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Cloudbridge Nature Reserve

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We were not able to do much hiking of this reserve but the 2 hours we did spend were amazing. The... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
CEC131
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Costa Rica
Amazing reserve with spectacular waterfalls and cool paths

This is one of the prettiest private reserves we have been to in CR. The paths are very nice, the... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
SamaraInfoCenter
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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2 km este de Escuela | San Gerardo de Rivas, Perez Zeledon, Chirripo National Park 11904, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

We were not able to do much hiking of this reserve but the 2 hours we did spend were amazing. The back story of the reserve is interesting, the trails well kept, directional signage could be improved but if you are not sure where to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

This is one of the prettiest private reserves we have been to in CR. The paths are very nice, the waterfalls and breathtaking and the views are amazing! We only did the short circuit but whenever we go back we would absolutely take the entire...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Linda M, Guest Relations Manager at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thanks. We are glad you enjoyed it and we hope you do come back. So much to see and every month there are new flowers blooming and a variety of animal and bird species moving through the forest depending on what is fruiting. There is...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We only had to hike half a kilometer in before we got to the gorgeous waterfall where you can swim. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the reserve is beautiful. Definitely worth the hike up the hill from town!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ClaireChoco
Linda M, Guest Relations Manager at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thanks Claire. We are happy that you enjoyed your time at the reserve. And yes the waterfalls are quite spectacular.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful waterfalls, resident artist and a small gallery if you wish to purchase one of her pieces or cards, a small labyrinth for meditative/mindfulness purposes. Stunning scenery. Took a guided hike up the mountain. The guide was very knowledgeable and the experience was educational. I...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kim S
Linda M, Guest Relations Manager at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Cloudbridge. The reason to have visitors come to the reserve is so that they can learn a little more about tropical cloud forests and appreciate the importance of these areas around the world. Sometimes...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Beautiful waterfalls, supports conservation and education. Worth the drive to the end of the road! Please make a donation to sustain their operations.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dhaivyd H
Linda M, Public Relations Manager at Cloudbridge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you for visiting the reserve and contributing to reforestation and environmental education. The waterfalls are beautiful this time of year now that it is raining again.

Reviewed May 28, 2018

We stayed three nights in a tiny house called Casita Colibri which was just suitable for our stay. It had a functional kitchen a full bath, and a bed in the loft upstairs. The best part was chilling on the porch watching the hummingbirds and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We spent a day walking the trails and greatly enjoyed the variety of vegetation, birds, waterfalls, and the surrounding scenery. We marvelled at the older trees that were each a masterpiece botanic garden, with bromeliads, ferns, vines, and other vegetation all taking their positions on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lucy5645
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Really nice area to explore. We didn't go with a guide so we didn't see a lot of wildlife, but the waterfalls were beautiful. We also went swimming in one of the rivers which was really fun.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tayler H
Reviewed April 5, 2018

The area is amazing and beautiful. Every so often we would stop just to 'absorb'. There are not a lot of places to park if you are driving there. There are helpful information people who will help you choose a path. The whole area is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Cloudbridge is one of our favorite places in the World. It demonstrates so well how ex-farmland can be converted back into vibrant rainforest within a relatively short period of time, how that re-wilded land integrates seemlessly with the surrounding primary forests, and how it all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Jennifer W
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October is not a really good time just about anywhere here.... it is traditionally the wettest month of the year, with the exception of areas on the southern part of the Carribean coast. But, mornings are usually nice, so if... More
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November 28, 2015|
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Response from Christopher T | Reviewed this property |
Probably a few hours drive. You'll have to drive to San Isidro de la General and then back up toward Rivas. If you look up Monte Azul resort, there are good directions for driving. If you get to Monte Azul, you just stay on... More
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