Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    It's a shame that Caño Negro doesn't grab the same amount of attention in wildlife-viewing circles as other destinations in Costa Rica. Due...Read More

  • 2. Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    One of Costa Rica's best-kept reserves has 13 km (8 miles) of well-marked trails, lush vegetation, and a cool, damp climate. The collision of...Read More

  • 3. Children's Eternal Rain Forest

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The 54,000-acre rain forest dwarfs the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves. It began life as a school project in Sweden among children interested...Read More

  • 4. Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary

    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...Read More

  • 5. Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Several conservation areas near Monteverde are attractive day-trip destinations, especially when the Monteverde Reserve is too busy. The 765...Read More

  • 6. Sendero Tranquilo Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This 200-acre forest is managed by the Hotel Sapo Dorado and bordered by the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and the Guacimal River...Read More

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