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Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

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Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
+506 2656 0920
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  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
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“dry forest” (5 reviews)
“great eye” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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+506 2656 0920
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"dry forest"
in 5 reviews
"great eye"
in 3 reviews
"trees and plants"
in 4 reviews
"samara trails"
in 5 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 4 reviews
"insect repellent"
in 3 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 7 reviews
"great hike"
in 4 reviews
"guided hike"
in 2 reviews
"morning hike"
in 2 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 3 reviews
"costa rica"
in 6 reviews
"samara adventure company"
in 2 reviews
"great guide"
in 2 reviews
"preserve"
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"insects"
in 6 reviews
"summit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time! Our guide, Berny, was fantastic! He sees things we wouldn't have seen and is very, very knowledgeable! We saw many birds, trees, plants and mammals, including monkeys! We were amazed by the beauty and history of the reserve!

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

If you are spending multiple days in Samara, you need to book this tour! Our guide, Berny, did a great job providing information about the Tropical Dry Forest and had a great eye and ear for the local wildlife. The lookouts were magnificent. Well worth...More

Thank Jerome S
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

A very well informed guide took us on a 2 hour walk through the reserve to see all teh plants and animals - owls, bats, monkeys lots of types of birds. Great view over the reserve to the sea and island from the top of...More

Thank Mogulski
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

My husband and my 5 year old daughter visited the Werner Sauter Biological Reserve on April 14, 2018 with a professional tour guide Berny Castillo arranged by Samara-Carillio Info Center. It was a great experience. We learned a whole lot of information about specific trees...More

Thank PortPhil
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

If you are very interested in trees and birds, this is the tour for you. But it wasn’t for us. The guide knew his stuff but we were pretty bored, especially the kids (11 and 13). The tour was supposed to be 3 1/2 hours...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Pick of from the hotel and ride to the parc was about 10-15 min. We have seen a lot of interesting trees and plants. Not a lot of birds...I assume due to the wind.

2  Thank katmat1997
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the reserve. He did his best to find birds, butterflies, and mammals. The walk had a few spots where good balance was helpful. We did not have any bug problems. It was a little warm and...More

1  Thank doug s
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our guide,Berny,was so knowledgable and enthusiastic,showing us birds with the telescope and telling us the history and the properties of the trees and shrubs that we saw on this incredibly informative tour.We finished up with fresh pineapple and watermelon,and soft drinks.Recommend doing the early morning...More

Thank Stevml
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Three to four hour walking tour of the reserve was enjoyable. We saw tons of birds, troupes of monkeys, and beautiful natural areas. Suitable for kids.

Thank Rebecca P
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Costa Rica is highly eco friendly and this preserve is proof. We had an informative hike with Bernie who we would highly recommend. Learned a lot as well as saw a variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. If you are into nature, this is a...More

Thank Nancy E
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Fred G
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous respondent. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a lot would be missed without his guidance and knowledge. The pace is slow enough to catch your breath and get good photos. You wouldn't want it... More
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