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“Saving CR's nature” 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
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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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“Saving CR's nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The children's eternal rainforest is a dynamite group. They are working very hard to extend the Amount of preserved land in Costa Rica. There is a nice evening nature walk that is guided. We saw a green viper and several nocturnal insects. They do not advertise, but they do a great job of arranging tours with some of the companies in the area. They get a certain percentage of all the referrals back into their coffers so they can continue to purchase land that they then protect. If you go to Monteverde I strongly recommend you go to the children's eternal rainforest office and let them do your booking. Our guy in Curious-Cancha gave them 25% of his fee.

Visited August 2013
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“A hugely disappointing experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We were very excited to do the Children's Eternal Rainforest night hike after reading the positive reviews on here. Unfortunately it was the biggest disappointment of our two month trip to Central America.
Our guide gave us absolutely no history about the forest and we were added to the back of a group of 12. Only the first few people can hear what the guide is saying along the trails. However the main problem that we found was that we saw no animals!!! The best our guide could manage was ants!! This may have just been bad luck but nevertheless it was hugely disappointing and there was little explanation or apology. We felt ripped off after paying $46 for the two of us. We have since talked to local guides in Monteverde who all agreed that the night hike at the Eternal Forest is not worthwhile. They said to try the Monteverde Wildlife Refuge so if you are thinking of doing a night hike we would strongly suggest shopping around.

Visited July 2013
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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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“Best hiking and birding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I wish we had had another week just to hike this beautiful place. The rain hit hard while we were there so we took shelter in the childrens activity center. My 3rd and 4th grader enjoyed it and younger children would love it!
The bird songs were amazing as the sun came back out. We hiked a short trail and it started raining heavily again. As we left we were treated to a troop of monkeys played in the treetops overhead

Visited July 2013
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Monteverde, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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“Highlight of my time in Monteverde”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I spent almost four months in Costa Rica, and Monteverde's natural beauty is by far the best part of my time there. I backpacked through this rainforest to a secluded shelter, once a farmhouse owned by Eladio. He cooked for us and told us many stories. The rainforest offers a wealth of fantastic species to experience, from mot mots to creeping Monstera. Do me a favor and see and support this wonderful place!

If you consider ziplining or doing any other touring in the area, you can call or visit the Children's Eternal Rainforest office at the base of the hill near CPI Language Institute and Luna's. They will give you a discount, and some of the proceeds will go to supporting the survival of this beautiful wilderness.

Visited May 2013
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“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

This tour was lead by a wonderfully knowledgable guide who spoke fluent English. It was approx 2 hours long and we were able to see things from crickets to owls in the Costa Rican darkness. The tour was informative, different and entertaining. Definitely recommended!

Visited May 2013
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