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Address: 5 kilometros al norte de Sta. Elena Monteverde, Santa Elena 7572-1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 26455700
Description: Two beatiful vintage trains will take the visitor through an amazing 2...
Two beatiful vintage trains will take the visitor through an amazing 2 hour trip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Ideal for family groups and people with mobility limitations. Great views of the Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, restaurant, souvenir shop and gourmet coffee shop available, open year round from 7 am to 4 pm, night tours available upon request.
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Good with Small Kids

Great guides, fun and knowledgable,great activity if you have younger kids, older ones might not be as interested. I found the new and old growth very interesting to observe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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Nosara, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very interesting. Several species of plants, insects and birds are only found in this mountain range. By all means use a guide. They know the details and where to find the things you would want to see. Otherwise you will be playing nature's version of "Where's Waldo".

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den helder
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very nice forest. We were lucky to have an excellent guide. We saw a lot of animals and also a quetzal!

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was absolutely fantastic.It is so much better with a good guide.My 13 year old son said this was the highlight of the trip and thats saying a lot since we were all over CostaRica zip lining and hiking and hanging out at the beach.You must not miss this lovely place.

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great guides, fun and knowledgable,great activity if you have younger kids, older ones might not be as interested. I found the new and old growth very interesting to observe.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The experience you have will depend on the guide that you get to escort round the forest. All the guides are extremely informative but some are more enthusiastic than others. The humming bird gallery in the near by coffee shop is a must.

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Golden, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pedestrian and slow going, not full of charm or natural interest. Met some interesting Ticos here though and had fun people watching. All in all, not a good use of limited time or funds.

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Toronto
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We took a trip on the TrainForest, 10 am, Feb 03/14. It was a very interesting, and informative journey. The escort provided information on the primary and secondary forest, and also the animals and birds along the way. At the end of track, the look-out view was magnificent. An optional walk the the forest is worth doing. Highly recommended.

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CANADA
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The day that we visited the "Cloud Forest" it was that, cloudy. From the train ride to the lookout and return it was great to see that these owners have invested so much into making this an experience that you probably will not see again. These scale locomotives are powered by diesel engines and look authentic . The rail cars... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Don´t get me wrong, the staff was great and everything, but there is nothing original about this train tour (aside from the fact that you are on a train). The only interesting thing to see is a nice spot where you can see (if it is not clouded) the Arenal Volcano and a great view. If I want to walk... More 

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Brockville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

On the surface this seemed like too much of a 'tourist' thing for us to do. It would be a mistake to miss this if you have kids. The train takes you through various parts of the cloud forest with a knowledgable guide. At the terminal part of the line you disembark for either a coffee or hiking break to... More 

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Address: 5 kilometros al norte de Sta. Elena Monteverde, Santa Elena 7572-1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 26455700
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena

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