Monteverde is a unique destination in Costa Rica for its terrain and its people. It was established as a Quaker settlement in the early 1950s. This high altitude environment is home to one of the world’s few “cloud forests” which is frequented by birders and nature lovers from around the world. Home to some rare flora, fauna and exotic birds, this area also has some of the better eco lodges in Costa Rica. See our picks of the best hotels in Monteverde Costa Rica.