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“Night Walk” 4 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 28 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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“Night Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Enjoyed a private evening tour of the landscape/forest. Saw a tarantula in its den.. bats.... deer... fire flies... and a monkey or two but not much else as it was windy and quite cool therefore the wildlife tends to stay indoors so to speak... but all in all still an enjoyable adventure.

Visited March 2013
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“An Experience of a Lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was a great trip and I am glad I got to experience it while I was here in Costa Rica. It was awesome that we got to go deep into the forest and see what it was all about there and then be able to help Giovanni and his family maintain the park! It was also a great workout!

Visited February 2013
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I went to the Children's Eternal Rain Forest with my Ecoutrism class. I had an incredible time, if you are looking for an authentic, hard-ecotourist experience it is defiantly the place to go. I would recommend a guided night hike and hiking to the the nearby waterfall.

Visited February 2013
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Lisbon, Ohio
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“Most Rewarding Experience in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I was here on a class excursion a few weeks ago. It was the most rewarding experience I have had in Costa Rica. My class volunteered in the reserve while we were there which added so much meaning to the trip. The hike into the reserve is a little difficult but worth every effort put into it. The views of Arenal Volcanoe and the primary forest surrounding you erase all outside thoughts and put you in a state of peacefullness. The family that maitains the lodge was extremely knowledgable and welcoming, they maintain the clean and comfortable stay for ecotourists. The food was excellent and the entire experience was worth while.

Visited February 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Absolutely Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I went with my ecotourism class to the children's eternal rain forest and it was beautiful. The hike down to the station are well worth the views and hiking paths you will find at the end. It is my favorite place I have been in the country so far because it felt like the "real" Costa Rica. You won't find a five star resort, but I loved the opportunity to spend time away from the congested tourism areas. We volunteered in the morning which was great. I highly recommend that everyone who can participate does, it felt great to give back to the project. I had a great weekend and would recommend it to all those that enjoy spending time in nature.

Visited February 2013
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