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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 6996
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Monteverde Wildlife Refuge is committed to the preservation of our...

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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up hill - down hill!!!!!!

Did see some wild life, birds and other creatures - it is quite amazing to wend your way up and down trails in pristine forest; to hear the "voices" of the wild life in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A good walk through the jungle in the evening. Chris, our tour guide, did a great job pointing out different wildlife including snakes and a Pikachu. Was a great start down in Costa Rica

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We'd done a couple of day time nature walks elsewhere in Costa Rica but this was by a long way the best. It was actually much easier to see things at night as it's pitch black apart from where the guide shines his (powerful and focused) torch. We saw a variety of birds, insects and snakes - some very close... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Firstly, we so wanted to love this. We love nature, and viewing it in it's nature environment. But there was nothing 'natural' about this night tour experience. Firstly, it was very disorganised. It took forever to get everyone into groups. We were left waiting for at least 20 minutes after the first groups left. This meant that the others were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

If you are spending time in the rain forest I would highly recommend this tour, as the experience you have at night is very different to the day. Thought the price of the tour was very reasonable, and our guide made sure that we were kept supplied with torches, although I would recommend you bring your own, high powered one... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had a short amount of time to see and do everything we wanted in the Monteverde region. Our selection of this night tour was based on the recommendation of our hotel staff. Having looked at all the reviews and photos, I think any night tour will provide you a remarkable look into this fascinating forest. We were picked up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the night tour at this refuge and it was a beyond amazing experience!! We come from a busy city and didn't really expect to see much, we just wanted to have a different experience seeing the forest at night. With that said we got to see a tarantula, glowing mushrooms, beautiful sleeping birds, bats, and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We did the Night Walk, which takes roughly 2 hours. The Guide was really professional, the park is amazing. Unfortunately, the tour takes place for too many people (roughly 8 people per group and approx 5 groups at the same time). It's quite expensive, and therefore not really worth the money. + Park / Location + Professional Guide - expensive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We just got back from a great night walk through the wildlife refuge. We were picked up from our hotel by the tour van. All of us were given flashlights to help see while we were walking, but also to spot the animals. Our guide was Sergio. My friend had already read good reviews about him. He didn't disappoint! I... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Did see some wild life, birds and other creatures - it is quite amazing to wend your way up and down trails in pristine forest; to hear the "voices" of the wild life in the silent woods all around, if not immediately visible. Trees and flora are magnificent and tell many stories.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Our guide Jean Carlo Rodriguez obviously knew the refuge like the back of his hand, and we were astounded by the range of birds, animals, and a snake that he found and pointed his monocular on for us. When one of the other night guides radioed him with the sighting of a wild cat he was excited like a kid... More 

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