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Samara Trails

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| Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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Samara Trails Including Werner Sauter Biological Reserve
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“great hike”(18 reviews)
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Samara Trails is a trail system within the private 346 acre Werner Sauter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is in Dry Tropical forest and contains various species of plants and animals including monkeys, birds, mammals, and amphibians. The hike takes...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Samara Beach, Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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"flora and fauna"
in 24 reviews
"great hike"
in 18 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 30 reviews
"hour hike"
in 11 reviews
"dry tropical forest"
in 11 reviews
"the reserve"
in 12 reviews
"fruit"
in 25 reviews
"trees and plants"
in 9 reviews
"beat the heat"
in 3 reviews
"mango"
in 10 reviews
"werner sauter"
in 11 reviews
"costa rica"
in 38 reviews
"nature preserve"
in 4 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 8 reviews
"fantastic guide"
in 4 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 8 reviews
"interesting facts"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do the 6:30 am nature hike, to beat the heat. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water / canteen, camera, bug spray. They provided water, juice, and fresh fruit at the end. yumm! There is a descent incline, 1/2 way through, to get...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Had an excellent early morning hike with Berny. He was very well-informed and adept at finding and identifying birds. We were able to see these birds through a scope on a tripod which Berny carried throughout the hike. He also provided information about other flora...More

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Thank mary_oneill439
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a very special place that is being preserved. We had our best bird watching in Costa Rica here. The replanted mango trees and second growth areas have attracted many birds and because there are open areas it was easier to see the birds...More

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Thank 980chrisu
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Bernie was a great tour guide! We learnt a lot about the different types of species in the dry tropical forest of Guanacaste! He was very knowledgeable about everything you can find in the forests, not only in this province but in other areas of...More

Thank ladiesonthevacation
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We took the 630am guided birding/ nature tour in Werner Sauter. Our guide Luis was a delight and the tour was very well organzed. Loved it.

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Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

If you like to hike, this is the trip for you, suggest the 6:30 am one, cooler and more wildlife, glad we went there

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We went on the 6:30am tour of this dry forest with Bernie. He was very nice and super knowledgeable about the wildlife and different species living in the forest. We saw howler monkeys and lots of birds, and hiked up to a beautiful spot looking...More

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The reserve was varied and beautiful, and full of wildlife. The hike itself was not too challenging, except for one short segment to the top of a hill, where one is treated to a view of all of Samara and region. It was the guide...More

Thank TWandTW
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Outstanding guided tour (Berny), the enthusiasm throughout the tour made this experience outstanding. Their knowledge is on-point and definitely trigger some questions and help us look at the ecosystem a different way. Eqsy walk, east speed... great morning activity

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I went for a hike with 10 other girls and it blew our expectations out of the water! Our guide (Berny) was so patient with all of all explaining all of the species and allowing us all to take pictures. He was both knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank calistatemmerman
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Krystelle a
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Response from mary_oneill439 | Reviewed this property |
It might be hard for a five-year-old since some of it is uphill and it is hot there. I don't know the cost for children. If you are the only people going on the hike that day they will adjust it for you, but if other... More
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SayetaM
12 February 2016|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Alvaro's email is on the website. I have contacted him through email to book. He is very responsive.
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sle3364
12 October 2015|
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Response from RoyFamily15 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 2 hours south down the coast by car (110km). Hope you go! Thanks for asking.
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