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“In the Clouds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
35 km (22 mi) southeast of Tilaran | 167 km (104 mi) northwest of San Jose, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
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Austin
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“In the Clouds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This was a great hike that offered many different trails based on difficultly and duration. We picked at trail designated to last around 2 hours and finished in less than 90 minutes. The trails were muddy and we left soaked, but really enjoyed it! Although from the top you could feel the clouds zooming past you, the day we went was pretty overcast and you couldn't see out at all. I'm sure when the sun is out, it's even better.

Enjoy!

Visited November 2012
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“So much wildlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We had a knowledgeable and friendly guide who showed us and taught us about a wide variety of wildlife, including the trees, flowers, birds, snakes, beetles, frogs, and other insects. Be prepared for rain at any time.

Visited October 2012
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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“Worth going just for the food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Unlike most visitors to this Reserve, we didn't go on any trails at all! The purpose of our visit was to enjoy a meal with our guide Andres Alvarado in a pleasant natural environment. There was an excellent food selection and everything we ordered was delicious and inexpensive. Our table gave us an unhindered view into the forest where we could see more species of vegetation than we could count. On the way in we had the good fortune to see a "mob" of Army Ants at work finding a meal, and a hungry flock of birds feasting on the ants. It's always nice to share a good meal!

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“Nature at is best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Like: great learning opportunity and good nature hike (i have been there twice). Dislike: well, bird/animal watching is a luck game, and i was lucky once and unlucky in another time.

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Went for a 6-hour hike. It was very pretty and very peaceful. We saw monkeys, the quetzal and some beautiful birds. We didn't hire a guide but hiring one would probably let you see more wildlife and learn more about them. I recommend spending some time at this beautiful cloud forest.

Visited November 2012
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