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Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden

| 80 km NW of San Jose, San Ramon 548-4250, Costa Rica
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Preservation of Cloud Forest

Nectandra is a magnificent example of what a few committed people can do to protect and study the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sandra F
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Orange County, California
A deeper understanding . . .

As a result of our 3 hour private tour with Evelyne and Arturo, we developed a much deeper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob G
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Nectandra Garden Public Tours Nectandra is open to the public and dedicated to public education. To enhance the enjoyment of our visitors and to minimize the human impact on the forest, the number of visitors permitted entry each day will be limited. We have naturalist-guided tours for a limited number of visitors by reservations. Garden day-tour programs may be tailored according to the visitors’ interests and customized to the visitors’ available time, their interest and physical stamina. The Nectandra walk is approximately 3 hours, through dense forest and undulating terrain. In addition to the informative discourse with our naturalist guides along the way, visitors will have ample chance to hear the sounds of the forest, to observe the fauna and flora, and to experience the serenity of the place. The entrance fee includes the guided tour and a short lecture program. Please inquire about discounts available to education groups by arrangement. Reservation is required. We will only honor reservations with advance payment, or which are confirmed by email 24-48 hours prior to the visit. The Garden is open every day by reservation only, from 8 AM through 3 PM.
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| 80 km NW of San Jose, San Ramon 548-4250, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nectandra is a magnificent example of what a few committed people can do to protect and study the complex cloud forest. Costa Rica Expeditions arranged a tour with Arturo and Evelyn and the opportunity to lunch with them. This was one of the most fulfilling...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a result of our 3 hour private tour with Evelyne and Arturo, we developed a much deeper understanding of the Costa Rican cloud forests - what makes them unique/distinct, and the threat that they’re under as a result of climate change and other human...More

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Evelyn, one if the founders is interesting and very knowledgeable. She, her Husband and an other couple manage this place...scientists and researchers. Easy but long walk...no bathroom...so, be prepared! Very accommodating.More

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Kathi-Nectandra, Guest Relations Manager at Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank-you for your review. And, thank-you for your thoughts on the bathrooms! I spoke with the owners and they now make a point to show guests all the locations of the 8 bathroom facilities before the tours begin. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

we had a family visit to this terrific privately-funded project which started 15 years ago. We were shown round (about two hours) by two of the original founders of the project, then were given a fine lunch entirely of local produce. Their admirable idea is...More

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Kathi-Nectandra, Guest Relations Manager at Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

We thank-you and your family for walking the maintained trails of Nectandra. We boast 130 hectares and our smaller property, Persea is about 8 hectares. Thank-you for your wonderful review. Kathi ~ Guest Relations

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the Nectandra Cloud Forest Gardens was a jewel in a ring of great experiences in our recent trip. This nonprofit organization works to conserve and restore the Cloud Forest through public education and scientific research. Our scientist guide Arturo, provided us with...More

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Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank-you for your review. Nectandra is a fantastic jewel! And yes, the scientific research is another large sector of Nectandra and her cloud forest. I too, have had the pleasure of walking the trails with Arturo. The passion he shows for these gardens is only...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I visited with my family as part of a extended ecotourism driving trip to Costa Rica. We had heard about this property purchased and maintained as a buffer between the National Park lands and privately owned lands. We were dazzled by the effort the American...More

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Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Nectandra's efforts to steward these properties are truly enhanced by families such as yours. The lasting positive impact, is on the treasured cloud-rain-forest reforestation of Costa Rica and the people who visit. Thank-you for walking our paths and following the footsteps of mutual friends. It...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The description on our tour guide did not prepare us for this beautiful place. Evelyn, David and Arturo are not only saving and rebuilding an important part of the cloud forest corridor but are helping the locals to do the same. They had an idea...More

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Management response:Responded 17 March 2017

Thank-you for your glowing review. Stepping into the clouds and experiencing this cloud forest preserve is truly unique. It was a pleasure to have met you and lunched with you. Kathi - Nectandra Guest Relations

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Interesting, beautiful, educational and fun- these gardens are the ongoing fulfillment of people who value the unique ecosystem of cloud forests. Knowledgeable and hospitable owners willing to answer questions and share their love of the rain forest flora and fauna. Absolutely worth your time is...More

1  Thank LS M
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Management response:Responded 17 March 2017

Yes, the cloud forest is a unique ecosystem! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience. Kathi - Nectandra Guest Relations

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

On the recommendation of Costa Rica Expeditions, due to my interest in sustaining the rain forests, we booked a visit to Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden on our way to Arenal. My husband wasn't sure he would enjoy it so much but it would break up...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

As part of our visit to Costa Rica we wanted to learn more about the green/sustainability movement that is so well known. We also wanted to get a close up introduction to the flora and fauna of the area. Thankfully we accomplished that and much...More

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Jim T
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Response from Kathi-Nectandra | Property representative |
We apologize for the delayed answer. Just recently, we now have guest relations staff. ~Yes, reservations are required. Our .organization has a reservation page. ~ Hours of operations : Monday to Saturday - 8AM to... More
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