Children's Eternal Rain Forest, Monteverde

Explore Children's Eternal Rain Forest, a private tropical reserve and one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet. The rainforest became protected and got its name through a fundraising effort by children from around the world. Immerse yourself in the lush green rainforest perfect for hiking and observing wildlife and exotic plants. The terrain varies greatly in elevation between 450 m (1,500 ft) and 1800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level. Hike among a vast array of orchids, ferns, butterflies and over 400 different species of birds. Keep an eye out for jaguars, white faced monkeys, vampire bats and sloths. Find out how to plan Monteverde trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Our first guided night hike experience. Our guide (name pronounced like “grey bean”) gave us an excellent background of the history of the preserve. Before we even began our hike, he pointed out bats,...  more »
  • Dry rain forest hike - Easy trail , 4 and 6 year old hiked all of it in over an hour no problems . 2 year old was in a hiking carrier so she enjoyed the view . Did not see any animals but the forest i...  more »
  • We saw and heard more mammals in this reserve than in the others. It benefits the children in the area and it is very close to some great restaurants (be sure to try the co-op next to Stella's).  more »
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  • A huge private reserve which is easy enough to walk to from Monte Verde. There's a small fee to enter before hitting the trails, where you can pickup a laminated map and get some helpful advice from the staff there. We only encountered one other pair of hikers for three hours walking, which was excellent! We saw loads of wildlife including two rat snakes mating. The viewing platform at the furthest reaches of the trails was fantastic. Take some water and do the full circular route. Highly recommended trails.
  • I only give 4 stars because we were chased by a few monkeys! They could have felt threatened by our presence, protecting a young one or engaging in mating practices...either way it was pretty scary. The property itself is absolutely amazing!
  • Great forest. Great story of private protection.
  • This is amazing!
  • Lots of cool trees, a few cool animals, and some interesting smells...

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Where to stay in Monteverde

Monteverde makes the most of its scenic natural surroundings, with an extensive choice of eco-accommodations offering an immersive natural experience. Most guests choose to stay outside of the town center to enjoy the rainforest surroundings in an eco-lodge or a family-owned ranch. Southeast, along the road to Monteverde Reserve, and north, near Don Juan Towns, you'll find some of the most popular areas to stay. If you do stay within the town center, you'll still enjoy easy access to the area's gardens and animal reserves.
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