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Werner Sauter Biological Reserve

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Mountain behind Samara beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to do this in the heat of the day as it's mostly shaded. Our guide Alex was very informative, telling us a lot about the trees and plants and their traditional uses. We saw a good variety of birds and an armadillo, which was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a tour of this reserve through the adventure company in downtown Samara. We were picked up promptly at 6:30 AM to maximize the chances we'd see interesting animals and minimize discomfort from the heat. Our guide, Berny, was extremely knowledgeable about the reserve...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phsoffer
Reviewed 29 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ChristineL1782
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jerome S
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mogulski
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PortPhil
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mary P
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank doug s
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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