Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

(4.5/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Das ist mit Abstand der schönste Regenwald in Monteverde. Da er am höchsten liegt, etwas feuchter.. aber total mystisch. Nur wenige Besucher.Teils nur Trampelpfad, was das Ganze noch uriger macht. Tie...  more »
  • Der Park an sich ist sehr ansprechend. Ich hatte eine Tour mit Guide gebucht. Der Guide war sehr freundlich und bemüht, machte aber im Gegensatz zu anderen Guides einen etwas unsicheren Eindruck. Abge...  more »
  • This park requires reservations and a shuttle ($2 per person) picks up visitors from their hotels. Located north of the town, next to the Selvatura Adventure Park, it has a couple of easy trails (e.g....  more »
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  • Very nice walking area. 14 $ is a bit much for only trails but totally worth it if you spend the day there. Trail Cano Negro is the longest (4 hours slow paced) but the nicest and you can observe a family of howler monkey down the south-eastern area. There are a few observation points to see the Arenal Volcano if the visibility permits it. Lots of variety of birds, altho hard to see in the dense forest.
  • Nice place to visit
  • Absolutely beautiful! Coming from the midwest of USA this was quite the experience.
  • If you come on a rainy day with poor visibility, don't expect views or animal encounters, just muddy rainforest walks.
  • Really good 7mi hike if you take the long trail. Seemingly much less crowded than Monteverde Reserve.