Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

4.5
#6 of 25 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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  • We got there early and were able to hike all the trails. 3 kinds of monkey, 2 types of sloth, tucans... we even got to see a quetzal !!!  more »
  • Be careful to cover yourself before going there and wear rain and long clothes. We opted for the tour with a guide at 33 dollars and we are not at all disappointed. The guide was very friendly, gave bcp explanations and answered all our questions in English of course. This forest in the clouds is intriguing to see mysterious. We have seen and listened to BCP of animals including a Tarantula, insects, birds like Hummingbird. No lazy or Jaguar but a very good hike and beautiful photos in addition to the beautiful memories.
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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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