Guided Walk to the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde, Costa Rica

From USD 60.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve with your private guided tour. You’ll easily meet your guide at the reserve, then head into the tropical cloud forest. There’s no need to deal with large tour groups, and you can feel free to walk at your own pace. This is a private tour for you and your group, so take your time and focus on what interests you.
  • Climb the tower for excellent views of the surrounding areas
  • Plan on around three hours and the rest of the day is free
  • Learn all about the reserve from your personal guide
  • Explore at your own pace on this private tour

What's Included

  • Professional Certified Naturalist Guide
  • Parking area
  • Transportation
  • Reserve entrance fees ($20 add. per adult, Children 5 - 11 $9, students $12) *subject to change

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • La Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
    Guanacaste Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.


7 reviews
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Good intro to cloud forest
JoelBesse, July 2022
Rodiber was a very good guide. We observed various animals, including a viper posted 1m high, monkeys, over a 3.5h, quite strenuous trail.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hello Joel, Thankyou for visiting monteverde, that afternoon at Santa Elena was really good, though this is not the best reserve to see animals but to enjoy the real cloud forest, it was extraordinary. Keep having a good time.
De moeite waard
Christien_D, Apr 2023
Rodibert was geweldig aardige en kundige gids. Prachtige wandeling en veel informatie over het nevelwoud en de dieren. Rustig park.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thankyou Christien for sharing your experience. Santa Elena Reserve is the less visited park in monteverde área and let us enjoy in a different way cause we meet fewer people on the trails and is a nature class. Thanks for coming.

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