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“Well organied night hike with great opportunity to view wildlife.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
6 km (4 mi) north of Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5390
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Monteverde
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: It is a community non profit project, located near Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The Reserve has an extension of 310 hectares, covered by a majestic Cloud Forest, in which you can observe a great variety of plants, Orchids, trees, ferns, heliconias and others. Also hundreds of residents and migratory birds, as the Quetzal and the Bell bird. Entrance Fee foreign Regular $14 Entrance Fee foreign student $7 Regular Guided walk $15 + Entrance Fee Private Guided Walk $75 + Entrance Fee
Seattle, Washington
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“Well organied night hike with great opportunity to view wildlife.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We finally saw those sloths. The guies communicate animal locations to maximize your chances of seeing wild life. Besides the sloths, kinkajus, coatis, we saw 2 pitvipers and a taratuntula. Our guide was energietic and mad the tour trully fun.

Visited February 2013
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Monkeys!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Another awesome place to see in Costa Rica. The forest is very beautiful and different from Monteverde Cloud Forest. It is a bit smaller - the hiking paths, but still amazing with nice point of view. And the most awesome thing was that we saw a lot of monkey!!! At one spot they were everywhere jumping around. Really great experience - must see!

Visited December 2012
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“We saw monkeys.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Lots of great flora and fauna to see. We did not hire a guide and were on the trail by 10:00. Beautiful walk along the El Negro trail. Very little wildlife until we crossed the 3rd bridge. There we saw about 20 capuchin monkeys with babies cross above us, play and eat for about 30 minutes.
Well worth the horribly ruff road to get there.

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“Beautiful cloud forest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It can be cold and windy, and is usually rainy, so bring a jacket. We bought XL garbage bags to use as ponchos, which were cheap and worked great! No need to spend $10 on disposable ponchos. If you are alone, you'll see more animals than if you're walking in a noisy group. There are plenty of trails, most with minimal slope and good gravel top with minimal mud.

Visited January 2013
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“Impressive to see, but no animals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Impressive to see the real cloud forest (above 1400 meters). Unfortunately we didn't see any animals although we went with a guide! 2,5 hours walk at 7:30 in the morning, completely different climate then the tropical rain forest. Make sure to wear a jersey and a raincoat or poncho!

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