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Esteban Daily Guided Tours

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Nature guided customized tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde as well as other birding destinations in Costa Rica, book with Esteban you wont go wrong.
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Reserva de Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 8685 5982
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Esteban was recommended to us by friends who had had the privilege of having him as their guide during their first trip to Costa Rica. His tour was one of the most memorable parts of our first visit to this beautiful country. Not only was...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 signed up with Esteban for a private birding/nature tour in Curi Canchia and a night tour. They were both absolutely wonderful. Esteban clearly knows a lot and is passionate about the birds. We saw 3 quetzals (one with a feather!), spider...More

Thank Papadroid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did a private tour with Esteban at the Curi Cancha Park in Monteverde. This was our first tour of our CR trip and so informative! We were very fortunate to find 4 separate male quetzals on this tour, as well as the elusive...More

Thank lkg24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! Esteban created an immersive environment that allowed us to enjoy the nature to its complete fullness. And he provided the opportunity to ask as many questions as we had. He is so knowledgeable (especially about birds!), and so incredibly skilled at detecting and finding...More

Thank AshtonQ
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Our family of 3 signed up for both his night tour and private birding tour. The night tour was constant fun between the sloths, vipers, tarantulas, insects, etc. The birding tour was unmatched as Esteban's knowledge is extensive for even the the most advanced birders....More

Thank RossF2000
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Monteverde has several reserves and we didn't know which one at this time of the year would be the best to see plenty of birds. So we decided to hire Esteban. He chose Curi Cancha and we spent with him a wonderful morning. He was...More

Thank helenevivi
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Esteban was a great guide for our night tour of the Santa Maria park and point out lots of animals that we never would have noticed if we went on our own. The highlight for us was seeing an Owl about 20 feet from us!!

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We hired Esteban for a private night tour and a private bird tour in Monteverde. We are both zoologists with a broad interest in wildlife and I am an ornithologist. For both trips he picked us up at our hotel. He was extremely knowledgeable, spoke...More

Thank powera2
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We did a night tour with Esteban at Santa Maria. Sloths, vipers, tarantulas and more! Our family of 5 loved it; even in the rain. Our kids (15, 13, 9) enjoyed the rainforest so much more by having a guide and learned so much about...More

Thank CCK2000
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable of the area and very competent. Was able to see many of my target birds. Esteban is also very amiable and fluent in English.

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Corinne L
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Response from donutboyroy | Reviewed this property |
have you tried him on whats app? That's how I communicated with him before leaving the US and while in CR. +506 8685 5982 He is very quick to respond.
23 November 2016|
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Response from ectsalik | Reviewed this property |
Jean Carlo is great. Very knowledgeable and will take amazing photos on your phone with his spotting scope. Goes out of his way to find any particular animals you want to see. Wealth of information.
14 August 2016|
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Response from ecoastgail | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of season. I booked months in advance & he was booked the day that I originally wanted him. You have to take a taxi which is pretty reasonable. He is well worth whatever you spend.