Fodor's Expert Review Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary

Monteverde Cloud Forest and Santa Elena Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This private, 52-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 guided, two-hour twilight walk that begins each evening at 5:30. Reservations are required.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

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

-2645–5869

www.santuarioecologico.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Guided tour $27, self-guided tour $12, twilight walk $25

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