Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, Monteverde

(3.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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 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 »
  • This was our first outdoor adventure on our trip, and it's a different experience from the daytime ones. Our guide was excellent and very sharp-eyed when it came to seeing the various forest creatures...  more »
  • Very pretty place to see many animals. Better with a guide or you will miss lots! A must see place if in the area.  more »

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