Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

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Home to a variety of plant and animal life, Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena represents a 310 hectare (766 acre) reserve covered by preserved cloud forest. Approximately 8 km (5 mi) of paths wind through the reserve, with several lookouts along the way. You'll find more than 600 species of orchids, as well as dense vegetation, hanging vines, and various tree species. Some visitors come seeking birds--the Quetzal and the Bell bird can be spotted here. Keep an eye out for small mammals scurrying past your feet. Due to its location, the reserve is generally quite humid and normally covered in a blanket of fog. Using our custom trip planner, Monteverde attractions like Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This cloud forest is beautiful. It is so green and lush. There are a few different trails to choose from.  more »
  • We wanted to experience the jungle in as pristine form as safely possible. St Elena provided this opportunity for us in abundance. We were there very early morning. The trails quickly become less groo...  more »
  • A few short trails that are good underfoot and some longer, muddier options. Note that you can hire Wellington boots for $2 and this seems better than lugging boots from home or traveling on with very...  more »
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  • Very relaxing stroll through a forest. The ground was paved, or had gravel on it. I saw a big bug that sounded like a drone, and a large black bird. If you're a student the fee is only $7 so definitely worth the price.
  • Booked a guided tour on a rainy morning. Worth every penny, we would have seen almost nothing on our own. Guide was amazing at teaching about everything in the cloud forest, showed us a tarantula, many birds we would have missed and a baby nest of colibris. He even knew hot to replica many bird calls and attracted some for bird watchers in the group to capture.
  • Amazing hiking on well-kept trails with views to the east while walking through dense cloud forest. Very pretty and very organized.
  • que lindo lugar!
  • Beautifull cloud forest with well made trails of various lengths. There are is also a child friendly trail, not too long but still gives you a great impression of a cloud forest.