Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

4.5
#4 of 21 in Parks in Monteverde
Home to a variety of plant and animal life, Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena represents a 310 hectare (766 acre) reserve covered by preserved cloud forest. Approximately 8 km (5 mi) of paths wind through the reserve, with several lookouts along the way. You'll find more than 600 species of orchids, as well as dense vegetation, hanging vines, and various tree species. Some visitors come seeking birds--the Quetzal and the Bell bird can be spotted here. Keep an eye out for small mammals scurrying past your feet. Due to its location, the reserve is generally quite humid and normally covered in a blanket of fog. To visit Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and get the most from your holiday in Monteverde, create itinerary details personal to you using our Monteverde online tour itinerary planner .
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  • So for me it is not necessarily about the animals I might get to see, but really want information can I gain about the area, and the beauty and peace I get to experience. Our guide Marcos is really on...  more »
  • No idea how the park is in Montverde. This is really super nice. We were there at 10 o'clock. Something of 8000 Colon PP paid (were driven by themselves)., in the morning the Sendero Encantando and the Sendero Bajo done. The staff were very friendly and helpful. At the Sendero Youth Challenge, a lookout tower of booted has a beautiful view of the Cloud forest. In the afternoon the Sendero Cano Negro done. No one seen. All alone with all the sounds of the forest around us. Stands 3.5 hours before but with a little good walking condition that is quicker to do. But take your time. The path is smooth here and there and it is a waste to run over it. The surroundings are beautiful. Quetzal seen. Really recommend this park.
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  • Lovely reserve in the cloud forest. We did the natural history tour and would recommend. This isnt so much about spotting animals but learning about the flora and fauna of the forest. Great half a day (we probably would have spent more time here if we had time)
  • Incredible Nature and Trails! I loved spending time in the cloud forest, and this reserve was one of the better spots for bird sightings (Ketzel!) and nature hikes. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and we had a very positive experience overall.
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