* Wildlife viewing
* Hiking
* Kayaking in the Bay of Curu
* Snorkeling
* Day trips to the Tortuga Islands

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 12.14 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +506

Travel Links – Ferry services are availabe from Puntarenas to the Southern Region (Tambor, Montezuma, Mal Pais, Santa Teresa) and Northern Region (Coyote, Samara, Nicoya and Nosara).

Sansa Airlines and Nature Air operate daily flights between San Jose and many destinations on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Information on this Web Site has been obtained from the Cruise Companies represented. However, the cruise industry is constantly changing and should be used as a guide only. We are unable to take responsibility for incorrect information and you must confirm all details at the time of booking.