Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

4.3
#1 of 221 in Wildlife in Province of Puntarenas
Nature / Park Wildlife Area
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. Make Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve a centerpiece of your Monteverde vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Monteverde vacation route planner.
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  • The reserve offers several more or less difficult passages. You can meet a waterfall and a bridge which are unattractive. Few animals are visible! Nevertheless one can find beautiful points of views of the mirador.
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  • You have to go there. It is magical, so beautiful... The price is cheap. But don't forget, you need a 4x4 to go there!  more »
  • We were two couples, four pay the entrance to the Park, which is not cheap, but in the end, thinking that we collaborate with the maintenance and sustainability of the Park and the area's economy seemed well. The guided tour has 20 dollars per person, our group componíamos it six people, $20 each $120 total, the educated guide and he knew what he was saying, at least shortly after that was with us, one hour or less, we performed a small tour accompanied by the Guide, and the rest two hours did us alone. Definitely not worth hiring a guide, it is very expensive for the service they provide. The best, for me, the hummingbirds that can be seen in the bar opposite the entrance to the Park, and are also free.
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