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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Best night tour in the area

Time for the tour 5.45 pm and 7.45 pm (pick up from your hotel). Tour lasts for 1,5-2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JuliaReitor
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Fun and educational night tour

We were picked up in a minibus at Rainbow Valley Lodge who had booked the tour for us and during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leintwardine
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Leintwardine, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (18 reviews)
“night tour” (41 reviews)
“sleeping birds” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Time for the tour 5.45 pm and 7.45 pm (pick up from your hotel). Tour lasts for 1,5-2 hours. Cost: $25 per person (transportation included). All guides work as a team (as soon as one spots an animal, they inform all other groups and groups...More

Thank JuliaReitor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up in a minibus at Rainbow Valley Lodge who had booked the tour for us and during our journey to the refuge the driver spotted a sloth in a tree which we caught a quick glimpse of before a young oriental couple...More

1  Thank Leintwardine
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this. As others have indicated, group sizes are small and guides communicate with each other so key sightings don't go unseen. We saw a sloth, 3 green pit vipers, 4 tarantulas, a large caterpillar, a scorpion, a "sleeping" hummingbird, howler monkeys, blue...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent guide who made sure we saw a variety of flora and fauna. Small group making taking pictures easier. Great to see a scorpion under ultra violet light. Amazed how quickly the time went.

1  Thank Irving H
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 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

1  Thank 918Kash918
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

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

1  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

Thank CohenD1234
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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.

1  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

1  Thank rallmand54
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