Santa Elena Biological Reserve

Region Monteverde
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Santa Elena Biological Reserve

This half day tour you will know about h the community of Santa Elena that borders the Monteverde Conservation Area. Within this region, 310 hectares (765 acres) have been permanently leased by the Santa Elena community high school. The original vision was to use this land for agricultural research and education in Monteverde. However, the farming proved to be unsuccessful, and in 1989, the land was converted into a cloud forest reserve. Together with Youth Challenge International, a Canadian based non-profit organization, the community established an ecotourism reserve, which officially opened on March 1, 1992. The reserve was created out of the community’s desire to both preserve the cloud forest and use tourism as a means to benefit community development. Entrance fees go to protecting and managing the reserve, as well as providing higher quality education for the schools of Monteverde. In this Cloud Forest Reserve you will have more opportunity to see birds. You could also see the wonderful Arenal Volcano and the Guanacaste lowlands.

Included
Entrance fee, tour with a bilingual naturalist guide and transportation.

What to bring?
Hiking or sneaker shoes, comfortable clothe, rain coat, camera and binoculars.

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Hotels from this zone

FONDA VELA
City: Monteverde

This hotel is located only 20 minutes away from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in the middle of the serenity of the forest, where the visitors may enjoy countless eco-tourIsm treasures. On the 35-acre property,…

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EL ESTABLO
City: Monteverde

Check-in: 14:00 - Check-out: 12:00 This property is situated in the heart of the tourist zone of Monteverde between the Santa Elena Rain Forest and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The amazing location…

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MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST
City: Monteverde

The Cloud Forest Lodge is located in the beautiful Santa Elena-Monteverde area, four hours from San Jose downtown, in the Tilarán Mountain Range, at an altitude of 5000 feet above the sea level. Thanks…

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BELMAR
City: Monteverde

Belmar is an eco-mountain hotel, adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and not far from other protected areas such as Santa Elena Reserve and the Children Eternal Rainforest. Recently renovated,…

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HOTEL FICUS
City: Monteverde

Ficus Lodge is a hotel located in the heart of Monteverde, near Santa Elena Downtown. Beautiful gardens, large trees, trails throughout the property, a garden that provides us with most vegetables we use…

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City: Monteverde

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POCO A POCO
City: Monteverde

Poco a Poco Hotel is ideally placed, within walking distance from downtown Santa Elena, where many different attractions, shops and restaurants are located, and only 15 minutes drive from Monteverde Cloud Forest.…

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TRAPP FAMILY LODGE
City: Monteverde

The Hotel Trapp Family Lodge is located very close to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve at only 15 minutes walk. The exotic vegetation of the rain forest which surrounds the property creates an environment…

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Activities from this zone

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Region: Monteverde

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Selvatura Canopy
Region: Monteverde

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It was very comfortable to stay and staff were pleasant and welcoming.
by Ellison from United Kingdom

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