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Children's Eternal Rain Forest

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Address: Bajo del Tigre: Asociacion Conservacionista de Monteverde, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 5002

The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's...

The Bajo del Tigre sector is physically separated from the Children's Eternal Rain Forest and is managed by the MCL. Bajo del Tigre is situated in Monteverde and is approximately 29 hectares in size, although the property is surrounded by other forested properties in the zone. The type of forest found in Bajo del Tigre is rare and it is poorly represented in the country. This is because these forests were cut down to make way for coffee plantations and urban zones. Bajo del Tigre presents an altitudinal range from 1,020 to 1,380 meters above sea level and receives over 2,400 mm of rain annually. In this type of seasonal forest, the dry period extends from January through the beginning of May. Bajo del Tigre has a reception center for visitors and a gift shop with items related to our organization and conservation in general. In addition, next to the reception center is a "kids' house" oriented to environmental education for local kids. The main visitors of Bajo del Tigre are national and international students. However, it is being used more and more by ecotourists and occasionally by researchers. In Bajo del Tigre, there are about 4.4 Km of trails that allow you to enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the area, as well as an excellent view of the sunset over the Nicoya Gulf.

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Great guide and very interesting project

Our guide was so very knowledgeable and interesting. He was an older gentleman that had been a guide for a long time and really informed us about how the ecology was changing and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was so very knowledgeable and interesting. He was an older gentleman that had been a guide for a long time and really informed us about how the ecology was changing and what had been happening over the years It was obvious he really had a passion and so much experience. We took a walk around some pathways with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story behind the Bosque Eterno de los Ninos is wonderful. Over 30 years, schoolkids from around the world have purchased and protected 55,000 acres of cloud forest. Go just to support their efforts. The night hike was fascinating. Our guide lives in the rain forest and is an ardent advocate for all the species there including his rare find,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because we had read online that it was quieter than other reserves in the area and it definitely was. Lovely walk and we were very lucky to see a big group of 10-16 Coatis, an Agouti and best of all a troop of around 6 white faced capuchin monkeys. We found this better than the cloud forest... More 

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited the offices and display center of The Children's Eternal Rainforest. Very good information, tastefully displayed and so interesting. Any purchases go to help the rainforest preservation cause, so we were happy to assist.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had this as part of our planned tour and were really looking forward to it. However there were only 3 of us and the guide seemed not the most charismatic - I'm sure he was knowledgeable - just not a great guide. We didn't see anything apart from some stick insets! That's nature , I get it, but shame... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We sure hope you make it here. We drove all the way to the hanging bridge when discretion was the better part of valor, given the rotting boards on the bridge. Wish we could have made it, but seriously, it looked like some of the boards would give way due to rot and we'd have been stuck or worse. The... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This group of Conservationists should be applauded for what they have protected in the rain forest. The trails take you close to many natural wonders

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was disappointed in the guide's knowledge, his pacing, and his ability to lead a tour. He concentrated on a family, leaving me and my friend out of earshot. He condescended when he did address us, left us so far behind at times we were not in visual or audio contact, and glossed over huge amounts of information. I spotted... More 

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Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

So, I've seen so many negative reviews on here, and there's a reason for it. You have to choose the perfect time to visit the Children's Eternal Rainforest, if not then you'll be thoroughly disappointed. I was lucky enough to go with a group of biologists and we were able to see a great amount of wildlife. The trails become... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went on a self guided walk of the bajo del tigre forest and it was amazing! The guide book provided was really interesting and the map easy to follow. We saw several types of butterflies (we visited the butterfly garden the day before and recognized many!) tons of amazing birds, and a coati! We heard a group of white-faced... More 

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