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El Refugio Twilight Tour

The Tour
Our 2-hour tour includes the services of one of our Naturalist Guides, who are the most experienced in the area, round trip transportation, and entrance fee.

Your tour group is no more than 9 guests.
Shared Adult Rate Shared Child Rate
$38 $28

El Refugio, is a private wildlife refuge located 10 minutes from the town Santa Elena in Monteverde. It was originally a coffee & dairy farm, but for the last 20 years it has been in recovery. El Refugio’s 20 hectares or 50 acres are a prime location for spotting wildlife and birds.

Located at 1400 meters above sea level, El Refugio sits at an elevation that marks the boundary between the Pacific tropical dry forest and the tropical cloud forest.

The night walk is a two hour walk on both flat and uphill trails. Some steep sections have steps and handrails. You will have the opportunity to see nocturnal animals such as olingos, kinkajous, two-toed sloths and possums, tarantulas, if you’re lucky perhaps a snake, during the rainy season some species of frogs. It’s not uncommon to see migrant and resident birds sleeping and you will only view them with flashlights handled by the nature guide, so as not to disturb their sleep.  Regardless of what you see, the experience of walking in the forest after dark is unique.

After the walk, return to the lodge with your guide.

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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Lodge: 011 (+506) 2645-5057
Office: 011 (+506) 2521-6099

400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road.
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