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Monteverde Cloud Forest


Monteverde Forest Costa Rica Cloud Forests

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was founded in 1972 by George and Harriet Powell and is the best known forest in the Monteverde Zone.  In 1975 the initial 328 hectares of this Monteverde Forest reserve were increased with the addition of the Quaker communities 554 hectare water shed preserve. 

The reserve now covers around 10,500 hectares.  Elevation ranges from 600 meters above sea level to 1800 meters on isolated peaks.  This reserve, under the administration of the Tropical Science Center, is known world wide for its biodiversity and is visited each year by many tourists and scientists. What is a Cloud Forest? Click here.



  • 7:00am

  • 1:00pm


  • 4 Hours

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Monteverde Cloud Forest




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Guided Hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Guided Tours of Monteverde Reserve

Guided Hikes in the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Guided Hikes in the Monteverde Reserve

Monteverde tours offers a package that includes an English-speaking,  naturalist guide (only the best ones are chosen - tried and tested!), transport to and from hotel and entrance fees. The guides bring scopes and relevant reference books so you can really learn about the forests.

The tour pick-up time is at approx. 7.00am and return journey is at 11.20am, everyday. The groups are usually small, 6-8 people and the guided walks are easy and takes about 2.5 - 3 hours with frequent stops to observe wildlife through the special scopes the guides bring. There is a restaurant at the park if you want to buy snacks and drinks. There are also guided walks that start at 12md and 1.30pm.

 The hikes include a visit to the Hummingbird Gallery where you will see dozens of hummingbirds very close up!

Monkeys at the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Hummingbirds at the Monteverde Cloud Forest

More about the Monteverde Reserve

Ecology and Monteverde: A Series of Articles

Trails in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

Plants in the Monteverde Forest in Costa Rica

Hanging Bridge in the Monteverde Forest

Private Birding Tours

We can also arrange early morning birding tours which include parts outside the reserve as well as within the park. These are $95 per person including guide, transport from your hotel to Stella’s Bakery and return from the reserve, and entrance fee. Start at 6.00am from Stella’s Bakery.  Minimum 2.  No children.Desafio requires advance booking for guided walks especially during high season.

For a really fantastic guide to birds in Costa Rica, check out: The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (Zona Tropical Publications) by Robert Dean and Richard Garrigues (Second Edition 2014).

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Monteverde Cloud Forest

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