Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena, Monteverde

4.5
#3 of 21 in Parks in Monteverde
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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  • Very nicely arranged high altitude reserve with many trails and hiking options. Cool and very green cloud forest where you can see and hear rare bird such as bell bird.  more »
  • We had the chance to explore with a guide specialized in fauna and flora this beautiful reserve which has the particularity to propose various walking routes. We chose the one with the observation tower. In fact this park is full of varieties of flowers and incalculable trees ... Few animals visible on the other hand if not some birds and butterflies. The ambient humidity is very strong. Thanks to the guide's telescope, we were able to see a couple of well-hidden owls and this remains our best memory.
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  • 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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