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“Beautiful green lush canopy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monteverde TrainForest

Monteverde TrainForest
Ranked #13 of 18 things to do in Santa Elena
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Owner description: Two beatiful vintage trains will take the visitor through an amazing 2 hour trip through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Ideal for family groups and people with mobility limitations. Great views of the Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest, restaurant, souvenir shop and gourmet coffee shop available, open year round from 7 am to 4 pm, night tours available upon request.
Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Beautiful green lush canopy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

The rainforest was welcoming. It was so green, so fresh, so attractive and welcoming.

Visited May 2012
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Huntington beach
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“Great if you are looking to relax and enoy!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

The train ride was nice and calming, like everyone else said it's about an hour with a nice break in the middle for a very short walk. We enjoyed it and also the wonderful lunch that came with it. Everyone was spool nice and helpful. Maybe to helpful, when we arrived just coming from Arenal we didn't plan on staying the night but then asked about hotels and the manager offered a package for $85.00 each, included the train ride lunch, dinner, a room, and breakfast. Like I said everything was great at the train forest. We then checked into our hotel La Jardenias, everyone their was nice, breakfast was ok, no hot water for a shower and we had to sleep with our shirts over our heads after a cock roach flew on my head in the room. I was freaked out! Dinner at Di Kareis pizzeria which was supposed to be included, we were charged $47.00 for dinner. While the house cat was batting around moths the size of a rat...uggg. There are many great places to chose from in Monteverde as far as hotels and restaurants, definitely don't book this deal. I would like a refund for my dinner at least, as far as the hotel they were nice but I would never recommend them.

Visited April 2012
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milw. suburb
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“fun and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

The train ride was fun, photogenic, and interesting. We were lucky enough to get the guide all to ourselves and he was pleasant and informative. You stop half way through the ride for snacks and something to drink and a small walk through the forest along with a scenic outlook. We would recommend this small side trip if you have the time.

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A gentle trip in the clouds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

A nice, slow trip of about 30 mins up the hillside, followed by a short walk, and then back. The views were good, but not too exciting. But it was nice to do something that did not involve zip lines. It was cool, but not cold. Unfortunately the clouds meant that the view of the volcano was obscured.

Visited April 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Pleasant, but expected enclose train cars”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

We had a nice ride, but it was very chilly and foggy at the time we went, so we were unable to see any views. Be sure to bring warm clothes along to be prepared for any type of weather. I expected a regular train, but it was more just mini open cars-ok on a nice day only

Visited March 2012
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