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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Disapponting night tour - not a refuge for Tarantulas!

I guess it is best to say that we had seen most of the creatures in question in daylight. However... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Cuckfield, United Kingdom
monteverde reserve!

Very nice to walk in. Luckily it was not too crowded when we went in. The hanging bridge was very... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Nagender B
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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 good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“night tour” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I guess it is best to say that we had seen most of the creatures in question in daylight. However, we came here for a night-time experience. We saw only two reptiles. There seemed to be no interest looking for, or showing us, insects (which...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Very nice to walk in. Luckily it was not too crowded when we went in. The hanging bridge was very nice. We saw decent amount of birds. But not as much as we saw in Curi Cancha.

Thank Nagender B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spent two days here with a birding book and a pair of binoculars. It was rainy out both days, but we still saw tons of birds! I hope that everyone who visits is as lucky as we were with sightings. The...More

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful guide (Jesus), and we saw a sloth, a armadillo, tarantula, green snake, sleeping toucan, honeybadger, and many more Note - our daughter who does not like bugs, was not a fan of the hike. Highly recommend, as a must do activity while...More

Thank Rodney T
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The tour started off on a terrible note. They told us to be ready at our hotel lobby at 7:30pm for the 8:00pm tour. I even rushed my bf while he was changing into more comfortable clothes since he had been in shorts all day....More

Thank El V
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We booked our trip trough Monteverde Lodge and Garden (probably a bit more expensive) and they picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel. It is a short drive from Santa Elena, and it was only the two of us plus the guide,...More

Thank lindri
Reviewed 12 December 2016

A night tour is the best way to see wildlife in the Monteverde area. We have taken this tour twice now and found it to be excellent. The area covered is small, but there are a lot of animals roaming and resting there. We saw...More

Thank Mizzou_Engineer
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited December 1 and had a really great time with Carlos, who showed us Emerald toucans sleeping in a tree, tarantula, sleeping eagle, and two toed sloth, as well as other interesting animals.

Thank Monicamermaid
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to see the Kinkajou but that's not all. By night wildlife changes their behavior, so I would say it's a must go. We had the chance to see many Green Palm Pit Viper in hunting position, tarantula, Kinkajous, many bitds...More

Thank Goncalo S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very interesting walking tour of the Cloud Forest. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to show us coatis, birds, lizards, insects and lots of specialized flora. Cool and misty, great, well maintained trails.

Thank Susan G
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