Bosque Eterno de los Niños
Sendero Bajo del Tigre
This section of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest is the only bit that’s really accessible to the public. It’s a sweet slice of forest...
Revive Healing Arts
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Café de Monteverde
Stop by the shop in Monteverde to take a crash course in coffee and sample the delicious blends. Or, sign on for the three-hour tour on...
Whole Foods Market
This is not the Whole Foods you might think it is, but you’ll notice some similarities. This is a good but expensive place to pick up...
Bosque Eterno de los Niños information
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.