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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

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Address: 35 km (22 mi) southeast of Tilaran | 167 km (104 mi) northwest of San Jose, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 2645-5123
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Amazing - Even better with a guide!

Went and visited here with my boyfriend despite comments saying it was busy.. we took the advice of others and got a guide. Our guide Oliver had impeccable english and a very high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went and visited here with my boyfriend despite comments saying it was busy.. we took the advice of others and got a guide. Our guide Oliver had impeccable english and a very high level of biological knowledge that lead to some great conversation about the forest and environmental issues in Costa Rica and around the world. We also were able... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What an amazing experience! Our guide, Esteban Mendez Vargas provided us with an exciting and fact-filled tour of the cloud forest and the night tour. He is so knowledgable about nature, birds, insects, Monteverde, Costa Rica, and the world. He was able to provide us with very interesting information. The tour was amazing. We saw a parrot, quetzal, bell bird,... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful forest! Even when it rains! I saw a quetzal for the first time ever. The only thing, it is very corwded, which is not great for seeing animals and birds.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We recently visited this park, my husband and 8yr old did the Monteverde reserve hike with our guide Michael from Thumbs Up Tours.com after reading excellent reviews about them, we got a private guided tour inside the parks installations and saw quetzals, frogs, orchids, and left with a greater understanding of why we need to protect our forests. We only... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is what you call A#1 conservation. The hike through the forest can be strenuous, but if you have a guide you will be overwhelmed with what you learn. Yes I rained, but don't forget, this is a nature outing. The suspension bridges are fabulous! The hummingbird gallery was great. Lots of close-up activity, and lots of variety.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I am a city boy - but every now and then it is great to get out into nature and the Cloud Forest reserve did not disappoint. Went on a perfect day - no crowds at all - literally saw just a handful of people on the trails. Went with a guide and it was interesting and really a beautiful... More 

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place have left its good reputation behind long ago, now is just like an amusement park, so many people walking the trails back and forth every day. Forget about birding, forget about enjoying nature quietly, not anymore, there no control whatsoever about the amount of people getting into the reserve, they say there is a maximum but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fell in love with Monteverde's misty cloud forest; so luscious and green! Bring a windbreaker, it can get a little chilly, and it rains for the most part in Monteverde. The ride to the cloud forest was an interesting one, you go through some of the bumpiest terrains so please be very cautious if you are renting a vehicle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to visit in Costa Rica where the temperature is mild and the humidity was low during our visit in April 2015. The area is lush green and the views of the canopy from the suspension bridges are awesome. The cloud formation is most spectacular when the conditions are right and its great to see the division in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We went to the cloud forest reserve with a guide at 730am we saw half a dozen or so Quetzals but did not have a smartphone. The best photographs are taken through the guides spotter and you cannot do this with an SLR or a point and shoot. Even though my husband had his long lens on the SLR our... More 

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