Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde

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Experience a truly memorable natural environment at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The lush, protected, and diverse 5,000 ha (12,355 ac) contains a staggering 2.5% of the planet's biomass, with a considerable amount of life being endemic to the park. You have the opportunity to independently traverse 13 km (8 mi) of jungle trails, trying to spot any one of the 500 species of birdlife that live in the canopy. Alternatively, consider hiring a guide for an indispensable and enlightening lesson into the amazing ecology of the reserve. Be sure to try the restaurant and stop in the gift shop after exploring the natural wonder. Work out when and for how long to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and other Monteverde attractions using our handy Monteverde travel planning site.
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  • This forest was incredible. What a unique place. There is nothing like it. You are literally in the clouds the elevation is so high. The amount of different plant varieties is just amazing. 
    This forest was incredible. What a unique place. There is nothing like it. You are literally in the clouds the elevation is so high. The amount of different plant varieties is just amazing.  more »
  • This is a beautiful hike no matter which direction you go. We hiked to the suspension bridge and then to the highest elevation trail (forget the name).There it was cloudy and I got a real sense of... 
    This is a beautiful hike no matter which direction you go. We hiked to the suspension bridge and then to the highest elevation trail (forget the name).There it was cloudy and I got a real sense of...  more »
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  • You can absolutely adventure out here on your own. Guides are great but not necessary during the day time. There is not a lot of wildlife activity during the day and the paths are well marked and well maintained. If however you want to see wildlife, go at might...and a guide may be able to point out some snakes or bugs you may not know where to look
  • This is an absolute dream destination! We saw so many species of birds and a few mammals, too! The guides were friendly and the trails were so well kept! We highly recommend trying to take the bus up to the reserve because it is so inexpensive and travels from downtown Santa Elena. We loved our stay and appreciate the time and effort given to this place!

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