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El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve

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Didn't even know it existed!

We were driving down from Arenal to San Ramon and didn't know what we were in for. Wow. The cloud... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Miami, Florida
Misty Magical Paradise

The journey getting there made the arrival even more magical. The GPS didn’t know how to get... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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El Silencio de Los Angeles Walk - Walk around with your head in the clouds as you step into… the heart of the cloud forest with our own nature interpreters who will unveil a secret world of rich tropical life all along this 3 kilometer user-friendly...more
El Silencio de Los Angeles, San Ramon 33102, Costa Rica
+506 2461 0300
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We were driving down from Arenal to San Ramon and didn't know what we were in for. Wow. The cloud forest is spectacular. I suggest you find it and drive through, stop and take pictures and enjoy being in the clouds. You won't regret it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Virgjo
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

The journey getting there made the arrival even more magical. The GPS didn’t know how to get there, because I was searching and asking local for the name of the trail, not for the Hotel Villa Blanca. You have to go down 7 miles down...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Costa Rican’s were brilliant 30 years ago to convert their country into an eco tourist heaven and this place is definitely on the wow list of places to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lewis H
Reviewed April 17, 2018

My family has been in Costa Rica for 5 months, but we had not been to a cloud forest. We came here because it was close. It is not a large cloud forest, but they have 2 guided trails and 2 self-guided trails. As we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We were in search of the Resplendent Quetzal which we did not find but did find many other birds, monkeys and mammals.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Terese R
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We spent a good 2+ hours with Jairo as our guide. What an amazing fountain of information. This is a guide that certainly knows his flora and fauna. He took us on a longer walk through the cloud forest, that took us through both new...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank madonerider
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our guide, Jairo, helped us to understand the unique nature of the Cloud Forest, and how microclimate is affected by minor changes outside of the cloud forest. The trails were well maintained and there was always an interesting view or bird or flower.

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank DrumfishDan
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Really interesting eco-system and wildlife. Beautiful birds, insects, plants, mammals etc... the lot in fact ! Oh and the people were great too !!

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Michael B
Reviewed January 26, 2016

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The tour guides were excellent. We had a number of options for visits but just stayed in the forest around Villa Blanco as we were staying at the other places visited on day trips later in our holiday.

Date of experience: January 2016
5  Thank David C
Reviewed December 11, 2015

From the drive in, through stunning countryside, we knew this place would be special. Roy guided us on a memorable hike. Then we enjoyed an outstanding dinner, followed by coffee by fireside. What a special place!

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank tulipbe
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September 9, 2016|
Response from DrumfishDan | Reviewed this property |
Our vacation was a package, arranged by Cameron Guthrie of Costa Rican Vacations. Here is his number: 1-800-606-1860 /ext 1224. Our guide, Jairo, was used for both a day hike and a night hike in the cloud forest, and he was... More
August 26, 2015|
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Response from Mayra R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can tour the Cloud Forest without staying at the Villa Blanca Hotel. It is not a requirement to stay at the hotel facility, since the hotel is inside the cloud forest reserve. However, you should probably take into... More