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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

35 km (22 mi) southeast of Tilaran | 167 km (104 mi) northwest of San Jose, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Puebla, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful places I have visited in my life. Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of this places where once you have leaved, you want to come back...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I partook in a guided hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and truly enjoyed every minute of it. The staff at the park were extremely friendly and welcoming. Our guide was also very friendly and super knowledgeable about the reserve explaining all the wildlife, animals, plants, trees, etc in detail. Our tour group was small... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We travel to The monteverde for a lot of time with our car, cause se read that this cloud Forrest is a must se. Not so true. Road conditions are horrible! We pay 18$ each for entrance to walk alone. IF we took a guide it would cost around 100$ per person and The guide didnt show any animals just... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The rainforest preserve is a wonderful,way to experience the diverse ecological wonders that make Costa Rica so special. This place, Monteverde, is one of the best hiking, photography, family fun places I've ever been.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very well-kept tracks, highly professional guides, the peace and quiet with very few tourists. The pleasure of walking in the misty environment.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The reserve is great for people of all fitness levels with several different hiking trails. There are great views and you'll definitely see at least a few different kinds of animals and birds.

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Montreal, Quebec
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is magical. It feels like being in another world. The vegetation is amazing, a real old world rain forest where time seems to stand still. One of the prettiest places I've ever seen. We arrived there and where almost alone throughout our hike. Some of the trails are rougher than others, since we were with our children (7... More

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Newark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We went on a guiding hike in the cloud forrest with Johnny Villegas (AKA Johnny nature) and it a great experience. He showed use all kinds of exotic plants and animals. He us a nice history of the forrest and the multifacetted ecology lesson. Talked about how different species relate to each other and their habits. How the plants get... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent half day with a guided tour and another half day for self-guided hiking. It was beautiful and unique. It was drizzling most of the time while we were in the reserve. We saw many wild animals, including a couple of beautiful Quetzals, via tour guide's powerful binoculars. Highly recommend. note: you should hire a good guide or you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The staff were very knowledgable and recommended great hikes for the time we had available. We did not see much wildlife, but the reserve is beautiful and well worth a few hours of your time.

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