Monteverde wildlife refuge
The Monteverde Refuge is a protected area located in Monteverde, right on the continental divide.
Monteverde’s unique geographical position, on the division of northern and southern Costa Rica, allows for a region rich in diversity in flora and fauna as its forests change according to how the climate behaves and its various ecosystems are fed by the climate caused by both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
The Monteverde Refuge is an important protected area where reforestation, protection of water resources and research coincide with ecotourism where visitors from all over the world come to learn about the wildlife and flora found here.
For the past 13 years, the Refuge has become an ideal place to go on night walks while in Monteverde; one of the best activities to do in this amazing destination.
To give all of our visitors the opportunity to experiment a real, responsible and natural contact with our flora and fauna. Our day and night walks become a unique and exclusive experience.
Don Alfredo and Doña Luisa decided to leave their milking farm and agriculture plots aside, activities they lived on for approximately 30 years. They decided to preserve this mountain, reforest the pastures and give life to what is now the Monteverde Wildlife Refuge which is an important biological corridor and home to many species.
This refuge is one of the most important areas for conservation of species like the endangered tree Ocotea Monteverdensis and primary source of food for bird species like the Quetzal, Bellbird and Oil Bird.
For three generations now, the Camacho family has managed to keep this conservation project alive. And today, with more responsibility and commitment than ever, they desire to collaborate with the protection and restoration of the wildlife in Monteverde and Costa Rica