Curi Cancha Birdwatching Tour
Monteverde's Birding Paradise
- Solo Traveler
For bird enthusiasts, Curi Cancha is a dream come true. With over 200 species of birds identified within the reserve, it’s no wonder that avid birdwatchers flock here worldwide. The elusive resplendent quetzal, its vibrant plumage, and distinctive tail feathers are a sought-after sighting among visitors. Other notable bird species include the three-wattled bellbird, emerald toucanet, and black-faced solitaire. Even though you may pay an entrance fee to explore this reserve alone, I recommend going on the Curi Cancha Guided Birdwatching Tour instead.
With years of experience and the appropriate equipment, local tour guides offer you a higher chance of spotting these feathered wonders and learning about their behaviors and habitats.
The Curi Cancha Birdwatching Tour is a highly specialized, 5-hour birding tour. The experience starts at 6 AM at CASEM, a hotspot for birdwatching in Monteverde. Here, you will see a wide variety of birds on the open roads of Monteverde with the help of our professional, certified local guide. Then, you can have breakfast (not included) at Stella’s Bakery, another hotspot for good birding in the area.
Next, we will return in our vehicles and head to Curi Cancha Reserve to explore the best trails for birding for another three or so hours, for a total of 5 good hours of birding with the help of a knowledgeable and well-equipped expert.
This experience is only for adults (12+), and the price starts at $125 per person, including the tour guide fees and the entrance fee to Curi Cancha Reserve. As an extra, you may purchase breakfast, pastry, or hot drinks at Stella’s Bakery before we enter the reserve.
This experience is among the most prestigious and exclusive in the area, so the groups are usually tiny (four to six people total). Therefore, if you’re a serious birder, you should consider booking your tour a few days in advance to secure your spot.