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Ranked #1 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that... more » Owner description: To protect of natural resources of the planet operating through an economically and environmentally sustainable business that preserves local forests and biodiversity, benefits people of the area, and provides the highest quality experience for the visitor. Walk along beautiful natural trails with an experienced guide and see different species of birds and mammals. Learn about the amazing diversity of the cloud forest. « less
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Horseback Riding Stables in Costa Rica . Horse Trek Monteverde is based in the beautiful area of the Monteverde Cloud... more » Owner description: Horseback Riding Stables in Costa Rica . Horse Trek Monteverde is based in the beautiful area of the Monteverde Cloud Forests. For over 18 years, Marvin Anchia and Janet Ellis have been offering horseback riding tours on well-loved and cared for horses. Rides include: 2.5 hours Mountain & Farm View Ride; 4 hours in the Clouds Ride; Eden Falls Secret Waterfall and Hike Combo; All Day Cowboy Ride and Multi-Day, 2-8 day Horseback Riding Holidays. « less
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The Bat Jungle (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #3 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional... more » Owner description: # 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes « less
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #5 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our... more » Owner description: The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can! « less
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Sabine's Smiling Horses (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Sabine who speaks English, French, Spanish and German and offers a variety of horse treks, from $ 19 US per hour to day trips... more » Owner description: Sabine who speaks English, French, Spanish and German and offers a variety of horse treks, from $ 19 US per hour to day trips to specialty tours including a Full Moon Ride. Several multi-day treks are also on offer. Sabine's Smiling Horses is a true destination in Costa Rica. « less
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Hummingbird Gallery (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Art Galleries
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Up in the Cloud Forest (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #8 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Tours; Forests
Owner description: The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's Eternal Rain Forest and is managed by the MCL. Bajo del... more » Owner description: The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's Eternal Rain Forest and is managed by the MCL. Bajo del Tigre is situated in Monteverde and is approximately 29 hectares in size, although the property is surrounded by other forested properties in the zone. The type of forest found in Bajo del Tigre is rare and it is poorly represented in the country. This is because these forests were cut down to make way for coffee plantations and urban zones. Bajo del Tigre presents an altitudinal range from 1,020 to 1,380 meters above sea level and receives over 2,400 mm of rain annually. In this type of seasonal forest, the dry period extends from January through the beginning of May.Bajo del Tigre has a reception center for visitors and a gift shop with items related to our organization and conservation in general. In addition, next to the reception center is a "kids' house" oriented to environmental education for local kids. The main visitors of Bajo del Tigre are national and international students. However, it is being used more and more by ecotourists and occasionally by researchers. In Bajo del Tigre, there are about 4.4 km of trails that allow you to enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the area, as well as an excellent view of the sunset over the Nicoya Gulf. « less
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Ranked #10 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Santa Elena Skywalk (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #11 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Bridges
Owner description: Half way between the town of Santa Elena and the Santa Elena Preserve the Sky Walk is located: This complex use trails,... more » Owner description: Half way between the town of Santa Elena and the Santa Elena Preserve the Sky Walk is located: This complex use trails, suspension bridges for a more tranquil introduction to the ecology and natives of the forest canopy, constructed within the cloud forest. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a walk on the ground taking you up to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat, called the “canopy” with a naturalist guide. Also discover the night wildlife at our Sky Walk Night Tour. « less
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Ranked #12 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Gardens
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 #13 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views,... more » Owner description: The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views, guided family walks, and guided sunset nocturnal toursSit under a shady tree and watch Quetzals, Bell Birds, Umbrella Birds, Snakes and a variety of other birds in their natural habitat.Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is a private sanctuary, staffed by nature lovers and is the newest Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde Costa Rica. « less
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Serpentario (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #14 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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San Luis Waterfall (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #15 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Waterfalls
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Ranario (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #16 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Twenty-six species of frogs and toads are collected in terrariums.
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Ranked #17 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Scenic Railroads
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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Monteverde Frog Pond (Santa Elena)
Ranked #18 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #19 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Roberto Wesson original paintings inspired by the energy and magical tropical forest.Located in Monteverde and surrounded by... more » Owner description: Roberto Wesson original paintings inspired by the energy and magical tropical forest.Located in Monteverde and surrounded by pristine cloud forest ,the artist and naturalist guide opens his studio-gallery to the public. « less
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Sarah's Gallery (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a beautiful woodlands, takes you to the gallery of watercolor... more » Owner description: A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a beautiful woodlands, takes you to the gallery of watercolor artist Sarah Dowell. Visiting her unique home, you'll see paintings which often depict local wildlife and jungle scenes. Colorful signs with arrows show the way. It is also possible to drive most of the access road. « less
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Ranked #21 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ecological Sanctuary (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #22 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This 75-acre private wildlife preserve has more than 150 species of birds and 4 walking trails for scenic strolls through... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
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The Museum of Monteverde History (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #24 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: History Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Monteverde History has a primary focus on the North American Quakers who founded Monteverde in 1950. Besides... more » Owner description: The Museum of Monteverde History has a primary focus on the North American Quakers who founded Monteverde in 1950. Besides the amazing collection of historic photos, visitors will see many exhibits and learn about the geological history that created the Central American isthmus and enabled the critical migrations of animals and humans between the two continents. The visitor also learns about the indigenous tribes that once lived here, and finally, the contribution of biologists, conservationists, and ecotourism to modern Monteverde. « less
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Ranked #25 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
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La Estrella Stables (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #26 of 30 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Art Sense (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
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