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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

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22 MI Southeast Of Tilaran 35 km, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 55-5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While this place has gotten a lot more popular recently, it is still a somewhat hidden gem. Arrive early and definitely make sure to have a tour guide. Otherwise you will likely miss all of the wildlife. That goes for really any park in Costa...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank therustictraveler
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful cloud forest day - wet, drippy and damp to start our great tour with Juan Carlos. He was a wealth of information in this really cool ecosystem in Costa Rica. The highlight was, of course, being able to see the quetzal. Seeing this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Correomel2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Lots of great birds and plants. Very well organised. Good coffee shop. We spent all day there and could have stayed longer. Take waterproof stuff as the weather is very changeable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KellyNN16
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a three hour privately guide tour (without a guide we would have missed the emerald toucans and the resplendent quetzal). Enjoyed it so much that we stayed on for a couple more hours to explore on our own as far as the very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Smotyndu
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was really looking forward to the cloud forest and booked a guide through my accommodation, this meant I didn't have to queue for tickets and also meant I could definitely get into the park. Although they limit the number of people going in, it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jacqueline O
Reviewed 5 days ago

You must visit Monteverde, despite the terrible roads. Ask for Felix as your guide. He is the best! He knows everything and is amazing at finding animals and showing you photos of any animal you might want to know about. He found a viper up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TazRad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting the reserve was very frustrating. We had a reservation for the 7:30 guided tour (natural history tour) with a guide from the reserve (not a privately hired guide). We were told to arrive at the parking lot by 7:20. We arrived at 7:10 along...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dselmal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the cloud forest hike even though the weather was so good there were no clouds! Guide extremely knowledgeable, especially about cameras helping me lear more about the facilities of my own mobile.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thehalo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked here while in the area. Cost is $22 a person to get in. Kind of steep just to go hiking. There is a nice small waterfall, a suspended bridge, and great views at the continental divide. Varied paths from wide rolling dirt road,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RodneyB399
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance but there was some confusion about the arrival time. Both our party and the other party in our group arrived at 6AM but the guides didn't show till 7AM (the time the park opens). Be sure to confirm your arrival time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nancy M
January 10, 2019|
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Response from hxz119 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t use any. We just used taxi to the park and booked the tour right there in the morning.
September 25, 2018|
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Response from MissDWilson | Reviewed this property |
Hope this will be helpful for those who read the answers to this question. There are guides from the preserve who are wearing a green uniform and Free Lance guides around. Some are great and some not so much. If you hire... More
June 11, 2018|
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Response from MissDWilson | Reviewed this property |
Here is late reply in case someone may need the answer. There is a public bus service with a set schedule. There are several taxi companies. Most red "legal" taxis will rip you off and if you ask at the desk you will get... More