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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

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22 MI Southeast Of Tilaran 35 km, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is obviously a beautiful and magical place filled with amazing biodiversity. However we went without a guide and I regret that. It’s expensive but if you’re going without a guide it’s probably not worth it because you won’t see much on your own. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elvis was an incredible guide highly recommend his service. Spotted a number of Quetzals, spider monkeys black faced solitaire amongst others. Spend at least 2 hours here and be prepared for a bit of a climb.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank M7403KOemmab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That feeling when you are hiking up in the clouds, feeling the humidity and getting sprayed by rain before the precipitation actually starts. Yes, that feeling! Beautiful Reserve, nice views, great place to watch wildlife in their Natural Habitat. Awesome experience!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Boricua_Globetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely take the night walk but go with a guide. You can walk it yourself but I don’t recommend doing so. You will see so many incredible insects, bats, birds, maybe a sloth, etc. you would miss 99% without the guides. The cloud forest is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lisanne10n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place, and I would love it even more if I could hike through it without a thousand other people screaming and talking and ruining the experience. There are countless species of birds, which most were hiding or at the top of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monteverdi is a beautiful park high up in cooler temperatures. I would suggest hiring a private guide. $40 for 2 people. Without him we would have walked by many birds and mammals without seeing them. They are very camouflaged.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t get a map to the park so you have to take a picture of the map at the entrance. We went by ourselves. There are several paths to choose from but at a certain place we couldn’t figure out where we were and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank MichalEyal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The jungle is amazing. The hanging bridges in the clouds are not to be missed. We booked both the daytime and the night hike. Both were quite fun. One of the best parts is the guides. Both Juan and Jean were quite knowledgeable and SOOOO...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely few hours here traversing the hanging bridges. I do get vertigo, but found if I went first over the bridge there was less wobble than there is with a few people on it. We saw some amazing wild life. I would...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank SusieN6518
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a marvelous place! High up, you feel like you are on a cloud. We stayed on a small family farm 15 minutes from the town center. There are lots of great restaurants, tourist shopping, great coffee shops .... Monte Verde is alive, bustling little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nancy M
January 10, 2019|
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Response from frenchimpressionist | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above. We booked directly through the website that morning and got an excellent tour guide. We saw things we would not heave seen if we hadn't had the guide.
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Fun154915
September 25, 2018|
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Response from MissDCWilson | Reviewed this property |
Hope this will be helpful for those who read the answers to this question. There are guides from the preserve who are wearing a green uniform and Free Lance guides around. Some are great and some not so much. If you hire... More
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BPCEugene
June 11, 2018|
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Response from MissDCWilson | Reviewed this property |
Here is late reply in case someone may need the answer. There is a public bus service with a set schedule. There are several taxi companies. Most red "legal" taxis will rip you off and if you ask at the desk you will get... More
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