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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

#1 of 4 things to do in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Features Animals
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5123
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US$ 130.00*
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Monteverde Cloud Forest and Hanging Bridges from Guanacaste
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Left me underwhelmed! You can hike all the trails in 2-3 hours. We saw the quetzal :-) but only the female without the plumage :-( Get a guide when you go else it's $17 / person of walking through scenery that's common in Costa Rica!

Thank Jay1039
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cloud forest with easy hikes. Go early in the morning to see wildlife, and during the rainy season to avoid crowds. So glad we went with a guide who pointed out various plants and animals. We were able to see two...More

Thank atlartmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Monteverde, this is one thing you have to do! It's relaxing and a good way to get in touch with nature. We decided to take the long path which took us about 3 to 4 hours, walking at a decent speed. Some parts...More

Thank TravelExpert36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day with Kevin as our guide. We would have missed so much if we had done the tour on our own. Definitely have a guide for this tour. Try to get Kevin if you can.

Thank JohnZehn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cloud Forest is the main reason for people traveling to Monteverde. You can do a night walking tour where the guide points out the animals by torchlight. I did the day time tour. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a private non-profit reserve administered...More

1  Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a guided tour through our hotel- we paid for a transfer ($12-USD) it was $20 to get it and $20 for our guide. If you can request Micheal DO IT!!! He was amazing- so passionate and great at what he does. If you just...More

1  Thank Brittany C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to go here as I'd heard about it before travelling to Costa Rica. The walkways are rusting, patched up and wobbly. I conquered my fear of heights to see the fantastic views. Sadly very few animals live in this part of the forest...More

Thank sueg39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve is packed with so much flora and fauna that you really need to take the time to look for the small things - hummingbirds buzzing past, tiny caterpillars on the trail, orange and black tarantulas and a whole host of other clever nature...More

Thank Haley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it's a cloud forest, but it rains here too. We toured the forest with a guide (recommended), who points out the names of wildlife, plants, etc. Although it rained the best part of the tour, it was still fascinating to see how nature is...More

1  Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had allotted 2.5 days for our stay in the Santa Elena/Monteverde area, but we just happened to hit while a tropical depression was sitting on top of almost all of Costa Rica. Despite that, our visit to the Monteverde Reserve was magical, in large...More

2  Thank divegirlelaine
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Anish S
Hi, I am driving from Arenal to Monteverde to see the cloud forest and expect to arrive by 1 pm. How does one do the hanging bridges? Is it included in the entrance ticket or I have to get a separate tour? I didn;t see it listed on the center website. Also, any recommendations on close-by hotels to crash for the night since I will be heading to San Jose on Sunday afternoon.
31 May 2017|
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Response from osprey2860 | Reviewed this property |
Buy the tickets at the top...for what parts you want to do...about 4 hours to do bridges, hummingbirds etc
Do you remember what tour you booked? I don't need an "adventure" and only brought my Skechers to wear. What do you recommend. Am also a healthy and agile 70 year old. Thank you...........Sonya
24 May 2017|
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Response from osprey2860 | Reviewed this property |
We did the rain forest, humming birds, and the snakes and frogs exhibit, you will be fine, walking the area and suspension bridges are great....no problem for you
Greetings! Do self-guided hikes require a reservation, or can you simply arrive and purchase admission? Planning to visit Thursday, April 27th. Thanks!
10 April 2017|
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Response from MissDWilson | Reviewed this property |
You are coming during high tourist season and that means crowds. So, if you want to go on your own there's no problem with that but keep in mind that if you do not arrive within the first 100 visitors you may have to stay... More