Children's Eternal Rain Forest, Santa Elena

4.4
#9 of 21 in Parks in Monteverde
Explore Children's Eternal Rain Forest, a private tropical reserve and one of the most biologically diverse habitats on the planet. The rainforest became protected and got its name through a fundraising effort by children from around the world. Immerse yourself in the lush green rainforest perfect for hiking and observing wildlife and exotic plants. The terrain varies greatly in elevation between 450 m (1,500 ft) and 1800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level. Hike among a vast array of orchids, ferns, butterflies and over 400 different species of birds. Keep an eye out for jaguars, white faced monkeys, vampire bats and sloths. Find out how to plan Monteverde trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • We strolled through the Bajo Del Tigre trails and were very impressed by the well marked and well maintained trails, the diversity of flora & fauna, and the inspiring story behind this unique rainfore...  more »
  • We went for the night walk, our guide was pretty friendly and knowledge. We really enjoying making questions, hearing about the park history and the animals, and taken pictures.  more »
  • No hard sell $13 per head Nice trails Saw few animals as young jungle Great views from platforms Bites from insects come free  more »
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  • The Children's Eternal Rainforest has two field stations and one separate reserve that is right on the main road in Monteverde, very near the Cheese Factory, called Bajo de Tigre. Bajo is the easiest to reach but the field stations are more of a challenge. San Gerardo field station requires walking 5 km carrying your stuff (backpack!). Pocosol can be reached in a 4 wheel drive vehicle in 40 minutes or so. Both are remote and boast staggering levels of biodiversity. Lodging is clean and comfy, meals delicious. Trails are well maintained and provide access to the surroundings of each station. Hot water and power are found at both stations. Reservations can be made through Monteverde Conservation League. Great destination for the ecotourist, birder, naturalist.
  • A huge private reserve which is easy enough to walk to from Monte Verde. There's a small fee to enter before hitting the trails, where you can pickup a laminated map and get some helpful advice from the staff there. We only encountered one other pair of hikers for three hours walking, which was excellent! We saw loads of wildlife including two rat snakes mating. The viewing platform at the furthest reaches of the trails was fantastic. Take some water and do the full circular route. Highly recommended trails.
  • I only give 4 stars because we were chased by a few monkeys! They could have felt threatened by our presence, protecting a young one or engaging in mating practices...either way it was pretty scary. The property itself is absolutely amazing!
  • Come enjoy nature
  • Great forest. Great story of private protection.
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