100 meters south of the Monteverde Butterfly Garden

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The hope of Valle Escondido, whether guests come to the farm, hotel, café, night walk or preserve is that they leave with a positive experience that could potentially influence a stronger connection to nature and sustainable practices. Valle Escondido believes that fundamentally people enjoy nature, supporting that connection is part of our mission. We believe that people, if given the opportunity, will work towards sustainable practices and preservation of natural environments.

© 2015 Valle Escondido Preserve

Designed by

Karen Aiyana Birch

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Hidden Valley Farm adjoins a pristine nature preserve, where magical trails lead the visitor down to a dramatic river valley that winds through the distant landscape, offering spectacular views of the Pacific gulf in the horizon and waterfalls below. Take a look at our interactive preserve map!

The varied trails are available for visitors to explore from 6am to 4.30pm and feature several wooden platforms to sit and take in the beautiful views. Most of the trails through the forest are easy to walk, with some more steep descents and climbs if visitors choose to head down the hill to the recommended lower valley platforms. 

The forest here is not as dense as the nearby cloud forest reserve, making wild life watching much easier. Agoutis, coatis, tropical birds like the motmot and a wide variety of beautiful butterflies, including the blue morpho, are always close by, whilst the preserve also protects many other species of mammal, insect, bird and reptile that visitors may see on their hike, such as the olingo, kinkajoo, howler monkey, or the endangered bell bird.  

Situated between the aquaculture permaculture area and the preserve's sunset vista platform is the hammock garden, a delightful central sunny area where visitors can relax and recharge swinging under a tree.

Professionally guided, daily BIRDWATCHING, FLORA & FAUNA, and NIGHT TOURS are also available and come highly recommended. The preserve's Night Tour was one of the first in the whole of Costa Rica and still provides the best quality and authenticity. 


Daily 6am - 4.30pm

Adult: $15

Student: $10

Free entry for hotel guests.

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