Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, Monteverde

3.5
#13 of 20 in Parks in Monteverde
Nature / Park Wildlife Area
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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  • We reserve this tour since they recommended it in the hotel in monteverde where we stayed. When we arrived there, the logo of the company, photos, etc made bode that we would see a lot of animals such as monkeys, snakes, birds, etc... the reality was that our guide stopped to explain in a row of ants 20mins! And somewhat later a bug suit in which we were as half an hour... After explaining us on grasshoppers and cockroaches, told us that there was a sloth in the farthest of all tree (not is saw nothing, had to make an act of faith). In summary if you want to see insects like ants, grasshoppers and cockroaches this luxury, but don't expect anything more.
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  • We make the night tour of 18 h with Oscar, person, very friendly, attentive and it feels enjoys her work. He told us many references and we could see many insects, some snake, frogs and birds. We were lucky because we two spoke only Spanish in the group so it was like having contracted with a private guide. We loved it. We recommend no doubt.
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  • My wife and I were visiting Tamarindo and decided that since we were only hours from Monteverde we should visit. Our goal was to see a toucan and a sloth. All of the tour operators in Tamarindo said/ ...  more »

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