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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve


Established in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is the most famous park in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is at the heart of the Monteverde cloud forest, located at 1,400 meters above sea level (roughly 4,600 feet). The reserve features an impressively high density of biodiversity.  

Hours and Entrance Fees

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is open every day from 7 am to 4 pm, and the entrance fee is $25 for non-resident adults, $12 for non-resident children (6 to 12 years old), and $8 for residents (all ages). With the entrance fee, you will get a map that you can use to guide yourself. The trails are also very well marked.

For an additional fee, you can go on a tour with a local guide to learn about the cloud forest flora and fauna, which we highly recommend to enhance your experience. We also recommend that you book your tour in advance to secure your spots. 

Cloud Forest Tour


Natural Beauty Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

First and foremost, hire a guide to get all the information that you would miss and see things you would otherwise walk by. Also, most importantly to be safe. From vipers to tarantulas and all the other unknowns, a guide will keep you safe. Incredible views, a hanging bridge, a waterfall and so much more. Fun walking through the cloud forest.

– TripAdvisor
Immersion In Nature Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

I asked to my friends: if I only have time to visit one place, where should I go? They’ll agree that the Reserve is a must!I went all by myself planning to do the longest trial but it was around 1pm and they close at 4pm so I only had that time frame to explore. I am glad I took the jacket with a hat because there was a mist on and off all the way.

– TripAdvisor
Great Hike Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

We had a very knowledgeable guide which makes for a much better hike. We saw two Quetzals, oranged-kneed tarantula, mot-mots, numerous hummingbirds and many other birds and plants. The trail going up wasn't terribly vigorous or muddy having once been an old road. The rest of the trail was mostly water-permeable pavers.

– TripAdvisor

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