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. Using our online itinerary creator, Monteverde attractions like Monteverde Wildlife Refuge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Time for the tour 5.45 pm and 7.45 pm (pick up from your hotel). Tour lasts for 1,5-2 hours. Cost: $25 per person (transportation included). All guides work as a team (as soon as one spots an animal, ...  more »
  • We were picked up in a minibus at Rainbow Valley Lodge who had booked the tour for us and during our journey to the refuge the driver spotted a sloth in a tree which we caught a quick glimpse of befor...  more »
  • 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 »
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