Costa Rica Parks
Forest and Indian reserves, buffer zones and wildlife refuges
Cloud Forest Manuel Antonio Reserva Biológica
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Reserva Biológica, Bosque Nuboso, Monteverde, Costa Rica

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a Costa Rican reserve located within the Puntarenas and Alajuela provinces. Named after the nearby town of Monteverde and founded in 1972, the Reserve consists of over 10,500 hectares (26,000 acres) of cloud forest, the reserve is visited by roughly 70,000 visitors a year. The Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones, 90% of which are virgin forest.[from wikipedia]

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Cloud Forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica

A cloud forest, also called a water forest, is a generally tropical or subtropical, evergreen, montane, moist forest characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level, formally described in the International Cloud Atlas (2017) as silvagenitus. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, in which case they are also referred to as mossy forests. Mossy forests usually develop on the saddles of mountains, where moisture introduced by settling clouds is more effectively retained.[from wikipedia]

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Manuel Antonio

Located on the west coast of Costra Rica

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