Ecological Sanctuary, Santa Elena

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  • I always try to support local enterprises when I travel and I was glad to have chosen this one. Meandering through 4 trail options that include ravines, coffee and banana plantations, and a neat resti...  more »
  • Loved walking through their trails, it changes in elevation so you can see different plants/ animals in different places. Ran into some monkeys that were not at all happy to see me, but was such a gre...  more »
  • We have visiited "Santuario Ecologico" during our trip through Costa Rica and were suprised, how beautiful this place is! We joined a guided tour with Chris (a member of the owner familiy) and he expl...  more »
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  • Just had a great experience here in Monteverde. My boyfriend and I went on a night time nature hike and had a such a good time. Felix and his nephew Andre took us on a very personal tour of their property by night. Felix was very knowledgeable and it was amazing what they could spot in the middle of the dark. They really made us feel welcome. Very peaceful and informative. Thank you so much ! We are coming to try your coffee tomorrow :-) Jeremy and Katerina
  • Beautiful and quiet, not too much traffic so it's great for spotting wildlife. A nice mix of banana and coffee farm and native forest. The family who lives there are very kind and welcoming, and charged us about $15usd per person for admission.
  • We were very disappointed by this place. The small bathroom was dirty almost all the time. This place is very far from town. Meals are very expensive for just a little bit of rice and a piece of meat. Plus, we woke up with a snake in our bed the second day of our 3 days stay.
  • This reserve is well worth a visit. It has outstanding view as well as cloud forest flora and fauna, I saw Capuchin monkeys and agoutis while I was there as well as some wonderful plants. It needs a bit of TLC to the steps and rails in some places. Please do not follow the advice of David Schneider below for three reasons- the path he advises is on private property, the bridge to cross the river has been washed away and the path blocked and most importantly, this by-passes the ticket office and therefore does not generate the income this reserve needs to function.
  • Different than the more touristic cloud forests, however more chance to spot wildlife due to more open forest and amazing tracks. Less tourists, we were almost alone and spotted capucin monkeys easily
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