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Monteverde Wildlife Refuge

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Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Nice trails

if you love nature, this is a must for you but don't expect high demanding and challenging hikes... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
Birkenfeld, Germany
A fun night

I was pleasantly surprised by our night hike at the Refuge with Sergio. We saw lots of animals: a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
Emi T
Madison, New Jersey
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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, 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“night walk” (15 reviews)
“night tour” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Santa Elena, 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6996
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

if you love nature, this is a must for you but don't expect high demanding and challenging hikes. The trails are really well taken care and you can appreciate much of nature. If lucky you will see many animals and birds. Just enjoy the fresh...More

Thank tavo132
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by our night hike at the Refuge with Sergio. We saw lots of animals: a variety of sleeping birds, a sloth, a viper, a bat, frogs, and many insects. A fun evening; definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Emi T
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The tour is a bit expensive but we saw so much life on the night to (mammals and reptiles)! Our guide was great; had a lot of stories and was very knowledgable. Worth a visit.

Thank JezandStacy
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We did the night tour (6-8pm) and it was terrific! Guides have groups of 8 or smaller so you get personalized attention. They were very knowledgeable and able to find lots of animals, insects, etc. We saw sloths climbing around directly over our heads, saw...More

Thank jepsy
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Monteverde is a beautiful place that has so much to show. But it isn't easy to see everything without a guide. We arrived at 7 when the park opens and signed up for the first tour and got Carlos as our guide. He was great!...More

Thank JoyNoelle2
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The place is close to the coast. This natural phenomenon is very intriguing. You can clearly see the private parts of a man and woman . I would not give up this natural phenomenon .

Thank y0y020
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We did the night walk here with our guide Roy. highly recommend this activity when in Monteverde. Seeing snakes, sloths and many insects was amazing!

Thank Wrenches2015
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We went as a group to the refuge for a night tour with Carlos which cost us $25 for 2.5 hours between 7pm and 9.30pm. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us all around the refuge looking for different animals. We saw a sloth,...More

Thank scott s
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We were taken here for a night tour after booking with Pasion tours who helped arrange a later tour after we arrived. As we arrived, a rather large amount of people were finishing - not something that impressed as they looked very large. As we...More

Thank Inazumamazzy
Reviewed 4 August 2015

My husband and I booked this private tour through Desafio Adventures. When we first arrived at the refuge, there were quite a few groups besides ours. The first thing our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Micheal showed us was a small green pit viper. Then it...More

Thank Terry M
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