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Children's Eternal Rain Forest

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Address: Bajo del Tigre: Asociacion Conservacionista de Monteverde, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 5002
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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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Very interesting concept

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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La Quinta, California
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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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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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Portland, Oregon
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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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Oakland, California
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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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Ithaca, New York
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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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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

To save money, we did all of our reserve/preserve trips without guides. That did not work at the other locations we visited, but did pay off here at Children's Eternal. They have an excellent trail and guide map that really brings to light what you are looking at. We saw a Coati at the reception and numerous birds during our... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Bajo del Tigre is a part of the Childrens Eternal Rainforest, (CER) which is one of the largest privately owned conservation oriented nature preserves in Central America. It is an amazing center of biodiversity and is like Disneyland for naturalists and birders. The Long-tailed Manakin breeds here, as does the spectacular Three-Waddled Bellbird. The Resplendent Quetzal is also a possibility.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We took a cab to this location since we did not drive to Santa Elena. This was a beautiful hike through a preserved forest with only a few people visiting. Had an incredible view of a bell bird maybe 50 ft. from us.

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