The road to Monteverde might be one of the most picturesque in Costa Rica; miles and miles of green forest pave the way towards the main town 4600 feet above sea level. Once there you will literally be in the heart of the cloud forest, with nothing but vegetation and fog around you. To say Monteverde is breathtaking would be an understatement, considering that it often ends up on lists that praise its location and the way in which its inhabitants have developed a sustainable eco-tourism industry.
Monteverde draws more than 70 thousand tourists each year, most of whom visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, a privately owned nature reserve that features a large system of trails and paths that allow visitors to take in all the richness of the vegetation and fauna. Besides this reserve, Monteverde also houses exciting tour options like sky tram, hanging bridges and various canopy tours.
- The sky tram tour will let you see Monteverde like never before, be sure to follow this experience by going on a tour via hanging bridges.
- Monteverde is home to several animal species including monkeys and tiny frogs slightly bigger than your fingertips.
- The town of Santa Elena has countless dining options that range from Spanish tapas to homemade gelato and wood-oven pizza.
- On a clear day you can see all the way to the Nicoya area.