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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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just wow. we saw coatimundis, howler monkeys, a sloth, toucans, a respledent quetzal, and on and on. The place is world class. Treat it with respect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

just wow. we saw coatimundis, howler monkeys, a sloth, toucans, a respledent quetzal, and on and on. The place is world class. Treat it with respect.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very knowledgeable guide, wonderful way to experience the cloud forest, and see tarantulas, snakes, birds, & spiders.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning view of a pair of Quetzals. Hummingbirds. Guan. Waterfall. Get a guide. An absolute must. Nice cafe about 100 yards up road from entrance.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were so lucky, before we had even got into the reserve our guide spotted four quetzals flying about in the car park. Got some great shots too. So many animals to see. I loved the hummingbirds esp. You can get so close to them!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband would rate this much lower than I did. He called it "a lot of walking for little to no reward" and overrated. You have to know that he hates walking for the sake of walking. I would agree with him that it was a bit disappointing. We saw maybe one bird and very few flowers, and we took... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk brings you intimately close to the vegetation in the rain forest. You will see it at ground level at times and then looking down at it from a suspended cable bridge. Most of the time we had the trail to ourselves and could enjoy the quiet and beauty of it all. This is a must do.

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Laguna Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful cloud forests of the world, teeming with wildlife and incredible trees. We had a great guide, Oscar (see his review under Nasua Tours), who showed us quetzals, parrots, howler monkeys, snakes, toucans and numerous other wildlife and rare trees. You definitely need a good guide such as Oscar to make the most of this park.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience in a Cloud Forest, so I was amazed! I took a daytime tour, which was great. I think we would have seen more wildlife if we took the night tour, but it was still very interesting to learn about the plants and other natural resources of the area.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the monteverde cloud forest reserve was one of the best hikes ever. we stay in hotel close to the reserve, so we took a few hikes as they have several trails, highly recommended

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Thank Silvia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked for a full day and loved it! But, then next day I hired Oscar Castillo of Nasua Tours, a consummate pro, and saw Quetzals and thirty ther species. Hire Oscar if you can, and do so as far in advance as you can, because he is one of the very best!

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