Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde, the name of a settlement and a forest described as ‘the jewel in the crown of cloud forests’ by National Geographic, lies in the Cordillera de Tilaran mountain range in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
One of the rarest habitats on the planet and unique from the country’s other rainforests for its constant swathes of mist (which give it its name), the Monteverde Cloud Forest is an incredible wild world filled with thousands of plant species, insects, bird varieties, and animals.
Watch brightly-coloured birds at play in the Curi-Cancha Reserve; take a guided hike or horse ride through the dense jungle; watch electric blue frogs jump about at the famous Frog Pond, or take a dip in the pools around the San Luis Waterfall. Must-sees include the Butterfly Gardens, Orchid House, Selvatura treetop suspension bridges, and coffee, chocolate, and sugarcane tour.
- Experienced views of endangered macaws and crocodiles in Carara.
- Learn about the epiphytic world and animals in the cloud forest.
- Photograph the magical Quetzal
- Enjoy Monteverde´s gourmet coffee.
- Go with the best guides!
You will be picked up at the Airport by one of our transport representatives for transfer to your hotel in Monteverde.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest in the Tilaran mountain range is one of the worlds premiere destinations for naturalists. A cloud forest is an especially beautiful and rare type of rain forest created by frequent mist from low lying clouds. This cool and moist environment is characterized by massive trees covered by thick carpets of small plants. Much of the resident wildlife is unique to these habitats.
In late afternoon, you will experience the Coffee Tour- a unique experience to learn about coffee, chocolate and sugar cane!
Not only will you learn all about coffee production you will also learn about nature and try and spot wildlife in a nearby forest with the help of enthusiastic nature guides. Coffee production is steeped in the traditions of Costa Rica, and knowing the history of coffee is to know the history of Costa Rica. The tour is presented in a fun, interactive way, and you will get to taste some of the best coffee in Costa Rica.
- Bring: long pants, comfortable walking shoes, layers, bug spray, camera and cash.
Senda Monteverde is located in the beautiful town of Monteverde in Costa Rica. The hotel offers 28 guest rooms and suites with open-air porches overlooking the lush gardens or ocean. Guests can explore the mystical Cloud Forest, learn about the local Quaker culture as well as walk through the area‘s famous Farmer‘s Market. The hotel also offers luxury amenities, gorgeous local artworks and playful nooks to relax in.
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
- Private land transfer service from San José (or Liberia) to Monteverde. Afternoon at leisure to explore the hotel grounds on own.
- Evening coffee/chocolate and Sugar Cane tour **shared basis**\
- Overnight at Senda Monteverde (or similar).
- Tips/ gratitudes.
- Meals or services not specified in program.