Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Cloud Forest National Park Excursion Reviews

Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and experience the ethereal clouds drifting through the trees.
The actual forest walk was disappointing.
Sail Date: March 2019
The actual forest walk was disappointing. no wildlife at all. Shopping opportunity was great.
The actual forest walk was disappointing. no wildlife at all. Shopping opportunity was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ginny and I had not been to Costa Rica before and our tour there was a ship’s excursion ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Ginny and I had not been to Costa Rica before and our tour there was a ship’s excursion called “Walk in the Clouds.” Our bus took us into the interior of the country that was up in altitude. This rain forest hike was ... Read More
Ginny and I had not been to Costa Rica before and our tour there was a ship’s excursion called “Walk in the Clouds.” Our bus took us into the interior of the country that was up in altitude. This rain forest hike was more extensive and the path included several bridges, some suspended high above a flowing creek. Prior to beginning our hike, we entered a large butterfly enclosure, with hundreds of colorful butterflies. Everyone was trying to take photos of them, before the butterflies flew off once more. After the forest hike, we visited a humming bird station with many hummingbird feeders and small water sprinklers that attracted the birds. Scores of hummingbirds of different colors were feasting on the feed stations. The hummingbirds were more of a challenge to photograph than the butterflies. Finally, after leaving the forest, we came to a balcony were tropical birds were attracted. The birds were colorful, but not the large tropical birds. The birds were robin or cardinal sized, however there were many beautiful birds. On our bus trip out to the site and return, our guide schooled us in the history of Costa Rica and some facts about the country. The country has no army and a history of peace. Our guide told us that the country has no gold or silver that attracted attackers. The country has mandatory education for its youth and the elite students go on to a state university at no cost. Other universities are private and require payment. The country doesn’t seem to have the same problems as most of the other Central American countries and had a history of stability. As in nearly any tour from a cruise ship, we did stop at a large tourist oriented store for souvenirs. The store was huge and many purchased items there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice hike in the jungle and good guide
Sail Date: December 2017
Nice hike in the jungle and good guide
Nice hike in the jungle and good guide Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
A long drive, but the scenery in Costa Rico was breathtaking.
Sail Date: September 2017
A long drive, but the scenery in Costa Rico was breathtaking. Enjoyed the walk and lunch at the Cloud Forest, and we did have clouds and a bit of rain. It was a long day as it was a long weekend in Costa Rico and unfortunately there was ... Read More
A long drive, but the scenery in Costa Rico was breathtaking. Enjoyed the walk and lunch at the Cloud Forest, and we did have clouds and a bit of rain. It was a long day as it was a long weekend in Costa Rico and unfortunately there was a serious accident on the highway that delayed us (and everyone else on a bus tour) and we had to make our way back up where we had just left and drive down another highway (that they had to reopen for traffic to move as a tropical storm had gone through a week before and made a mess). It was scary in the dark as all the roads wind back and forth, but we all made it back safely. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A long long bus ride over very winding roads.
Sail Date: July 2017
A long long bus ride over very winding roads. The intrepid sky bridges were not at all what we hoped for. Very low key. Hummingbirds interesting. Poured with rain of course being in the cloud forest but did not see any other birds or much ... Read More
A long long bus ride over very winding roads. The intrepid sky bridges were not at all what we hoped for. Very low key. Hummingbirds interesting. Poured with rain of course being in the cloud forest but did not see any other birds or much of interest. Most of the time was sitting on a cramped bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Long bus ride to very enjoyable hike over suspension bridges and into the rain forest.
Sail Date: January 2017
Long bus ride to very enjoyable hike over suspension bridges and into the rain forest. Unnecessary stop on long bus ride back at a souvenir store. Was best tour so far on this cruise.
Long bus ride to very enjoyable hike over suspension bridges and into the rain forest. Unnecessary stop on long bus ride back at a souvenir store. Was best tour so far on this cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Good but short considering 3.5 hours of bus.
Sail Date: September 2016
Good but short considering 3.5 hours of bus.
Good but short considering 3.5 hours of bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A ride on the aerial tram which is basically a series of gondolas on a cable car run.
Sail Date: February 2013
A ride on the aerial tram which is basically a series of gondolas on a cable car run. At some points you were high above the ground, so not for the feint hearted! Followed by a typical Chilean buffet meal of beans, vegetables and chicken. ... Read More
A ride on the aerial tram which is basically a series of gondolas on a cable car run. At some points you were high above the ground, so not for the feint hearted! Followed by a typical Chilean buffet meal of beans, vegetables and chicken. Then a 30 minute tours of the gardens with local flora and fauna, and snakes (in glass fronted rooms). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Costa Rica has a rich variety of interesting things to see.
Sail Date: September 2012
Costa Rica has a rich variety of interesting things to see. Book a tour off-ship. Everyone has their hand out for tips. Ask about entrance fees before you start your tour. We had a great lunch at a seaside restaurant with our guide and ... Read More
Costa Rica has a rich variety of interesting things to see. Book a tour off-ship. Everyone has their hand out for tips. Ask about entrance fees before you start your tour. We had a great lunch at a seaside restaurant with our guide and driver. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises