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“Wild Life, Trains, and Hiking Trails 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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New England - USA
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“Wild Life, Trains, and Hiking Trails in the Clouds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I had never been anywhere quite like this Cloud Forest Reserve. It was about a five hour round trip by tour bus to get there from our cruise port. Kudos to our highly skilled bus driver as he deftly negotiated the mountainside terrain. The trip itself was interesting even though it was lengthy. We saw alot of the Costa Rican countryside at various elevations, drove through many small towns and farming areas, and took lots of pictures. The Reserve itself is breath-taking. Abundant birds and wildlife, although you can't always spot them. There is a little train you can buy a ticket for and board for a short ride around the Cloud Forest; plus many easy hiking trails. You really are walking through the clouds, as they drift down into the tree canopy. Saw a couple of cute long-tailed animals --- no idea what they were. They were fairly acclimated to humans. They watched me as I watched them, and were actually still for the time it took for me to photograph them. We ate lunch in the Lodge. On the way back, we saw some howler monkeys up in the treetops. This was an amazing attraction, and worth the trip if you have a full day to spend.

Visited April 2013
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“Cloud Forest!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Visit every time, great nature trails in the clouds. Always love the chance to see the Quetzal, beautiful birds.

Visited April 2013
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“Walking in the cloud forest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

we ook a quiet walk and soo a lot of wild life, even a Quetzal and Gong bird, I liked everything.
It is a very well kept Reserve with raise boardwalk,

Visited March 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“An amazing collection and display of butterflies and insects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We recently spent half a day at the reserve and thoroughly enjoyed all the attractions. The entomological museum is simply amazing and is most interesting. truly a world class collection not to be missed.
Doug and Ulai Kirwin
Thailand

Visited March 2013
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“Find Hanging Bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Lots of birds, well marked trails, biggest exposed root massive Stangler fig trees in the country and amazing hanging bridge. You dont have to have a guide for this one

Visited March 2013
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