Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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 was a real dive into the world of natural beauty. We didn’t want to take a guide at the beginning but after hundred of meters at our trails we realized how essential it was. So we got back to...  more »
  • My wife and I arrived at about 7.45am having read that the park fills up quickly. On arrival we got talking to a guide (Felix) and lucky we did as without an official guide we would have been left...  more »
  • Beautiful cloud forest with many different trails to go to, We took one od the guided tours and it was really good, We got to leant a lot about the area  more »
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  • This is a wonderful forest worth taking time to understand the wilderness. It’s a cloud forest, it was very exciting for us to see the cloud elevation below us. We found each host mature tree to have many ferns, orchids, and mosses. We did not see any mammals nor birds but that did not lessen the closeness with nature. Plan on going to the look-out-point later after the clouds have dispersed. The bridge has a limitation of 10 people. So be aware. Some paths could be slippery based on ground wetness. Plan on a good pair of shoes. There is a limitation on the number of tourists in the forest, maybe 250. Each tourist is provided with a wrist band that is scanned at entry and exit. Overall this is a very well managed reservation. It is an advertised fact that 100% of proceeds from ticket sales goes towards conservation, research and environmental education.
  • Great views and worth the hike up. Did this early morning which was perfect weather because it gets quite steep in places, prepare to get a good sweat on. Be patient from the Continental Divide viewpoint for the clouds to clear and get a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Worth the money and great hiking for all ages. If your on a budget I recommend doing the self guided hike.
  • Absolutely stunning scenery. You’ll definitely get a work out if you take the longer routes. Wildlife is hard to spot but chances are you’ll see something! The bus back to town is only $2 and comes often.
  • Nice hiking and beautiful scenery, but $25 per person is too expensive. There is no signage for pricing so you just have to hope what they are charging you is correct. We didn't see much wildlife expect for a snake, a few birds, butterflies and insects. It was not crowded at all which added to the experience. The bridge was nice to see the forest from a different perspective.
  • Great trails. Spent almost 3hrs here walking a number of routes. Saw loads of wildlife. We arrived at 8 and parked on the side of the road leading up to the entrance to the park. Has restaurant on-site. Can refill water bottles here. The staff are helpful and friendly. If you plan to walk most routes then bring sturdy footwear. The road up to the entrance is not great but we managed it by driving carefully in a 2WD. Aim to get here early to avoid the large groups and get the best chance of seeing wildlife.
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