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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Excellent night visit with a great Guide. We started at dusk with wet cool windy conditions not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ole D
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Night walk was a trip highlight

The weather was cool, wet and windy, and we were advised that conditions were not ideal for seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint John
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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 good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (16 reviews)
“night tour” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We did not see much and this might be due to the number of tours going on at the same time. Theses keep bumping into each other going in different directions and disturbing the wild life. We did see a number of snakes and tarantulas....More

Thank John G
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Our guide was very experienced and saw lots of interesting animals, e.g. honey bears, opossums, stick insects, frogs, tarantulas. Even though it was raining, it was still very exciting and fun, and was a unique experience. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kosterwalder
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I went on this Night Walk, I had such an amazing time, saw lots of animals (tarantulas, vipers etc.) took lots of pictures. The tour guide was great, gave us torches and he was telling everything about the animals. Highly recommend it

1  Thank Judith V
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went on a night hike that began at 6:00. We saw lots of animals including two pit vipers. Michael Leiton, our tour guide from Nature tracks, was amazing at spotting animals in the dark. Great adventure for the family at a decent price.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our hotel recommended this night tour to my friend and I and it was very good! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of birds and creatures. We saw multiple sleeping birds, two snakes, a tarantula, ants, and a...More

Thank debw1306
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We did a night walk starting at ~ 18:00. The whole walk was a wonderful experience and we learned a lot of interesting facts about the different animals we saw and the forest itself. Our highlights: We spotted a Kinkajou, two (green?) vipers (a baby...More

Thank Raymond B
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