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Cafe Colibri

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve | Near reserve entrance, Costa Rica
506264555532
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Manassas, VA
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457 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just outside of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is the Hummingbird Cafe. You can get a cup of coffee and a bite to eat (we enjoyed the empanadas) while you are there. However, sitting outside watching the innumerable hummingbirds coming up to the feeders, we were not pressured to go inside and purchase anything. The hummingbird garden at Selvatura is... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this place because we'd heard it was a fantastic place to see hummingbirds and we were not disappointed. Maybe 10 feeders all around the cafe were simply inundated with birds and you could get so close up. Probably the best place in the whole of Costa Rica to see these amazing birds. As far as the cafe goes... More 

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Longueuil, Canada
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We went to see if it is true that there is so many hummingbirds and I can definitely say yes. They pass so close to your head you almost feel the wings. Bonus the coffee was excellente. Was one of the best lattes I had and belaive me had many in the past. Didn't really eat there, but would really... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a real gem! The number of hummingbirds is unbelievable, and there are lots of different species. The best thing was nobody seemed to be there! We found the owners to be very hospitable and friendly and the cake is amazing. Definitely recommend visiting if you go to Monteverde.

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Seattle, WA
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Do stop by this cafe after visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. They serve pretty good Costa Rican coffee, and the bonus is that you get to see lots of hummingbirds getting their sugar fix from the feeders and flowers around the shop. Even if you don't want a coffee, visit the cafe to see the hummingbirds. The cafe is... More 

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San Antonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Staff was very attentive and provided good service. Food was simple, nothing to brag about especially for the prices charged but helped fuel us up after 4+ hours of hiking around the Monteverde Reserve. The lattes were good as was the strawberry drink we ordered. The different varieties of hummingbirds we saw was a real treat. We were not expecting... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

Avoid this café with horrendous service and medicore food/drink at all costs. Instead, visit the cafeteria run and operated by the park 20 meters further down the road by the entrance to the park. The quality isn't dramatically better, but at least the servers are nice and don't try to cheat you. Somehow, buying only once coffee with milk, one... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

There are over 60 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica, and these stunning birds are worth studying on their own! If you want to see them up close then drop in at Cafe Colibri (For non-Spanish speakers Colibri means hummingbird). Multiple feeders attract many different species and you can view them close up as well as constantly ducking as they... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Located just outside the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (10.18.09N 84.47.45W) this is more of a coffee shop rather than a restaurant. If you want a meal you would be better served to head back down the road to Cerro Plano or Santa Elena. There are many wonderful deserts, candy bars, and drinks available here. Ordered 2 sandwiches (one ham and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve | Near reserve entrance, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde
  • Phone Number: 506264555532
Description
This coffee cafe is located near the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It is linked to the Common Cup coffee shop in nearby Santa Elena, which is listed.

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