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Tours in Monteverde

The area of Monteverde offers exciting tours for all ages such as zipline, hanging bridges, orchid gardens, butterfly gardens, hiking, and 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” in Spanish and is taken from a small village on the lower edge of the 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 opposed 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 and 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 businesses.

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, and horseback riding among others. Monteverde is home to 130 species of mammals, 500 species of birds, 120 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 3000 species of plants of which 500 are orchids. Monteverde area houses 2.5% of worldwide biodiversity, and 10% of its flora is endemic.

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Hanging Bridges

Explore the treetops of the cloud forest along the hanging bridges of Monteverde.

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Zip Lining

Enjoy one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica, known as the Canopy tour or zip lining 

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Monteverde Reserve

Explore the cloud forest of Monteverde with an expert guide and learn why the cloud forest is

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Don Juan Coffee Tour

Learn all the techniques on how to prepare a good gourmet coffee from a local expert.

Night Walk

El Refugio Night Tour is a 2-hour walk in search of the creatures of the night, recommended to anyone

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