Ecological Sanctuary, Santa Elena

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  • September 6, 2017
    This reserve is not fancy, it's a reserve; but there a several well marked trails which provide the opportunity to see great views and fantastic wildlife. Recently even ocelots have been seen there. S...  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    We had a nice hike with children in different trails, easily accessible to all. The forest is younger than at the Curi Cancha Park which gives a different visit in the same region. MORE: Beautiful trails bidders two watchtowers for beautiful views, a beautiful waterfall and animals that we had no view elsewhere (toucan and Capuchin monkey). The owners are friendly. Cons: Maintenance is deficient (one of the structures of a watchtower is destroyed for a while, the trail to the 2nd waterfall is not easily and benches and tables are partially destroyed) price: $ 15 adults, $ 10 children.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We were a family of 5 with grown-ups. The place was all for ourselves and we could walk in our own pace in quiet. Lots of animals to see such as capuchin and racoons. Was really great. Signs are very ...  more »
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  • July 24, 2016
    3 nice and easy trails with two viewpoints and two waterfalls. We saw many butterflies and some mammals. The Santuario Ecológico is easily reached by foot from Santa Elena. Just go to the "Monteverde Lodge & Gardens", in front of the hotel on the left side starts a slightly hidden trail which leads directly to the entrance of Santuario Ecológico. See the picture below. You have to cross a tiny river walking this path. After the walk we received a free homemade lemonade with lemons grown by themselves.
  • January 24, 2016
    Great place for a longer hike. Good nature and views. Not crowded! We came here on our last day in Monteverde and unlike our prior activities we did not have a guide (so we can't compare the abundance of wildlife as a guide makes a huge difference). We still really enjoyed hiking for 2-3 hours in a beautiful setting. Was great that it wasn't crowded (we did not run into anyone else), very peaceful. The family that owns and runs the reserve were helpful with directions and a drink at the end. Visited January 2016
  • February 13, 2016
    Wonderful little reserve run by a very friendly family. We saw a pack of coatis, an armadillo and capuchin monkeys and some spectacular views. The sanctuary is easily reached by foot from Santa Elena if you take the semi-hidden trail that connects the sanctuary with the Monteverde Lodge resort above it. No more than a 10 minute walk from Centro Comercial.
  • July 5, 2015
    incredibly beautiful
  • March 11, 2017
    Very nice place to go for a walk
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