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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Unique Experience

This was a highlight of our stay in Monteverde. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
918Kash918
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Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Interesting night walk

We set of with guide Mauricio to find the species of the night in Monteverde. Knowing full well how... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Karen Z
,
Numbi, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views, guided family walks, and guided sunset nocturnal toursSit under a shady tree and watch Quetzals, Bell Birds, Umbrella Birds, Snakes and a variety of other birds in their natural habitat.Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is a private sanctuary, staffed by nature lovers and is the newest Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde Costa Rica.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (18 reviews)
“night tour” (40 reviews)
“sleeping birds” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our stay in Monteverde. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous, and shared a lot information about each animal we found. The group size was small (2 families) and each person was given the time needed to see the creatures found....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We set of with guide Mauricio to find the species of the night in Monteverde. Knowing full well how difficult it can be in the African bush to find animals during the day and even worse at night, we didn't know how much we could...More

Thank Karen Z
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We loved our nature hike at this refuge. Our guide was extremely helpful in finding many species of birds, some howler monkeys, tarantula, and he was very knowledgeable about them as well. The plant life is amazing—ferns, bromeliads, mosses, wild avocado trees, etc. It’s typically...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Met Armadillo, some sleeping birds a snake abd so invertbrates. This is typical. Group before us saw less. Later tour is better. But, when you advertise a 2 hour night i do not want to be back after 1.45 hiurs with the last 15 min...More

Thank RonenSalton
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This was our second night tour and a second time that we had Olman Gonzalez as a guide. It was educational. We saw sleeping birds (Tinamou, orange bellied trogon, brown jays), scorpion, a sleeping sloth, several insects, a viper, a tarantula and a rain frog.

Thank InPhilly
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I recommend going with a guide, at least for your first trip. The refuge is huge, and the guides know where to look for a large variety of animals and birds. Guides carry spotting scopes to help you get a closer look and will take...More

Thank rallmand54
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent and well run tour. We were collected from our accomodation and taken to the reserve. On arrival at the property we allocated to our tour group. Animals sighted on our tour included a sloth, snakes, tarantula, birds, insects.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Our guide was really nice, answered all the questions we had. We got separated in really small groups. We saw a lot of animals: birds, frogs, slot, spiders, snakes and a wild cat! I would recommend it if u stay in Monteverde!!

Thank DanaIpi
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

It was an awesome experience! Very humbling in such a magnificent forest! You need a guide to get the most put of your visit as you may walk right by wildlife! Great experience!

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We organised a night walk here through a tour operator in Santa Elena. We were picked up and taken only 10 minutes transfer to the refuge. At first I was a bit sceptical because there were so many people but they split us up into...More

Thank Sophie K
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