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Santa Elena - Hidden Valley, Costa Rica (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Santa Elena - Hidden Valley, Costa Rica

Map of Santa Elena - Hidden Valley, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Red-legged Tarantula (Megaphobema mesomelas) Plain Wren (Thryothorus modestus) Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Coendou mexicanus)

This is a private cloud forest reserve just outside of Santa Elena. In addition to day hikes, there are organized night walks in the forest.


Mexico to Panama

2/20/2009: After a couple of days in the brutal heat of Guanacaste, we headed up into the Monteverde cloud forest where we found cool rainy weather.

Our first stop in the Monteverde area was the Hidden Valley near Santa Elena. In the Hidden Valley, we were able to do a day hike and a guided night walk in the cloud forest.

One of the coolest things that we saw on the trip were the glowing click beetles that we found in the forest here.

Previous Visit (Parque National Palo Verde: 2/18/2009)
Next Visit (Reserva Monteverde: 2/21/2009)


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