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Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk
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Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk

By Johnny Loves Nature Eco Tours
Recommended by 90% of travellers
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See the nocturnal side of Monteverde Cloud Forest on a guided hike, searching for the animals that come out at night. From grey foxes to spiders and reptiles, much of Monteverde’s wildlife can only be spotted after dark; with an experienced guide to lead the way, you can safely experience the sights and sounds of the nighttime forest.
from
€28.06
€22.45
per adult
from
€28.06
€22.45
per adult

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Ages 2-88, max of 12 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
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Portuguese, English, Spanish
Features animals

Highlights
  • Look for nocturnal species in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Learn about the animals that come out after dark
  • Hiking with a guide means you’ll see even more plants and animals

  • Local taxes
  • Rechargeable battery flashlight
  • Optic gear
  • Field guides to identify species
  • Entry/Admission - Johnny Loves Nature Eco Tours
What's not included
  • Entrance fee of Refuguio de Vida Silvestre $8pp Cash or card
  • Transportations $6pp Extra
  • Entry/Admission - Monteverde Wildlife Refuge


Departure details
  • Wildlife Refuge Monteverde, C. Los Camachos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica Drive to Cañitas in the 606 nort 1K out of the town to Refugio de vida silvestre in calle Camachos or add in your GPS 85HC+FV Monterverde de Puntarenas when ou are there please ask for Johnny Villegas in the front desk of Refugio de Vida Silvestre
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23968P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk?
Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk price starts from €22.55. Discover and book Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk on Tripadvisor
What is the Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk cancellation policy?
Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk?
Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk is hosted by Johnny Loves Nature Eco Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Johnny Loves Nature Eco Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Monteverde Rain Forest Night Walk on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23968P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wildlife Refuge Monteverde
    C. Los Camachos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Monteverde, Costa Rica
    Drive to Cañitas in the 606 nort 1K out of the town to Refugio de vida silvestre in calle Camachos or add in your GPS 85HC+FV Monterverde de Puntarenas when ou are there please ask for Johnny Villegas in the front desk of Refugio de Vida Silvestre
    See address & details
  • 1
    Johnny Loves Nature Eco Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Monteverde Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

First L
First L
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Excellent tour with Johnny loves nature eco-tours.
Johnny was a terrific guide for our birdwatching tour. We saw Toucans and the rare quetzal! We highlyrecommend thi
John K
John K
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Fun and saw lots of wildlife!
Johnny was awesome! Super funny and knowledgable about all the wildlife, and had a great eye for seeing animals far
laurahK1832QA
laurahK1832QA
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Johnny is friendly, funny, experienced tour guide!
Johnny greeted as the entrance on the reserve on time & in great spirits. He shared his wealth of knowledge on the
Mainers-on-vacation
Mainers-on-vacation
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Well organized reserve for smaller-scale visit
Trails were well maintained with a variety of birds including quetzals. Many hummingbirds flitted through the bushe
Volcan_Rucapillan
Volcan_Rucapillan
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unforgettable experience....
highly informative & entertaining (Jorge!!!); quetzal (3!), motmots, woodcreeper, trogons, toucanets, orioles, turk
Zalmanek78
Zalmanek78
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Pefect start of the day
Our guide Johnny was very knowledgable and funny. We even saw a Quetzal, which is rare. Realy great tour, recommend
fancybutcheap
fancybutcheap
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The BEST
We booked with a third-party tour company and due to an error they made in our reservation, they scheduled us for a
GhillieII
GhillieII
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Great tour with Johnny !
We had trouble with our bus schedule and arrived late for the tour with Johnny. He waited for us which was amazing
penguin392000
penguin392000
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Johnny is the best!
The tour with Johnny was the best experience we had in Costa Rica. Not only is he full of knowledge and experience,
347lanceb
347lanceb
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I love Johnny loves Nature.
Johnny Loves Nature and Nature loves Johnny! I dont know how he does it; Toucans, Quetzales, Pit Vipers and Tarantu
Reid G
Reid G
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Excellent
Johnny was an amazing guide! I highly recommend him for any nature tour around Santa Elena and Monteverde. He went
V8910EGbriang
V8910EGbriang
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Great bird-watching tour with Johnny
Johnny was great - highly recommend his tours. He’s funny, knowledgeable and excited to see the birds as you go alo
Pattie452
Pattie452
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A Must Do
We had a fabulous bird experience with Johnny. Got to see many birds to include the female Quetzal and the collare
Per B
Per B
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Johnny really loves birds!
We could tell that Johnny is a guide who really has spent a lot of time in nature, and he did not disappoint in sho
200shannoni
200shannoni
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Amazing Experience!
We had a great time on our night walk! Johnny is so knowledgeable and friendly. We saw sloths, tucans, a sleeping h
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Jen Z
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
It was a good hike. We signed up with Johnny and our guide didn't indicate that he wasn't Johnny which was weird. We actually found out a few days later when we did another hike with actual Johnny. Unlike other people who had bad experiences with outheir substitute guide, we had a great time, saw some cool stuff and the guide was great at involving our 2 year old. Also the website says tickets for 2+ but apparently you don't actually have to pay for a little kid so that would have been cool to know
Written 16 January 2023
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JohnnylovesNature
Thank you!
Written 18 January 2023
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Steve Z
4 contributions
Mar 2021
We went on a night hike with Johnny last night and the hike was amazing. Johnny was a great guide and I would recommend him to anybody. He is very knowledgeable of the area as well as the animals int he area. He has a great personality and made everybody in our party feel comfortable and included in the hike. The fact it was just us in the group was very nice as well. He went out of his way to show us the animals that we hoped to see, even though we understand seeing all the animals is not possible. I would definitely book another tour with Johnny on any future trips to Monteverde.
Written 16 March 2021
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JohnnylovesNature
Pura Vida Steve I hud a great time with you and your nice family
Written 17 March 2021
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SMV7
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing experience with Johnny. He's a cheery, funny, and knowledgeable expert who made us feel welcome and safe. He has an incredible eye for all kinds of creatures, and he made it easy for us to see them through his scope. He even started off the session showing us how to use our phones to take photos through his scope! I couldn't recommend Johnny highly enough.
Written 2 May 2022
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JohnnylovesNature
Hola thank you
Written 4 May 2022
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amandahatt
Bath, UK9 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had a disappointing experience with Johnny. Unfortunately he’d had a very bad day and when we arrived he was visibly stressed and quite unprofessional.

