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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde Costa Rica

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Monteverde’s Most Iconic Cloud Forest Park

Discover the Magical Scenery of the 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 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 $26 for non-resident adults, $13 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 tour with a local guide to learn about the cloud forest flora and fauna, which we highly recommend enhancing your experience. We also recommend booking your tour in advance to secure your spots. 

Here at MonteTours, we run our own guided nature tours, and we highly recommend this beautiful place as we’ve found it to be the most iconic nature reserve in Monteverde. Here’s what we think about the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, what makes it stand out, and why we recommend it.

Why Choose the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve?

Amazing Biodiversity

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of Earth’s most biologically diverse places. This wonderful place is home to more than 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid species in a single place), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects, which draws both scientists and tourists to this place. 


Commitment to Conservation

Since its establishment in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has been a pioneer in forest conservation, setting the example for many other conservation areas that followed later in Monteverde. This extraordinary reserve is also the most extensive private nature preserve in Costa Rica.

Magical Beauty

In April 2019, CNN featured the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as one of the top 25 most beautiful places on earth and the most magical place in Costa Rica. 


Expert Guides

Local, knowledgeable, and friendly guides are passionate about the cloud forest and its inhabitants. They will enhance your experience with fascinating insights, ensuring that every moment at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is educational and memorable.

Monteverde Reserve Cloud Forest Tour
A photo of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve's waterfall

What Nature Lovers Say

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.

– Rebecca Diaz
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.

– Lance Williams
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.

– Robert Richardson

Book Your Monteverde Cloud Forest Experience Today!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for a guided tour at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and let your spirit connect with nature as you immerse yourself in the beauty of one of Costa Rica’s most remarkable destinations. Book now to reserve your spot or learn more about our guided tour at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

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