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El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve

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El Silencio de Los Angeles, San Ramon 33102, Costa Rica
+506 2461 0300
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Immersed in Nature

Our guide, Jairo, helped us to understand the unique nature of the Cloud Forest, and how... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
DrumfishDan
,
Warrenton, Virginia
Magic !

Really interesting eco-system and wildlife. Beautiful birds, insects, plants, mammals etc... the... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Michael B
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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El Silencio de Los Angeles Walk - Walk around with your head in the clouds as you step into… the heart of the cloud forest with our own nature interpreters who will unveil a secret world of rich tropical life all along this 3 kilometer user-friendly trail. Located right on the hotel property, the trail was created by our hotel’s professional nature guides and is designed to showcase a variety of tropical flora and fauna as it winds its way throughout this rare and incredibly diverse biosphere. As a part of only 2.5% of the planet’s remaining cloud forests, this unique forest habitat continues to amaze our hotel guests and guides, as well as the trained research scientists from INBio (The National Institute of Biodiversity), who stablished staff the first research station to operate on a hotel property in Costa Rica.
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El Silencio de Los Angeles, San Ramon 33102, Costa Rica
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+506 2461 0300
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our guide, Jairo, helped us to understand the unique nature of the Cloud Forest, and how microclimate is affected by minor changes outside of the cloud forest. The trails were well maintained and there was always an interesting view or bird or flower.

2  Thank DrumfishDan
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Really interesting eco-system and wildlife. Beautiful birds, insects, plants, mammals etc... the lot in fact ! Oh and the people were great too !!

2  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The tour guides were excellent. We had a number of options for visits but just stayed in the forest around Villa Blanco as we were staying at the other places visited on day trips later in our holiday.

4  Thank David C
Reviewed 12 December 2015

From the drive in, through stunning countryside, we knew this place would be special. Roy guided us on a memorable hike. Then we enjoyed an outstanding dinner, followed by coffee by fireside. What a special place!

2  Thank tulipbe
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I stayed at this resort in October 2015. What and amazing experience. I went for a hike alone on my first day and had an amazing time. The cloud forest hikes are amazing and just long enough to walk or really hike if that's your...More

2  Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 9 September 2015

An amazing expereince that I cannot wait to repeat. Wonderful dining, beautiful scenery and perfect cool climate surrounded by 360 degrees of cloud forest. The service is attentive and the rooms are warm and welcoming. One of my favorite places in Costa Rica.

1  Thank abaker442015
Reviewed 8 July 2015

did not see much...it's a very small place... i only saw blue butterflyes, tiny pigs and lots of vegetation....ahhhh I also saw these tiny frogs called dart frogs...in red and green...lol

Thank casto2hi
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We stayed at Villa Blanca and really enjoyed hiking around the park. It is very beautiful. We took a night tour and saw lots of frogs. This area used to belong to a Costa Rican president who made it into a reserve. Breathtaking!

1  Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We stayed at Villa Blanca and hiked around the cloud forest. The biodiversity and wildlife was just amazing! We saw several hummingbirds, frogs, plants and even a large tarantula. We also took some amazing wedding pictures in one of the trails.

1  Thank ojmemo
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The cloud forest was awesome! The biodiversity and natural wildlife was just amazing! We saw lots of hummingbirds, frogs, and plant life we had never seen before, such as pink bananas! Lots of things to do!

1  Thank Mayra R
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10 September 2016|
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Response from DrumfishDan | Reviewed this property |
Our vacation was a package, arranged by Cameron Guthrie of Costa Rican Vacations. Here is his number: 1-800-606-1860 /ext 1224. Our guide, Jairo, was used for both a day hike and a night hike in the cloud forest, and he was... More
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26 August 2015|
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Response from villablanca2011 | Property representative |
Dear acofarrell, The cloud forest Hike is about $26 USD per person. Our naturalist guide will take you for 2 hours to the beautiful cloud forest to explain you detail about flora and fauna of San Ramón. Reservation in... More
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26 July 2015|
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Response from Mayra R | Reviewed this property |
Hi!! The Villa Blanca Hotel & Resort is located INSIDE the El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve, so you don't need to travel anywhere to get there. You are already there! There are trails all over the property... More
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