Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery

Monteverde Hummingbird Gallery
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A Wildlife Photograph Gallery & Souvenir Shop located near the top of the Monteverde Cloud Forest and surrounded by many different species of hummingbirds and wildlife. The photographs were taken by the famous British Photographers, Michael and Patricia Fogden and used by National Geographics. The Hummingbird Gallery is a property owned by Michael and Patricia Fogden and it is located right next to the entrance of the privately owned Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve. The shop supports many indigenous tribes from Costa Rica and other countries in Central America. Their original master pieces are sold and exhibit at the gallery.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Annemarie Puit
Wilmington, DE15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What a true hidden gem in Monteverde! Right before the Monteverde Cloud Forest is the hummingbird gallery and it is FREE! Amazing place to relax and enjoy the delightful hummingbirds. Don’t skip on the cafe - some of the best treats we had in Costa Rica!

*the parking here is a bit rough
Written 30 March 2024
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mvanroy
Merelbeke, Belgium757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This is a good place to see some hummingbirds from really close after your visit to the national park. Feeders with sugar water are hanging around to attract the different colibries. These are sometimes fighting for the best feeding spots and are flying sharply next or over you while making their typical buzzing sound. If you make a slow motion movie, you can see the fast movements of their wings very nicely. Although this is quite spectacular and the birds are beautiful, it feels also a bit artificial and it is maybe a bit more rewarding to spot them in the wild.
The coffee shop serves good coffee and some pastries. The souvenir shop has good choice (maybe a bit pricy) and also a small photo exhibition.
Written 6 August 2023
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Treacletart
Fairfield,CT101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We visited the cafe after a walk around the reserve. The hummingbirds are beautiful and there must be hundreds! A lovely way to spend half an hour, but a word of warning if you buy food or drinks from the cafe and sit outside...a coati jumped on the table right in from of me and stole my cake! It was hilarious and I didn't feel in danger at all, but whilst there are signs saying do not feed the wild life - no sign warns that the wildlife help themselves lol
Written 6 March 2023
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CarissaGinAL
Eclectic, AL79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I wouldn’t consider this a “gallery”. Just a few pictures (maybe 10) on the wall of the birds. The most amazing point was the hummingbirds actually flying around at the entrance to the store. At least 5 varieties! Parking is a nightmare! Take a taxi or take your chances! Entire visit took us 20min.
Written 26 January 2023
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Matt Y
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We just spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica and this may have been our favorite experience from the whole trip (and it was free)! There are several hummingbird feeders outside of a cafe and there are constantly all different types of hummingbirds flying in and out of the area. You can get crazy close to the feeders and the birds which makes for an amazing experience, especially if you are wanting to take some pictures and videos. If you're in Monteverde, you have to come see this!
Written 26 December 2022
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David C
Nottingham, UK430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
This place is free and an ideal way to see various types of humming birds up close. They have hanging tubs with food to attract the birds and they certainly attract them as there are loads around and easy to photograph. Went as a group so was restricted with time but an hour is plenty to see all the birds.
Written 18 November 2022
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Craig D
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a great stop after visiting Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It is free entry and we saw several different species of hummingbirds. It is very touristy as far as having a ton of feeders vs an attractive garden, but it was cool to see how different all of the hummingbirds were next to each other. There as no where to sit outside, but there was a cafe on the property.
Written 2 June 2022
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Kimhedwards
Edmonton, Canada43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
I love this place!! Gorgeous hummingbirds are plentiful! The cafe was excellent, such a gorgeous place for a coffee and it was free to get into!! Definitely worth checking out!!
Written 3 April 2022
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR4,175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Great for a break in your day, the cafe has an espresso machine and sells various pastries, juices and snacks. Nothing special other than it’s location outside the reserve and next to the so called hummingbird gallery which is a glorified souvenir shop
Written 1 February 2022
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Peter Smith IV
Coeur d'Alene, ID35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
The hummingbirds were amazing. We watched them feed very close up. There is a variety of different species of hummingbirds that are constantly coming and going. We saw Magenta-throated woodstar, Green-crowned brilliant, Purple-throated mountaingem, Green hermit, and Coppery-headed emerald.

If you want a great photograph of a hummingbird, this is the place to come.
Written 21 November 2021
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Hello petersmithiv, thank you very to visit us, come again when you want, I'm happy to know than you saw some diferents species, is a good place to photograph hummingbirds.
Written 28 January 2022
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