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El Trapiche Tour (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Farms; Factory Tours
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Trams; Transportation
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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Hummingbird Gallery (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Art Galleries
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The Bat Jungle (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #4 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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 Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
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$135* and up
Ranked #5 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
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$135* and up
Ranked #6 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Up in the Cloud Forest (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Forests; Tours
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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Selvatura Park (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Parks; Tours
Owner description: Selvatura Park is one of the best nature and adventure parks in Costa Rica with a wide variety of activities including:... more » Owner description: Selvatura Park is one of the best nature and adventure parks in Costa Rica with a wide variety of activities including: Canopy Tour, Treetop Walkways, Butterfly Garden, Insect Exhibition, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition and an excellent restaurant where you can combine activities and have the absolute best experience in the Cloud Forests of Monteverde. « less
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Ranked #10 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Santa Elena Skywalk (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Bridges; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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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Monteverde Massage (Santa Elena)
Ranked #12 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Health Clubs
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 #13 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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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Ranario (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #14 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Twenty-six species of frogs and toads are collected in terrariums.
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San Luis Waterfall (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #15 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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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Art House (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #17 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Art Galleries
Local art a beautiful gardens that are really close to town---Arte local y jadines hermosos cerca del pueblo.
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Serpentario (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #18 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Monteverde Frog Pond (Santa Elena)
Ranked #19 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #20 of 34 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 #21 of 34 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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Ecological Sanctuary (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #22 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; 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 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Souvenir Rosewood (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #24 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Is a small family business where you can buy bows of wood, and other things.And you can go to the shop to know the process... more » Owner description: Is a small family business where you can buy bows of wood, and other things.And you can go to the shop to know the process and why not try it, also have a small garden with orchids,coffee, bananas and many other. « less
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Ranked #25 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Ranked #26 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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The Museum of Monteverde History (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
Ranked #27 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: History Museums; 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 #28 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Ranked #29 of 34 attractions in Monteverde
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
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