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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde

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Experience a truly memorable natural environment at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The lush, protected, and diverse 5,000 ha (12,355 ac) contains a staggering 2.5% of the planet's biomass, with a considerable amount of life being endemic to the park. You have the opportunity to independently traverse 13 km (8 mi) of jungle trails, trying to spot any one of the 500 species of birdlife that live in the canopy. Alternatively, consider hiring a guide for an indispensable and enlightening lesson into the amazing ecology of the reserve. Be sure to try the restaurant and stop in the gift shop after exploring the natural wonder. Work out when and for how long to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and other Monteverde attractions using our handy Monteverde travel planning site.
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  • Spend a beautiful day with an experienced guide pointing out all the beautiful features of this mountain reserve. Beautiful views and tranquil surroundings. A very safe and comfortable passage. 
    Spend a beautiful day with an experienced guide pointing out all the beautiful features of this mountain reserve. Beautiful views and tranquil surroundings. A very safe and comfortable passage.  more »
  • Not worth the money to see no wildlife and no clouds?! So much more wildlife in Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna 
    Not worth the money to see no wildlife and no clouds?! So much more wildlife in Manuel Antonio and La Fortuna  more »
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  • You can absolutely adventure out here on your own. Guides are great but not necessary during the day time. There is not a lot of wildlife activity during the day and the paths are well marked and well maintained. If however you want to see wildlife, go at might...and a guide may be able to point out some snakes or bugs you may not know where to look
  • This is an absolute dream destination! We saw so many species of birds and a few mammals, too! The guides were friendly and the trails were so well kept! We highly recommend trying to take the bus up to the reserve because it is so inexpensive and travels from downtown Santa Elena. We loved our stay and appreciate the time and effort given to this place!

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