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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

Ecological Farm (Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary)

  • Turnoff to Jardín de Mariposas, off main road just south of Santa Elena Map It
  • Monteverde
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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This private, 75-acre wildlife refuge is laced with four trails and houses birds, sloths, agoutis, and coatimundis. You'll also come upon two waterfalls and a coffee plantation. If you can't make it all the way up to the Monteverde Reserve for the day hike, there's a top-notch guided, two-hour twilight walk that begins each evening at 5:30. Reservations are required.

Sight Information


Turnoff to Jardín de Mariposas, off main road just south of Santa Elena, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • Guided tour $30, self-guided tour $12, twilight walk $25
  • Daily 7–5


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