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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 today

When we went, there were about 3 groups already doing tours. We arrived in the morning at around 9am, with me and my family, including two children (5 and 9). We had an all day trip which included a full tour and a tour guide....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Blip blop B
Reviewed today

We visited this park in the afternoon. Probably the worst time to go. The jungle was absolutely desert. No sound, nothing. The forest is pretty but that's all. Considering the price you pay to access that park, think twice.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebivers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hit on a beautiful dry day to visit the reserve. We got the early bus up and booked the tour for 07:30am. Unfortunately, so had everyone else! It was super busy which sort of spoils it a little, with hoards or tour guide obsessively...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This reserve is the reason we came to Costa Rica - we were here 15 years ago and loved it so that we wanted to bring our 3 kids back. So glad we did. They smiled ear to ear being in the cloud forest. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GiveMeSunshine5
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were thrilled (and recommend) to have a great guide--Rossy Araya Solis--take us through the reserve in the morning. Then we grabbed lunch and went back in by ourselves to stand at the Continental Divide and walk along the hanging bridge. We had one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank llclark2015
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the best tour guide, Eduardo. We can tell he is passionate and proud of his hometown. Besides actually peeking into his binoculars to see separately a male and a femal quetzal (a rare find), he shared with us the folklore about how this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Meliza W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For our short time in Monteverde, this was the highlight. Even though the clouds were absent we saw lots of animals. It really is magical!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 354nancyf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Monteverde cloud forest is my favorite during our trip in Costa Rica (we also visited Manuel Antonio, and Arenal area). In addition to beautiful rain forest, I especially enjoy bird watching. We were so lucky to find an exellent tour guide, Jorge Martin (his phone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 528meiy
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I recently visited the Monteverde Cloud Forest while on our honeymoon. We highly recommend visiting it if you are in Costa Rica, as it was probably our favorite thing we did! We were lucky enough to have a wonderful tour guide in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jujubean115
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While this place has gotten a lot more popular recently, it is still a somewhat hidden gem. Arrive early and definitely make sure to have a tour guide. Otherwise you will likely miss all of the wildlife. That goes for really any park in Costa...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nancy M
January 10, 2019|
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Response from hxz119 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t use any. We just used taxi to the park and booked the tour right there in the morning.
September 25, 2018|
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Response from MissDWilson | 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
June 11, 2018|
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Response from MissDWilson | 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