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Address: Turnoff to Jardin Mariposas | off main road between Santa Elena and Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 5869
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Description: This 75-acre private wildlife preserve has more than 150 species of birds...
This 75-acre private wildlife preserve has more than 150 species of birds and 4 walking trails for scenic strolls through lush surroundings, 2 waterfalls, a impressive biodiversity.Since its a biological passway it offers an excellent opportunity to the visitors to see a big quantity of mammal and bird species of the zone.Ask for our conservation program.
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Another nice place to walk

This private reserve is convenient if you are staying in Santa Elena. We had a very pleasant unguided two-hour walk. Offered flora and fauna similar to other venues.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We spent an afternoon walking the trails. The forest is not really cloud forest as its much lower and drier as such it has different plants. We saw a good range of birds and a few animals and the views from the view points were truly stunning. We had read somewhere that we could swim in the waterfalls but the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This private reserve is convenient if you are staying in Santa Elena. We had a very pleasant unguided two-hour walk. Offered flora and fauna similar to other venues.

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Costa Rica
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sorry I just want to clarify that this place is not located at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as it says. This is an old farm that is located down on the way to Santa Elena, the only town there is. If you want to go to the cloud forest you have to follow the paved road 'till it ends... More 

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We recently visited Monteverde at the end of January 2015 and stayed at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. We booked the Ecological Sanctuary Twilight Tour from the hotel for $25pp. Our guide, Donald, met us at the hotel lobby. We were the only ones who booked the tour that evening. Donald gave us each flashlights. He led us through the... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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141 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Good place to hang out with your friends or family. Lot of wildlife visible from the trails. Good experience

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Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a wonderful experience. Ten years ago, the family that owns this 50ha parcel decided to convert it from a banana plantation to an private ecological reserve. They have a number of paths through the reserve - we took the longest blue path which you can do in about 2 hours (we enjoyed the hike and took 3 1/2... More 

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it's a very good place to bring your kids. the trail are nice, you can see family of racoons, monkeys and a lot of birds.

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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

the guide is part of the owner's family, and he's very excited about this place and knows quite a bit about all the wildlife here. he took us on a 2 hour walk at dusk through this place, gave us all flashlights, and pointed out lizards, spiders, and other animals. he knows where to find them and gave us long... More 

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Cincinnati
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife, son, and I took about a 2 hour private guided tour with Carlos through the Ecological Sanctuary located in close proximity to the Monteverde Lodge and Garden Hotel. We were able to see animals including raccoons, birds, and fireflies as the day transitioned into night. Carlos did a great job and worked very hard to show us the... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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247 reviews 247 reviews
25 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our twilight tour at Finca Ecologica. We had a private tour set up by our lodge, Monteverde Lodge and Gardens, and Carlos Vazquez was our guide. Carlos was great - very personable, knowledgeable, and interested in what we most wanted to see. We discussed a number of issues (such as climate change and what it... More 

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