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Cloud Forest Hikes

Most guests visit either the Monteverde or Santa Elena Reserve during their stay. Those who really like to hike may visit both.

Three other reserves each provide unique environments and ecosystems, but generally have less room to roam. Guides talk to other guides and know which reserve is having great wildlife activity at any given time.

We highly recommend a twilight tour, for an unforgettable new perspective on the cloud forest.


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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Excursion

The trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve offer short, intermediate and long hikes through different types of forest. A longer trail visits the Continental Divide, and the dwarf forests of its windy, cloud swept ridgeline.

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Santa Elena Reserve Excursion

Its higher elevation makes this whole reserve cooler and windier, creating a dense, ever moist example of Cloud Forest. This reserve sits on the Caribbean Slope and offers short, intermediate and long hikes.

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Curi-Cancha Reserve

Curi Cancha is a mix of fully recovered and recovering secondary forest. Several large open areas make good points to stop and look for birds. This reserve offers shorter hikes with easier access, and only allows 40 visitors at a time.

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El Refugio Twilight Tour

Our 2-hour tour includes the services of one of our Naturalist Guides, who are the most experienced in the area, round trip transportation, and entrance fee.

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Afterwards, cool off from your hike without ever leaving the cloud forest, in the outdoor pool set within the Lodge gardens.

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The Quest for Pura Vida
9 Day / 8 Night Group Itinerary
Monthly Departures
Starting at $2,698 per person

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Lodge: 011 (+506) 2645-5057
Office: 011 (+506) 2257-0766
Fax: 011 (+506) 2257-1665


400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road.
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