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“Well worth the hike!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Children's Eternal Rain Forest

Children's Eternal Rain Forest
Bajo del Tigre: Asociacion Conservacionista de Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506-2645-5851
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Monteverde
Type: Tours, Forests
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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.
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“Well worth the hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The hike down into the Children's Eternal Rainforest was absolutely enchanting! The spider monkeys were quite entertaining, as well as the ever-changing views. But my favorite thing was the air. You can breathe so deeply and feel so refreshed.

Visited June 2012
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“Largest Private Reserve in Central America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This 55,000 acre private reserve straddles the continental divide and includes nine different types of habitats, like cloudforest, montane rainforest, and more. It is home to many endemic species of birds and frogs and many endangered plant and animal species. I have seen the barenecked umbrella bird there several times! Spider monkeys, a perched ornate hawk eagle, peccary, agouti, coati, curassow, guan, my species list is literally hundreds of names long! The Children's Eternal Rain Forest recently celebrated 25 years of responsible stewardship of this magnificent resource. Without it, Lake Arenal would dry up. The field stations within this forest are available for spending the night and provide a complete sensory immersion, impossible to experience in a more heavily visited forest like the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

Visited July 2012
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“Bajo Del Tigre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This little piece of the Children's Eternal Rainforest is well worth the visit. Since it is in the premontane forest, there are different plant species than in the cloud forest and great chance of seeing monkeys and other wildlife during the day.

Visited September 2012
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“Night forest hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We loved the night forest hike. The guide we had was extremely passionate about the forest. We saw a ton of animals and the kids loved creeping around with flashlights when it was pitch black.

Visited June 2012
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“magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We were a bit nature guided out so decided just to take ourselves for a walk here. Dripping with wildlife, stunning scenery,
We saw white faced monkeys a bit too close for comfort, 2 quetzals, 1 snake, numerous other birds butterflies & insects, not one other person, coulnd't have been better.

Visited August 2012
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