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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Amazing Wildlife

I recommend going with a guide, at least for your first trip. The refuge is huge, and the guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rallmand54
Night tour

This is an excellent and well run tour. We were collected from our accomodation and taken to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (17 reviews)
“night tour” (38 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

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank michellewZ8953MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the night tour in the pouring rain at night after 5 days of rain. With those conditions it was dangerous and stupid for a 70 year old to walk on uneven slippery ground at night. The employees are very enthusiastic and try very...More

Thank jronkowski
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent night visit with a great Guide. We started at dusk with wet cool windy conditions not expecting to see much. Our Guide pointed our birds and snakes that we would have not seen. The trails were reasonably safe considering all the rain.

Thank Ole D
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The weather was cool, wet and windy, and we were advised that conditions were not ideal for seeing wildlife on a night hike. Fortunately, the weather improved on our last day, and based on a first person rave review from the previous evening, we decided...More

Thank da_kneesSaintJohn
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We did the night walk with Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. In general the tour was good, we saw many animals and our guide Javier was very friendly and explained a lot about the animals we saw. He’d deserve 5 stars! The downside to the tour is...More

Thank MarieLouiseStapels
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Tamarindo and decided that since we were only hours from Monteverde we should visit. Our goal was to see a toucan and a sloth. All of the tour operators in Tamarindo said/ thought we were nuts, but we went...More

Thank B M
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