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“Highlight of my time in Monteverde”

Children's Eternal Rain Forest
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Owner description: The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's Eternal Rain Forest and is managed by the MCL. Bajo del Tigre is situated in Monteverde and is approximately 29 hectares in size, although the property is surrounded by other forested properties in the zone. The type of forest found in Bajo del Tigre is rare and it is poorly represented in the country. This is because these forests were cut down to make way for coffee plantations and urban zones. Bajo del Tigre presents an altitudinal range from 1,020 to 1,380 meters above sea level and receives over 2,400 mm of rain annually. In this type of seasonal forest, the dry period extends from January through the beginning of May. Bajo del Tigre has a reception center for visitors and a gift shop with items related to our organization and conservation in general. In addition, next to the reception center is a "kids' house" oriented to environmental education for local kids. The main visitors of Bajo del Tigre are national and international students. However, it is being used more and more by ecotourists and occasionally by researchers. In Bajo del Tigre, there are about 4.4 Km of trails that allow you to enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the area, as well as an excellent view of the sunset over the Nicoya Gulf.
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I spent almost four months in Costa Rica, and Monteverde's natural beauty is by far the best part of my time there. I backpacked through this rainforest to a secluded shelter, once a farmhouse owned by Eladio. He cooked for us and told us many stories. The rainforest offers a wealth of fantastic species to experience, from mot mots to creeping Monstera. Do me a favor and see and support this wonderful place!

If you consider ziplining or doing any other touring in the area, you can call or visit the Children's Eternal Rainforest office at the base of the hill near CPI Language Institute and Luna's. They will give you a discount, and some of the proceeds will go to supporting the survival of this beautiful wilderness.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

This tour was lead by a wonderfully knowledgable guide who spoke fluent English. It was approx 2 hours long and we were able to see things from crickets to owls in the Costa Rican darkness. The tour was informative, different and entertaining. Definitely recommended!

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is one of the most educational places we were, the way they describe the conservation of the natural areas is wonderful. We all wanted to help with their cause. The coordinator Wendy at the house where you sign up for the tours is so dedicated and knowledgeable. We will be going back for sure.

Thank CathyP696
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We took a night hike here and also walked around during the day. my daughter saw monkeys in the daytime so we went back, but did not see any. you have to pass houses with many dogs to get there so be prepared for barking

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We visited with our two children (ages 7 & 10) and a group of university students. We had visited the area in January 2013 and were surprised at how different the landscape is at this time of year. It is much drier, although the cloud forest areas are still green. We love the concept of the Children's Eternal Rainforest and were glad for a chance to visit the Bajo del Tigre area. Unfortunately, our tour was just before lunch, during the hot part of the day. We did not see much wildlife, although we saw a number of pretty cool birds, including toucans. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job explaining the area and wildlife. We enjoyed our tour of the national preserve in January much more, although the two forests are very different and we went at the wrong time of day/year this time. The national preserve has more of the 'typical' rainforest and pretty waterfalls (although maybe not at this time of year).

My children did enjoy the children's house while we were waiting for the tour to begin.

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