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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Amazing place!

It was an awesome experience! Very humbling in such a magnificent forest! You need a guide to get... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Donna C
Very informative

We organised a night walk here through a tour operator in Santa Elena. We were picked up and taken... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Sophie K
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

It was an awesome experience! Very humbling in such a magnificent forest! You need a guide to get the most put of your visit as you may walk right by wildlife! Great experience!

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We organised a night walk here through a tour operator in Santa Elena. We were picked up and taken only 10 minutes transfer to the refuge. At first I was a bit sceptical because there were so many people but they split us up into...More

Thank Sophie K
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I did the night tour in the pouring rain at night after 5 days of rain. With those conditions it was dangerous and stupid for a 70 year old to walk on uneven slippery ground at night. The employees are very enthusiastic and try very...More

Thank jronkowski
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent night visit with a great Guide. We started at dusk with wet cool windy conditions not expecting to see much. Our Guide pointed our birds and snakes that we would have not seen. The trails were reasonably safe considering all the rain.

Thank Ole D
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The weather was cool, wet and windy, and we were advised that conditions were not ideal for seeing wildlife on a night hike. Fortunately, the weather improved on our last day, and based on a first person rave review from the previous evening, we decided...More

Thank da_kneesSaintJohn
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We did the night walk with Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. In general the tour was good, we saw many animals and our guide Javier was very friendly and explained a lot about the animals we saw. He’d deserve 5 stars! The downside to the tour is...More

Thank MarieLouiseStapels
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Tamarindo and decided that since we were only hours from Monteverde we should visit. Our goal was to see a toucan and a sloth. All of the tour operators in Tamarindo said/ thought we were nuts, but we went...More

Thank B M
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We did not see much and this might be due to the number of tours going on at the same time. Theses keep bumping into each other going in different directions and disturbing the wild life. We did see a number of snakes and tarantulas....More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Our guide was very experienced and saw lots of interesting animals, e.g. honey bears, opossums, stick insects, frogs, tarantulas. Even though it was raining, it was still very exciting and fun, and was a unique experience. Would definitely recommend.

Thank kosterwalder
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I went on this Night Walk, I had such an amazing time, saw lots of animals (tarantulas, vipers etc.) took lots of pictures. The tour guide was great, gave us torches and he was telling everything about the animals. Highly recommend it

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