In 1970 the Lowther family purchased the property and named it Curi-Cancha, the name derived from “Golden Enclosure” in Inca.
In 1997 the property was legally designated a Refugio de Vida Silvestre and in 2011 Curi-Cancha Reserve opened to tourists in its current form.
Curi-Cancha is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Indeed, over 200 species of birds have been observed making their home in Curi-Cancha. Frequently sighted mammals include armadillo, coati, agouti, kinkajou, ocelot, two-toed sloth, and three species of monkey: mantled howler, white-faced capuchin, and spider monkey.
Our main goal is to protect the flora and fauna and at the same time provide a first rate and environmentally responsible service to our guests.