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!
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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
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
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
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
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