Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

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#6 of 24 in Parks in Monteverde
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. To visit Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and get the most from your holiday in Monteverde, create itinerary details personal to you using our Monteverde online tour itinerary planner .
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  • If you don't expect to see many animals of the Park is quite okay. I've seen the quetzal, a larger birds and several smaller birds. I've seen a monkey for 10 seconds as he went from one tree to another. I have gone without a guide because me the additional cost of $109 were too much. I did not talk with a couple that went with guide. You've seen not much more animals. The longest path is sometimes very muddy. The time is a little generous. In the monteverde park I heard birds more often and also seen. This is however significantly more visited.
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  • We visited at the beginning of June - we didn't meet any single person on the trail through hour 4 hours hike. There were only 3 private cars and one minivan on a parking lot. Take Negro trail as less...  more »
  • It is a must if they are to Santa Elena, monteverde. Beautiful landscapes at the height of the hanging bridges tranquility and lots of nature
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  • Amazing hiking experience in a lush rain forest. Bring a rain coat, since it's extremely humid. They have a multitude of trails, varying from 1 to 5 km, so you can pick and choose and combine, depending on how much time you want to spend here. Also, you can either simply hike or get a guided tour. Unforgettable experience.
  • I passed the whole day here and let me tell you, it was worth every dollar spent for the entrance fee. There are different trails for you to do, depending on the time you want to pass there and your physical condition. Some trails looked more like a side walk and others more natural and mudy. If you want to see many different plants and have a nice walk in the forest it is your place. I was really enchanted by this park. I strongly recommend it.
  • Such a beautiful place! Cheaper than the other cloud forests in the Monteverde area, but still plenty of trails to wander around on. I would highly recommend a stop here in you like nature, hiking, etc.
  • Do a guided tour! It was absolutely amazing what the guide could show and tell us for a reasonable price (~15 USD for almost 3 hours, 1 cup of coffee included). We even saw Quetzals although mating season was over and they were hard to spot! After the guided tour and the coffee we walked on our own through the misty and breathtaking forests on the well marked trails. I would absolutely come back!
  • Amazing place. The lush rain forest is filled with absolutely beautiful views and rare plants and animals.
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