Curu is a biological reserve in Costa Rica, officially named "Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Curu" ("Curu National Wildlife Refuge"). It is located on Peninsula de Nicoya, on the country's Pacific Ocean coast. The park has diverse wildlife - from phantom crabs to white faced monkeys. It covers a total area of approx 84 ha (0,84 km2 / 0,32 ml2). Here tourists can see wildlife in 5 distinct habitats that vary from hill forests to mangrove lagoons.
Three miles of shoreline are marked with small coves and three white-sand beaches. A total of 232 birds' species have been counted, including white-fronted amazons, motmots, woodpeckers, herons and laughing hawks. Among the mammals are such rare species like pumas, ocelots, anteaters and margay cats. Even the reintroduction of scarlet macaws, sloths and spider monkeys seems to be successful.
On the beach pacific ridley, leatherback- and hawksbill turtles lay eggs. Of vital importance to the future of marine ecosystem is the habitat of mangrove swamps. A huge number of small organisms live in the nutrient-rich mud of the swamps and build the basis of marine food chain. Here are found the breeding grounds of plenty of Pacific fish. Crowds of water birds nest and feed in the thickets. All 5 of the mangrove species in Costa Rica are represented in Curu.
Curu cruise terminal
Reserva Curu is often included in cruise itineraries that vist Puntarenas.
The Curu cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Curu, Costa Rica.
If you lose the Curu location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.