When you travel through Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica, you travel through a little slice of heaven.
Located between the mountains of the Cordillera de Tilarán, approximately two and a half hours from San José, Monteverde is among the major tourist destinations in the country, and for good reason.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve stands out as the area’s main attraction, offering protection to one of the most extensive cloud forests in all of Central America, and home to the Resplendent Quetzal, one of the most beautiful bird species in the world. In fact, Monteverde, Costa Rica earned worldwide fame through National Geographic, that classified it as “the jewel of the crown among all cloud forests in the Planet”.
Monteverde’s history dates back to the 1950`s when a group of Quakers arrived from the United States and began the conservation of this important forest. Today, Monteverde is considered a natural sanctuary that combines the tranquility of a mountain destination with numerous recreational and eco-adventure tour options. Horseback riding, hiking, adventure, and educational tours, along with natural history and biodiversity make this the perfect Costa Rica vacation for nature lovers.
Perfect for family vacations, backpackers travelers in search of a quiet, and romantic getaways alike, Monteverde has much to offer in the way of accommodations to suit every need, restaurants, bars, and plenty of activity and fun, as well as a quiet escape from the daily grind.