Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, Monteverde

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#15 of 23 in Parks in Monteverde
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Monteverde attractions like Monteverde Wildlife Refuge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We really enjoyed this. As others have indicated, group sizes are small and guides communicate with each other so key sightings don't go unseen. We saw a sloth, 3 green pit vipers, 4 tarantulas, a lar...  more »
  • Excellent guide who made sure we saw a variety of flora and fauna. Small group making taking pictures easier. Great to see a scorpion under ultra violet light. Amazed how quickly the time went.  more »
  • I understand that it is a wildlife refuge and that there is no certainty to observe nocturnal animals. However in that time someone that some animal appears if in an area relatively small there are 6 groups of 5 people believe everyone talking and pointing everywhere with their lamps! What we showed was an anthill, a flower, a hole where in theory had a tarantula inside, a frog, and number of common birds asleep. It is in advance tour is destined to be a failure. It is a scam
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