Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
About Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monte Verde, Costa Rica
Ticket Price: 20 USD
Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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Nestled along the mountain range of Cordillera de Tilarán, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserveis home to six ecological reserves preserving the region’s biodiversity. This area boasts of 90 per cent of forest cover that offers you a wide array of things to do ranging from trails giving magnificent opportunities to hike and bask in the beauty of the amazingly endemic flora, birdwatching, natural history walks, night walk tours and much more. Look forward to a lot of walking, albeit, very rejuvenating!
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Information
- Guided tours are available.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Ticket Prices
- Given tickets are for foreigner adults.
- Foreign Children from 6 to 12 years old: USD 10 per child
- Costa Rican and residents: USD 7 per person
- For more tickets refer to official website.
How To reach Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve by Public Transport
- By Car
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde Reviews - Write a Review
Monteverde is a beautiful place. The fact that you're in the middle of a tropical cloud forest is amazing. If you're in a correct place and you're lucky, you can see the Pacific ocean and from a place called "The Window" in the reserve you can see the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The weather as expected in a cloud forest is unpredictable, there are high chances to rain at any hour of the day. This place is focused on tourism, it means that it will be expensive. You'll find a lot of restaurants and hotels. To get there you'll need a big car or a lot of patience to get there, because of the roads. I visited the Reserve and you have to be prepared to walk a lot. I recommend to start early in the morning and if you have the chance pay for a guide, do it; they are trained to see things that you probably won't see. You can do a lot of things like canopy, tree climbing, night walks, etc. Monteverde, is one of the most beautiful places I've ever be, if you're in Costa Rica this is a must.
Monteverde is beautiful. We enjoyed hiking the suggested trail that is reccomended to take 3 hours. We decided to forgo the guide (due to costs) and do it ourselves, which we enjoyed. However, I am giving this a 3 Star as the park promotes a “self Guided tour” you can do with an Apple app download. Do not buy this app, it doesn’t work. We downloaded it, uninstalled and re-download (all while wasting time we could have used to explore the park) and it still didn’t work. When you scanned the codes, the app crashed. So, this was very disappointing, as we paid for the app which didn’t work, and then there is ZERO signage (except which way to go) so you aren’t able to learn anything about what you’re seeing :( I hope the park reads this review and considers putting signs up so visitors can learn about this beautiful place when technology decides not to work, or if a visitor doesn’t own an iphone!!!
Beautiful park with well maintained trails and a stunning example of primary cloud forest. Sadly large coach trips also visit this park, and if you're unlucky enough to start a trail in the vicinity of one good luck spotting anything! Seriously, large groups should be told (if it's not already obvious) to shut their mouth and open their eyes. Good facilities, excellent trails and friendly staff. Comes highly recommended.
Very well maintained tracks. The day was very cloudy so we didn't get to enjoy the longer range views (e.g. The continental divide), but was lovely to walk through the cloud filled forest. We didn't have a guide and didn't spot a huge amount of wildlife - I'm not sure if this was because of the weather or our lack of eagle eyes. We got there for 7.30am based on lots of the reviews and guidance we had read and the place was already really busy with groups going out with guides. By 11am most of these had gone and we felt like we had the trails pretty much to ourselves - if you are there in November and the weather isn't great I probably wouldn't rush to get there for opening. A taxi between the Cloud Forest Lodge near Sainte Elaina cost $US16 /CRC 7000 each way but there is a public bus that runs between Sainte Elaina periodically during the day.
Beautiful jungly forests with many birds. I saw a tapir and that was exciting. There are a variety of flora & fauna. So exciting to be co-existing in the Cloud Forest with the animals.. Local people are nice and make good food! There's some very small villages along the way.