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.
Hanging Bridges Hike
Explore the cloud forest along the hanging bridges. A total of 9 bridges crosses the forest at different elevation
Zip lining or Canopy is the most popular activity in Costa Rica. Fly over the forest and enjoy the longest cables
Monteverde Reserve Hike
A naturalist guide will lead through the cloud forest while he spot and explain about this unique ecosystem
Don Juan Coffee Tour
On this tour, you will learn about origins of coffee, its drying, picking and roasting of the beans
El Refugio Night Walk
Highly recommended! This night walk is suitable for all ages. Discover snakes, birds, insects, tarantulas and more