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Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,430 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

fee

no dogs

$16 charger per person

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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8 months ago

Really beautiful forest, felt like thick jungle. Very commercialized, with paved paths all throughout. Absolutely worth it, though. Spent an entire day here and hiked every inch of this reserve. Didn't see as much wildlife as we had hoped, but the forest is amazingly beautiful.

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9 months ago

A magical experience!

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10 months ago

Beautiful forest, path is well constructed, super easy, didn’t see much for wildlife (small birds and centipedes)

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Tue Jul 02 2019

A really good walk. Well maintained track.

Thu Jan 03 2019

We visited the reserve by ourselves, did not saw any wildlife. It is less crowded than monteverde park hopefully. We did the 1h30 and 25 minutes hike (from which you can see the Arenal).

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