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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 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Juan Carlos was a great tour guide. He's very personable and knowledgeable.i would have walked right by 90 percent of the things he pointed out. He helped us find the elusive quetzal and even got us a picture through his telescope. In general the cloud forest is amazing, we walked all the way to the continental divide with views all... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This forest is beautifully preserved and easy to hike. Make sure you go early and get a guide. Adrian was fantastic, and he really knew his birds! There's so much life in the cloud forest that you'll miss too much if you don't have someone experienced with you. Also, don't forget to visit the hummingbird area. There are 7 species... More

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Fredericton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the trails. Could us a few rest stop areas with benches along the trails because the ground is damp/wet.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A wonderful experience in the Monteverde Cloudforest. Ancient trees, wildlife and great trails. The guides are waiting at the entrace but you don't need a guide as the trails are well marked and easy accesible.

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Fountain Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was a great place to hike, we saw lots of birds and beautiful plants. Only saw a few big animals! We wished we had more time to walk!

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This trip was worth the drive from the ship. The hummingbirds were amazing and not bothered by everyone taking their pictures. The butterfly area was very interesting and the guide did an excellent job describing the life cycle of the butterflies. We had a very nice lunch at the restaurant on the beautiful grounds.

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Spent bulk of approximately 2 & 1/2 hours looking for rare birds on tree tops. And the birds we had to look thru the guides scope. Wish we spent more time getting to know more about the forest. But do go in the AM as it gets more crowded late AM and PM

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Adrian Mendez is an amazing tour guide. So knowledgable, kind, patient. He found so many beautiful birds and animals on our tour! And took beautiful pictures for us on our smartphones thru his telescope. He is a special guy- truly understands and is passionate about preserving this beautiful part of this lovely country. Feel so lucky to have been on... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Sky Walk alone is worth the trip. Everyone who enters will see something different as they cross the series of bridges above the trees. The views are breathtaking. Stand silently in the middle of one - you will be filled with wonder.

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Monument, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

After our family of 4- with 2 kids 9 and 12 - had so much fun zip lining and night hiking in monteverde- the cloud forest reserve self guided hike was a bit anti climatic. I think we would have gotten a lot more out of it if we had gotten a Guide. With the naked eye- you really can't... More

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