Ben Curry had always dreamed of the adventurous life. As a young boy, and eventually as a young man studying at Cambridge University, he knew there must be a bigger, bolder life waiting for him somewhere. In 1957 he found it. Or, better yet, perhaps it found him.
That summer, a Cambridge-sponsored botanical expedition took him to a remote region of Colombia where he became captivated with its natural beauty and its people. A short time later, he purchased a primitive 500-acre homestead and named the fledgling cattle ranch “Curucucú,” after a local species of songbird. The grand adventure had begun.
For more than 50 years, Ben has made his home in Colombia. Today, he resides in a small coastal village near the Venezuelan border.