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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Night tour

This is an excellent and well run tour. We were collected from our accomodation and taken to the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
michellewZ8953MN
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Very interesting

Our guide was really nice, answered all the questions we had. We got separated in really small... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
DanaIpi
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Baden, Austria
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The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our native flora and fauna. It features animal views, guided family walks, and guided sunset nocturnal toursSit under a shady tree and watch Quetzals, Bell Birds, Umbrella Birds, Snakes and a variety of other birds in their natural habitat.Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is a private sanctuary, staffed by nature lovers and is the newest Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde Costa Rica.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (18 reviews)
“night tour” (41 reviews)
“sleeping birds” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent and well run tour. We were collected from our accomodation and taken to the reserve. On arrival at the property we allocated to our tour group. Animals sighted on our tour included a sloth, snakes, tarantula, birds, insects.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Our guide was really nice, answered all the questions we had. We got separated in really small groups. We saw a lot of animals: birds, frogs, slot, spiders, snakes and a wild cat! I would recommend it if u stay in Monteverde!!

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

It was an awesome experience! Very humbling in such a magnificent forest! You need a guide to get the most put of your visit as you may walk right by wildlife! Great experience!

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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

We organised a night walk here through a tour operator in Santa Elena. We were picked up and taken only 10 minutes transfer to the refuge. At first I was a bit sceptical because there were so many people but they split us up into...More

Thank Sophie K
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

I did the night tour in the pouring rain at night after 5 days of rain. With those conditions it was dangerous and stupid for a 70 year old to walk on uneven slippery ground at night. The employees are very enthusiastic and try very...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Excellent night visit with a great Guide. We started at dusk with wet cool windy conditions not expecting to see much. Our Guide pointed our birds and snakes that we would have not seen. The trails were reasonably safe considering all the rain.

Thank Ole D
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

The weather was cool, wet and windy, and we were advised that conditions were not ideal for seeing wildlife on a night hike. Fortunately, the weather improved on our last day, and based on a first person rave review from the previous evening, we decided...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We did the night walk with Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. In general the tour was good, we saw many animals and our guide Javier was very friendly and explained a lot about the animals we saw. He’d deserve 5 stars! The downside to the tour is...More

Thank MarieLouiseStapels
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Tamarindo and decided that since we were only hours from Monteverde we should visit. Our goal was to see a toucan and a sloth. All of the tour operators in Tamarindo said/ thought we were nuts, but we went...More

Thank B M
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We did not see much and this might be due to the number of tours going on at the same time. Theses keep bumping into each other going in different directions and disturbing the wild life. We did see a number of snakes and tarantulas....More

Thank John G
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