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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

#20 of 69 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Unbelievable night hike

My wife and I were visiting Tamarindo and decided that since we were only hours from Monteverde we... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
B M
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Indianapolis, IN
via mobile
An interesting walk in the dark

We did not see much and this might be due to the number of tours going on at the same time. Theses... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
John G
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Jamberoo, Australia
via mobile
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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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  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (14 reviews)
“night tour” (37 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 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
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was our first outdoor adventure on our trip, and it's a different experience from the daytime ones. Our guide was excellent and very sharp-eyed when it came to seeing the various forest creatures including some very tiny or hidden ones. Our group was small...More

Thank sorayagirl61455
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Very pretty place to see many animals. Better with a guide or you will miss lots! A must see place if in the area.

Thank Janie T
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I guess it is best to say that we had seen most of the creatures in question in daylight. However, we came here for a night-time experience. We saw only two reptiles. There seemed to be no interest looking for, or showing us, insects (which...More

1  Thank randbk
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