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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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popking
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Due to the rain we didn't see much in terms of animals, but our guide was fantastic (Samuel) and we learned a ton about all of the plants and various trees throughout the park. The hike was mild and interesting, anyone could do it. We did see a carnivorous snail, some millipedes, centipede, an emerald toucanette, a walking stick bug,... More

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Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

At $19 per adult it is one of the more expensive national parks in CR. We saw a couple of millipedes. All the mammals and birds were sheltering from the rain and it was too wet for frogs. Went back a second day to give another chance to redeem itself in better conditions - the "window" (ventana) view point was... More

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vienna
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

hike was awesome, great naturalist guide, learned a lot but even got totally soaked with prof rain clothes. Be defo prepared and bring rainproof jacket, pants, shoes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great hike. Wear layers, as the temp will go from warm to cool. It is definitely best to get a guide, as you will miss a lot without one.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We trailed through several forest walks during our CR trip- each lodge had something to offer, each had different species to watch for and observe and each had its own particular atmosphere. The guides are truly knowledgeable and you learn an awful lot. One had special equipment so that you can not only see through the binoculars but also take... More

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

After so many hikings around the zone it gets repetitive. We were there during rainy season so there were not many birds to watch. Forest is beautiful, is a secondary forest so you wont see many big trees but the hike is nice. It should be beautiful during dry season to go bird watching.

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Beautiful coffee houses, trecking trails and a chilled atmosphere in general. Got to see Quetzales on the rainforest trails.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really an amazing place - there are not many cloud forests to see in the world, and this one is extensively and lovely. The guides seem very knowledgeable - ours certainly was -, speak excellent English and are equipped with scopes that allow you to see details from far away. You will absolutely need a guide. We are enthusiastic wildlife... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our funny and well-informed guide, JuanCarlos, told us at the beginning that we may see a lot - or not. The forest at night is elusive but we were fortunate, and saw a number of sleeping birds including a Quetzal, along with a few small mammals, a tarantula in her home, and some incredible bioluminescent mushrooms. He had us turn... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spend a morning trekking around the damp forest looking for wild life. There was not a lot to see, though the guide made it as interesting as possible, perhaps more interest in botany would be useful. One group did find some monkeys, which seem to be the main attraction in the area. We did see some humming birds. They... More

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