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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Not your run-of-the-mill tours! Private and group tours in all of the cloud forest trails in the Monteverde area. Exclusive... more » Owner description: Not your run-of-the-mill tours! Private and group tours in all of the cloud forest trails in the Monteverde area. Exclusive sightseeing tours, transfer/farm/lunch tour, and private coffee tours also available. Guiding is not just a job; it is a commitment and a lifestyle! « less
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Nature guided tours through the most well known reserves in Monteverde
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Trams; Adventures
Owner description: While staying in Monteverde don’t miss the Sky Tram that will lead you up to the Continental Divide and to one of the highest... more » Owner description: While staying in Monteverde don’t miss the Sky Tram that will lead you up to the Continental Divide and to one of the highest mountains in the area.  Sky Tram is a guided tour where you can have the opportunity to observe the cloud forest outstanding biodiversity, the majestic Arenal Volcano and the Nicoya Gulf.The Sky Trek’s zip lines go from mountain to mountain, allowing you fly through a cable at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and heights of over 520 feet.  There are also 5 observation towers that surpass the cloud forest treetops, providing amazing panoramic views our company has a braking system that was superior to what I'd experienced in other places.The zip linesthemselvesare long and fast, when the clouds cleared, we were able to see the ocean, which was amazing. It is a really great experience. « less
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Owner description: We’ve been helping people enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica since 1992, including breathtaking Monteverde. Discover the... more » Owner description: We’ve been helping people enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica since 1992, including breathtaking Monteverde. Discover the fascinating ecology of the Monteverde Cloud Forest with our Eagle-Eyed Guides! Located here in Monteverde with local experts on staff to provide free information on tours, hotels & transport, plus maps and hummingbird & monkey garden. Come visit us! « less
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Factory Tours; Food and Drink
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Health Clubs; Wellness Spas
Owner description: In Monteverde Massage you will find an oasis of possibilities to recuperate your physical and mental health. Located in Santa... more » Owner description: In Monteverde Massage you will find an oasis of possibilities to recuperate your physical and mental health. Located in Santa Elena de Monteverde, 400 meters south of the "Caballeriza el Rodeo" close enough that you can walk, enjoying the marvelous view. « less
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous world of orchids. Our... more » Owner description: The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous world of orchids. Our garden has a large collection of orchids; we have more than 425 different species. You can find species that are endemic to Monteverde, and a collection of miniature orchids, including the smallest one in the world. We offer guided walks both in English and Spanish. We are in a great location in down town Santa Elena. « less
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Scenic Railroads; Outdoors
Owner description: Two beatiful vintage trains will take the visitor through an amazing 2 hour trip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Ideal... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Specialty Shops; Shopping
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Walking tours; Sightseeing Tours
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Ranked #14 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Your personal guide to Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica attract... more » Owner description: Your personal guide to Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica attract scientists, bird watchers, and wildlife lovers from all over the world. Its biodiversity covers: virgin cloud forests and multi-century old strangler fig trees, the continental divide where you can see both the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts, reserves that offer views of Arenal Volcano and provide the few remaining homes of the endangered resplendent Quetzal. canopy tours, zip lining, night tours, bird watching tours, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, buggy driving, horse-back riding... the list is almost endless. So much to do in so little time. In order to make the most of your stay, you require the services of a personal guide who can show you the very best the area has to offer - without having to spend a fortune! My name is Johnny and not only have I lived in the area for most of my life, I am incredibly fortunate that I have realised my childhood dreams; to become a naturalist guide to the most bio diverse forests and unique & fragile ecosystems that the world has to offer.Contact me in order to discuss how I can best help you to make the most of this stunning location.Wishing you a great trip! Johnny Villegas « less
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