Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, Monteverde

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Explore some of Costa Rica's most pristine cloud forest at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. Birdwatchers head here to catch sight of plentiful exotic avian species including quetzal, bellbirds, and toucans. Other species such as olingos, raccoons, armadillos, and sloths also inhabit the area. At an elevation of 4,724 ft (1,440 m) above sea level, oxygen is more sparse; avoid overexertion and bring plenty of water. Buy a poncho from the gift shop to protect from the wetness of the forest. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Monteverde Wildlife Refuge by using our Monteverde itinerary maker.
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  • Our hotel recommended this night tour to my friend and I and it was very good! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to see a lot of birds and creatures. We saw multiple sleeping birds, ...  more »
  • I contacted Jean Carlo a few weeks before traveling to Costa rica to reserve a private tour of full day in Monteverde. I am a person that I notice much in the previous behavior and response of people with which I try to. I have to say that from the first message that I sent, I noticed a character super nice, friendly and above all in love with his work. Those are super important things for a client and therefore do not hesitate to hire the tour with him. Once there the treatment with the it was perfect, his interest in us, their way of enjoying what we were doing, the word is special. I am a big fan of nature, traveled to Costa rica to enjoy it and found the ideal guide for my tastes, the day he flew, I enjoyed as a child and would no doubt take your tour! We saw many animals and especially birds, which were the main objective, three quetzals, several Green Tucancillos, Toucan peak iris, trogons, hummingbirds, Tanagers, mosqueritos... many! I wanted to get the book of the birds of Costa rica and the same Jean Carlo brought it to me, even a few days later sent me a list to my mail with all the birds that we had been seeing during the day. Without a doubt, if you want quality, attention and passion do not hesitate to ask Jean Carlo.
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  • We did a night walk starting at ~ 18:00. The whole walk was a wonderful experience and we learned a lot of interesting facts about the different animals we saw and the forest itself. Our highlights: W...  more »