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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

#6 of 64 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
4 MI North Of Santa Elena 6 km, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5390
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Truely stunning......

Magical place to spend some time. Really makes you realise the unspoilt beauty of such areas and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colin S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful and peaceful

My 14-year-old son and I spent a morning exploring this reserve and really enjoyed it. At the time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leslie S
Toronto, Canada
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It is a community non profit project, located near Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The Reserve has an extension of 310 hectares, covered by a majestic Cloud Forest, in which you can observe a great variety of plants, Orchids, trees, ferns, heliconias and others. Also hundreds of residents and migratory birds, as the Quetzal and the Bell bird. Entrance Fee foreign Regular $14 Entrance Fee foreign student $7 Regular Guided walk $15 + Entrance Fee Private Guided Walk $75 + Entrance Fee
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4 MI North Of Santa Elena 6 km, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5390
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Magical place to spend some time. Really makes you realise the unspoilt beauty of such areas and how much we should treasure and care for the forest for years to come.

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 14-year-old son and I spent a morning exploring this reserve and really enjoyed it. At the time we went, it was very quiet, and we were alone for much of our hike. Although we didn't see a ton of birds or animals (we didn't...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our guided tour as a group of three. After 10 minutes the guy from the office interrupted our tour and talked to our guide. He wanted to add a family of five to the group. Our guide asked him to take a separate...More

1  Thank Ipmah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is the most magical of places. On behalf of my university I visited the reserve and toured as much as was physically possible. The beauty of the forest was astounding, and the density and sensational views were almost impossible to...More

Thank Kaitlin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the Reserva on behalf of my University. We were greeted by friendly and welcoming staff prior to exploring the Reserva. There are a vast range of walks available, depending on accessibility & time. We were guided by Walter & Alex, who were...More

Thank Amelia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came from Tamarindo on a whim to see Toucan and a sloth. We were told that we were either crazy or suffering from baked brains if we thought we'd see either. Came anyway. Last night on a night walk, we saw 2 sloths, 4 toucans,...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This cloud forest is beautiful. It is so green and lush. There are a few different trails to choose from.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We wanted to experience the jungle in as pristine form as safely possible. St Elena provided this opportunity for us in abundance. We were there very early morning. The trails quickly become less groomed but any experienced hiker will not find the footing challenging. The...More

Thank Timothius
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A few short trails that are good underfoot and some longer, muddier options. Note that you can hire Wellington boots for $2 and this seems better than lugging boots from home or traveling on with very muddy shoes and trousers. The forest is great. The...More

1  Thank Trekbud
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a beautiful and quiet forest for a wonderful walk. Do get a guide as you will see more wildlife and birds. The view over to Arenal is amazing and the this forest is very peaceful and felt less touristy that others in the...More

2  Thank Dawn M
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Diana R
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Response from Peter V | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, my Spanish is not good enough.