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Curu Costa Rica Cruise Port

Location:

The Curú Wildlife Refuge is a Wildlife refuge of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, 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 kilometers, two-thirds of which are forest with the remainder used for cattle breeding.

You will be tendered to shore.

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Sightseeing:

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Excursions normally offered are:

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

If you plan to travel outside the towns: protection against mosquito bites is very important, wearing lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts and using insect repellents with high concentrations of DEET is recommended by the CDC

Nearby Places:

Costa Rica is Spanish for rich coast. As such, one can expect to find this place to be the ideal tropical paradise. A native song is that the Virgin Mary came down to Costa Rica and never went back to Heaven.

Costa Rica is often called the Switzerland of Central America.

There is such biodiversity in Costa Rica not only because it's a land bridge between North and South America, but also because the terrain is so varied and there are weather patterns moving in from both the Pacific and Atlantic/Caribbean. There are impressive volcanoes, mountain areas, rivers, lakes, and beaches all throughout the country. There are many beautiful beaches - most of the popular ones are on the Pacific side but the Caribbean has many excellent beaches as well.

Shopping and Food:

Finding a place to eat out isn't difficult in Costa Rica and generally speaking wherever you head for, the standards of hygiene in the kitchens are high and you run little risk of getting food poisoning. Expensive restaurants may not necessarily offer the best food and visitors are encouraged to try the smaller establishments, known as sodas, which the locals tend to frequent and the food is as authentic as it gets, while frequently of a standard equal to or higher than expensive venues.

Currency:

The local currency is Colón(es). The rate of exchange is about 490 Colones for 1 US Dollar. You can find ATMs in most places. They normally dispense US Dollars and Colones.

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Communication:

Spanish is the main language in Costa Rica. English is used widely in areas populated by international tourists.

The emergency number in Costa Rica is 911

Cafes which offer free WiFi for customers are fairly easy to find in tourist areas.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shopping hours
Mon-Sat 0900-1800/1900. There may be variations between areas.

Costa Rica is a Catholic country and its holidays are mostly church-related. Most businesses, including banks, are closed on official holidays. The country closes down entirely during the biggest holiday time, Easter Holy Week, but only during Holy Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, by Holy Sunday, some services might be available, but don't count on it in remote parts of the country.

Most Ticos now take the whole Christmas holiday week through New Year as an unofficial holiday.

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