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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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This was easily one of the highlights of our trip! We were fortunate enough to be the only people on the tour and we saw so many different birds! Multiple quetzals, motmots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was easily one of the highlights of our trip! We were fortunate enough to be the only people on the tour and we saw so many different birds! Multiple quetzals, motmots, pajaro campano, toucans and many more. We both got a pair of binoculars (not sure if this is possible with large groups) so we got to try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great guide, Donald, who introduced us to fabulous creatures and plants growing in the cloud forest. From microorchids to leeches we walked, talked and learned incredible things.

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Santa Rosa, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had very high expectations but were sadly disappointed. We drove all over the country for 2 weeks and went out of our way to go to Monteverde specifically to go to this cloud forest. If I had to do it all over, I would have skipped Monteverde all together. Driving the roads to get there just isn't worth it.... More 

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Birkeroed, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice hike. Not too many people when we were there. Unfortunately we did not really see animals but enjoyed the cloud forrest. Bring rainclothes :)

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful rainforest that climbs to the continental divide. At the entrance they ask how long you want to hike. They gave us a map with 2 ways marked so we had a choice between 3 and 4 hour hikes. Abundant wildlife. We saw Congo (Howler) monkeys and a rare sighting of a spider monkey with a baby. This even had... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I live this place! I like the variety of trails, This place is so gorgeous. Be sure to pack a rain jacket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was a truly exceptional experience, our first experience of a cloud forest. It makes the most sense to go with a guide as you'll be able to spot birds and other animals which would be less likely if you went on our own. The guide tells you about the diverse flora and fauna which is really interesting and for... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lots of great trails to explore. Saw lots of Coatis and agouti. Helpful staff, the founder's grandson, no less, gave us information about the Reserve and told us the best routes to take. Nice café on site. Would be nice if they offered a 2 day discounted pass as there's lots to see but a bit pricey.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm sure if we had a guide we may have seen more but no one else we've spoken to saw much either. We saw a couple of birds and a hummingbird and a capuchin monkey as we were leaving. No sloths or quetzal. If you're coming here for wildlife then go elsewhere. It's a nice walk with well kept trails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Monteverde Cloud Forest is the best place in Costa Rica to see the elusive quetzal. These are truly beautiful birds with long feathery tails. You will need a guide to find them. You can pick up good guides at the park entrance, all of whom have good spotting telescopes. No advance reservation is needed for these guides. The guides... More 

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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
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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