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“Incredible teeming ecosystem”

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
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Selvatura Park Extreme Adventure Canopy Tour in Monteverde
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Monteverde Cloud Forest and Hanging Bridges from Guanacaste
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Selvatura Park Hanging Bridge Canopy Tour in Monteverde
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Beautiful cloud forest. Hire a guide if you are not with a group. They will help point out the incredible plant life all around you. Don't expect to see a lot of animal life on the main trails but it is beautiful regardless. You can watch the hummingbirds at the visitor center feeders. The road up to Monteverde is treacherous - need a four wheel drive for sure. Well worth the time to get there. Don't miss the hanging bridges at a park near by - incredible!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

They give you a map and estimated times on seeing the suspension bridge, lookout, and waterfall...It's up to you what you want to do. We were able to navigate and see the above mentioned sites. We hit up the waterfall last. You can't go down to the waterfall...its from afar! While we were finishing up, the rain started to come down. Thankfully we packed ponchos and umbrellas, so they came in handy...As we were making it back, we were startled by noises that sounded like bigfoot...kinda scary, but it was some howling monkeys-you tube it if you wanna know what it sounds like.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Had been to the Cloud Forest before and saw more birds and animals last trip. Had perfect weather, guides do a great job of explaining all about the forest.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Enjoy nature and don´t worry about too many tourists. Be aware of the altitude and humidity - rain and make sure you bring smart clothing and decent shoes. (Yes, flip flops are not smart to be worn)

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a beautiful place in Costa Rica; I hired a guide upon arrival because without one I would miss much. We saw a Quetzal which excited many people to no end. But the cloud forest itself wasn't any different from other jungles in Costa Rica and it was sunny with only a few fluffy white clouds, high in the sky. This may be due to the time I went and/or the change in climate and environment that has been reported. We didn't see many animals either, so the tour was very plant based. It was typical Costa Rica jungle- green, beautiful and alive full of wonderful sights and smells, but it was not unique as I had expected it would be. Probably check out the best time of year to go if you want to be in the clouds!

Thank asylumboss
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