Bosque Eterno de los Niños

activities / Hiking & trekking

Bosque Eterno de los Niños information

adult/child admission US$12/free, guided night hike US$22/14, transportation per person US$4
Opening hours
7:30am-5:30pm, night hike 5:30pm
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What became of the efforts of a group of schoolchildren to save the rainforest? Only this enormous 220-sq-km reserve – the largest private reserve in the country. It is mostly inaccessible to tourists, with the exception of the well-marked 3.5km Sendero Bajo del Tigre , which is actually a series of shorter trails. At the entrance there’s an education center for children and a fabulous vista over the reserve.

Make reservations in advance for the popular two-hour night hikes. The Estación Biológica San Gerardo, reachable from a rather gnarly 2½-hour trail from Reserva Santa Elena, is managed by BEN and has dorm beds for researchers and students, but you may be able to stay overnight with prior arrangements.