Monteverde Wildlife Refuge, Santa Elena

#12 of 19 in Parks in Monteverde
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Explore some of Costa Rica's most pristine cloud forest at Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. Birdwatchers head here to catch sight of plentiful exotic avian species including quetzal, bellbirds, and toucans. Other species such as olingos, raccoons, armadillos, and sloths also inhabit the area. At an elevation of 4,724 ft (1,440 m) above sea level, oxygen is more sparse; avoid overexertion and bring plenty of water. Buy a poncho from the gift shop to protect from the wetness of the forest. Using our online itinerary creator, Monteverde attractions like Monteverde Wildlife Refuge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It must be kept in mind that all of these tours are depended on a bit of luck when it comes to seeing animals. But the staff at this wild life refuge went out of their ways to enable us to see as...  more »
  • We came here twice, once for a day tour and once for a night tour. Our day tour was not real good. He spent almost no time looking for birds. We did see a coati and some spider monkeys but it was not....  more »

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