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Walking in nature

The quintessential outdoor activity 

As humans we have zip-lined for about 300 years and turned butterflies into art for some 3,500 years, but walking in nature has been timeless (even though hiking is fairly recent).

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Our hiking trails

At the Reserve we have three main trails, each with its own charm. Depending on which one you choose, you will be able to:

  • Watch the monkeys, coatis, and birds (remember, they are wild animals, not pets)

  • Fulfill your hiking quota

  • Get soothed by the green of the forest

  • Smell the aroma of our coffee grove

  • Quench your thirst for hanging bridges

  • Justify having bought your new DSLR camera by taking breathtaking pictures of the Reserve, the lake, and its volcanoes

The Monkey Trail

Our short loop crosses the coffee grove, has four hanging bridges, a 23 m (75 ft) high waterfall and an observation deck for spider monkeys and coatis. You can comfortably do it in 20 minutes.

Of course, you can always linger and surprise yourself with an unprogramed coati or a hummingbird.

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The Full Ride

This longer loop goes across the coffee grove, six suspension bridges, an oak stand, and multiple picture-worthy views of the valley, the lake, and the volcanoes. You can comfortably do it in 1 hr.

The upper flat part of the trail goes along the water ditch that fed the Old Mill in the 1930’s.

The Shore Path

This trail leads to our private quiet shore by the lake. You will find three hanging bridges, our coffee grove, oak stand, a reforested area, and the incomparable lake view from an outlook in the path above or from lake level. You can comfortably do it in 45 minutes.


Encounters along the trail

There are at least three troops of coatis in the Reserva. They are groups of females with 2 generations of offsprings. Males are solitary and are kept away until mating season.

In this video, apparently two troops came together to cross the river by jumping from tree branches to tree branches.

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