Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, Santa Elena

3.3
Explore some of Costa Rica's most pristine cloud forest at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. Birdwatchers head here to catch sight of plentiful exotic avian species including quetzal, bellbirds, and toucans. Other species such as olingos, raccoons, armadillos, and sloths also inhabit the area. At an elevation of 4,724 ft (1,440 m) above sea level, oxygen is more sparse; avoid overexertion and bring plenty of water. Buy a poncho from the gift shop to protect from the wetness of the forest. Using our online itinerary creator, Monteverde attractions like Monteverde Wildlife Refuge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You can definitely see the many kinds of creatures, wonderfully narrated in the Woods guide Exchange information properly so,. Guide hospitality is great, Oh that was a fun time for.
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  • We did the 6pm night walk last night with Elious (?) as our guide. It was raining and so a little slippery (not particularly comfortable) but he made it so interesting. We saw a Toucan and some hummin...  more »
  • This is a preservation refuge, a sanctuary being held for the animals so it's no over developed (there is a little sensitive, wooden path building) and on our night hike we saw many animals. Our guide...  more »
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