Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Monteverde

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Experience a truly memorable natural environment at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The lush, protected, and diverse 5,000 ha (12,355 ac) contains a staggering 2.5% of the planet's biomass, with a considerable amount of life being endemic to the park. You have the opportunity to independently traverse 13 km (8 mi) of jungle trails, trying to spot any one of the 500 species of birdlife that live in the canopy. Alternatively, consider hiring a guide for an indispensable and enlightening lesson into the amazing ecology of the reserve. Be sure to try the restaurant and stop in the gift shop after exploring the natural wonder. Work out when and for how long to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and other Monteverde attractions using our handy Monteverde travel planning site.
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  • Deceived to leave the car in the official parking, pay USD 5, and take the official bus to cover the 3km to the entrance only to find many tourist getting off and on their cars right before the Park.....  more
    Deceived to leave the car in the official parking, pay USD 5, and take the official bus to cover the 3km to the entrance only to find many tourist getting off and on their cars right before the Park.....  more »
  • Sergio was such an excellent tour guide for my group of 7. He was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We loved seeing all of the wildlife and learning about the different ecosystems within... 
    Sergio was such an excellent tour guide for my group of 7. He was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We loved seeing all of the wildlife and learning about the different ecosystems within...  more »
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  • Beautiful, the experience was surreal. One of the most biologically diverse private reserves I have ever visited. Be sure to visit in March or April as it can get very busy during the high season. If you're lucky you can spot some animals! However, the main attraction was the diverse plant life and fauna.
  • You can absolutely adventure out here on your own. Guides are great but not necessary during the day time. There is not a lot of wildlife activity during the day and the paths are well marked and well maintained. If however you want to see wildlife, go at might...and a guide may be able to point out some snakes or bugs you may not know where to look

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