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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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Beautiful greenery and nature

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our guide, "Jose" was quite experienced and knowledgeable. He went out of his way to point out various birds, insects and plants. This was a magical hike and learning experience. Very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful and mystical, the cloud forest has a vibrant touch of magic, with its large variety of life forms, hidden or visible. The geens and greys combined wody the light contrasts just make the best photos even with a basic camera!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We enjoyed this visit with our tour guide Sergio. Don't go without a guide from the reserve. Allow 2.5 hours and extra time to explore on your own including the hanging bridge. Good weather will make a difference! We were fortunate to have selected a nice weather day. You read a lot about poor road and best way to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Although a bit pricey at $20 for entry this was a worthwhile experience. We had no guide yet spotted many different types of birds and insects. It was raining and windy a lot of the time so be prepared for that. And there was no view from the viewpoints. Just cloud. It really depends on the day. We hiked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On our tour with guide Sergio we were lucky enough to see 5 quetzals! And many other birds and animals. Sergio was very good at spotting - whitout guide it's just a walk in the forrest with no chance to see something! Therefore a guide for the 2.5h tour is highly recommended! We booked it right at the entrance to... More 

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