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Monteverde Cloud Forest
The most popular and largest of the cloud forest reserves. The park includes 15km of trails for all ages and abilities. It is the only park that has both the Pacific and Atlantic slope trails. Opened from 7:00am to 4:30pm. Guided Tours begin at 7:30am and 12:30pm for more information and prices please ask @ the Front Desk.
Santa Elena Reserve
Quiet and peaceful. This primary cloud forest reserve is located on the Atlantic slope with great views of Arenal volcano and the lake. The trails are more primitive in this park and the weather is less predictable. All proceeds are invested in the Santa Elena high-school and distance learning center. Opened from 7:00am to 4:30pm Guided Tours begin at 7:30am and 12:30pm. For more information and prices please ask the Front Desk.
Curi Cancha Reserve
The newest cloud forest preserve in the area. Curi Cancha is a private for-profit park that opened to the public in 2013. This park has trails that are both in primary cloud forest and secondary dry tropical forest. With two life zones this park is great for bird watchers. Opened from 7:00am to 4:30pm Guided Tours begin at 7:30am and 12:30pm. For more information and prices please ask the Front Desk.
The night walk offers one of the most impressive opportunities to view wildlife in the Monteverde area. Over 70% of our species are night time feeders. Especially mammals. 2 toed sloth, Kinkajou, Foxes, Anteaters are just a few of the animals that can be found. We work with several preserves in the area. These tours include transportation, guide and a flashlight. For more information and pricing ask at the front desk.
Monteverde City Walk
Taking the public bus this walk starts at the Monteverde Reserve and the hummingbird garden. It is a lovely, 5km, mostly downhill walk to Santa Elena. On the walk you can stop and see many of the attractions of Monteverde. The cheese factory, bat museum, café Monteverde, butterfly garden to name a few. For more information and prices please ask the front desk.
Great free hike to the highest peak in the Monteverde area. On clear days the views from here are incredible. There are unmarked trails departing from the top. Be careful and enjoy. Times vary but expect at least 3 hours from the hotel. For more information please ask the front desk.
San Luis Valley
The San Luis valley is a beautiful area to explore. There are trails and country roads including a lovely river to swim in. This is a full day hike. For more information please ask the front desk.
San Gerardo Station
This is part of the Children’s Eternal Rain forest and can be accessed from the entrance to Santa Elena Reserve. It is a full day hike and well worth the visit if you have the time. You can also sleep in the station. They require a reservation. For more information and prices please ask the front desk.
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