Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

#5 of 20 in Parks in Monteverde
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Home to a variety of plant and animal life, Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena represents a 310 hectare (766 acre) reserve covered by preserved cloud forest. Approximately 8 km (5 mi) of paths wind through the reserve, with several lookouts along the way. You'll find more than 600 species of orchids, as well as dense vegetation, hanging vines, and various tree species. Some visitors come seeking birds--the Quetzal and the Bell bird can be spotted here. Keep an eye out for small mammals scurrying past your feet. Due to its location, the reserve is generally quite humid and normally covered in a blanket of fog. To visit Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and get the most from your holiday in Monteverde, create itinerary details personal to you using our Monteverde online tour itinerary planner.
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  • We really loved the trails here. We did the Encantado trail which was narrow and so, so green. It had been raining for quite a while (3 days), so it was pretty muddy in places and there were a few...  more »
  • Great experience hiking in the Cloud Forest. It rained the day we went but it made everything so peaceful. We had the park pretty much to ourselves. Didn't see much wildlife aside from some birds and....  more »
  • Wonderful park with friendly staff, nice trails and a magnificent vantage point tower. Our guide Jonathan was knowledgeable and skilled. Would recommend this to anyone interested in the cloud forest ecosystem.
  • Only saw a couple of animals but the walks are lovely & the viewpoint's one of the best I've come across.
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