Tours in Monteverde area
The area of Monteverde offers exciting tours for all ages such as zipline, hanging bridges, orchid gardens, butterfly gardens, hiking, birdwatching among others. Monteverde is a popular destination not only because is a cloud forest is also a unique place to relax.
Monteverde means “Green Mountain” is Spanish and is taken from a small village on the lower edge of Tilaran Mountain Range. The town was founded not by Costa Ricans but by a group of North American Quakers, or friends.
The history of these friends dates back to the 1940s, a time when young men were drafted to serve in the U.S. military forces or imprisoned for refusing to register for the draft. Quakers oppose all forms of violence, and they resisted being forced to serve in foreign wars. Many refused to register for the draft, and some were imprisoned as conscientious objectors. One group of friends living in Fairhope, Alabama, decided to escape this persecution by finding a new country in which to live. They chose Costa Rica.
After spending six months searching for a place to settle, they bought 1500 hectares (3750 acres) of land high in the cordillera de Tilaran and founded the community of Monteverde. Monteverde is located north of Puntarenas, has both national and international significance because of its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered around nature. Santa Elena is the hub for commercial services and tourism-based business.
The primary attraction is the Monteverde Biological Reserve, however, there are many other nature sites, picturesque trails, hanging bridges, as well as butterfly and frog exhibits. Adventure tours such as zipline, Atv, horseback riding among others. Monteverde is home to 130 species of mammals, 500 species of birds, 120 species of amphibians and reptiles, 3000 species of plants of which 500 are orchids. Monteverde area houses 2.5% of worldwide biodiversity, 10% of its flora is endemic.
Discover the hanging bridges of Monteverde on a guided tour through the cloud forest. On this tour, you will admire the cloud forest from a different angle.
Take your adrenaline to another level with the canopy tour.This tour features 13 cables and 15 platforms. Enjoy the longest cables over the cloud forest with an optional tarzan swing.
Enjoy a guided tour through the Santa Elena cloud forest reserve and help us to support the local school of Monteverde. Santa Elena is home to a large variety of birds including the Quetzal
During this hike, you will have highly trained naturalist guides will take your cloud forest experience to the next level with up-to-date information on natural history.
Learn about every stage of coffee production from growing to roasting of the beans from an expert guide.