He began the tour by telling us how hard his day had been, all the challenges he’d had and excusing himself to check in on his children (multiple times).

I admire him for juggling everything but sadly this did start the tour off on a very awkward note.

Luckily we did get to see a bit of wildlife but the lack of professionalism left us, and I am sure the other 2 guests with a bit of a sour taste.

With transport, entrance fee and the tour it cost over £100 which I would say was not good value for money compared to many other things we did in Costa Rica for the same price.
Written 5 January 2023
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JohnnylovesNature
Pura vida Thank you.
Written 6 January 2023
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Juliette K
San Diego, CA1 contribution
We booked Johnny after reading good reviews. When we arrived it was very crowded, the group was too big and another guide named Olger was assigned to our Family. Although he was very nice and kind he did not spot much but we walked to other guides to see what they spotted. It was kind of disappointing and the info we heard from other guides was by far more in details and professional . The tour started at 8.15 and we were back in our car at 9.45. The tour was 28 per person and when we arrived we needed to pay an additional 5 dollar per person extra for the entrance
Written 28 December 2021
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JohnnylovesNature
Hello thank you for your coment, We try to have small gruops of 6 people maximon so we use other tour guides to share and provide better service. With our rate entrece fee is not included, is normal to pay entrance fee in the preserve. Olger is a great tour guide and he is really professional person and a great human. We provide you a private tour to you and your family to have the chance to give you a great tour and a better experince. we fish a bit early because your kids where sleepy and ready to go home you ask if it was posible to fish early.. Enjoy Costa Rica thank for the review we we will try to be better, Pura Vida
Written 29 December 2021
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Michal Ž
1 contribution
Johnny is very friendly and clever guide. He is always trying to do his job for 110% and with little jokes make every minute of tour very relaxed. He has a very large knowledge of wildlife and nature and he will answer every possible question. Definitely recomended!
Written 18 November 2021
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mlhaupt11
Denver, CO8 contributions
We arrived early for the night walk but we were one of the last groups to get started on the walk. We were also one of the first groups to finish the walk. Our time on the walk was too short. In addition, there were too many other people on the walk and groups were often stumbling around each other trying to look at the same thing. We did see some cool things, but in order to see a single frog our guide took our camera to the frog, took a picture of the frog and the came back with our camera. We never got to SEE the frog. Average tour, at best. We have been on several night walks that were better.
Written 10 December 2022
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JohnnylovesNature
Hola pura vida gracias por su comentario, agrazco mucho nos infome su punto de vista, le comento que en mi las escurciones preferimos obtar por poner de primer lugar la seguridad de nuestros visitantes y luego exploramos la manera de mostrar la vida silvestre local sin exponer la integridad de la nuestros visitantes y nuestra vida silvestre, muchas gracias por su teimpo y contarnos que le parecio la visita sin duda sus comentarios nos ayudan mucho para poder mejorar y crecer positivamente en el mundo de el turismo- ecologico, saludos cordiales
Written 11 December 2022
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Vicente C
5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Johnny was an incredible guide! Superb knowledge of the various species that roam around at night. Not to mention pleasant attitude and the eyes of a hawk! I saw a spider I never thought I would see in real life, much less in the wild thanks to him!

Tour is just the right length and group size is ideal for questions and efficiency. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see the cloud forest come alive at night!
Written 23 August 2022
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JohnnylovesNature
Gracias
Written 9 September 2022
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Zak
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Johnny had an excellent eye and found many things we would have never seen. He could spot a 2 cm frog from 20 feet away and knew all the best places to look. He was jolly and full of jokes. He had a very good relationship with other guides as they shared with each other when something cool was found. Johnny is a local to the area and appears to be very well-read on ecology, and clearly cares about the forest and its preservation.
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you, Great yto meet you
Written 10 July 2021
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Cliff Lee
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Johnny was very well versed in English and Spanish and he was extraordinarily exclusive of all members of the tour. He also had a great eye and found all sorts of wildlife for us to view, and was quick with the scope when necessary. He always allowed somebody to video through the scope so videos could be shared amongst the group. Highly recommend Johnny!
Written 5 August 2021
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JohnnylovesNature
Thank you
Written 23 August 2021
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