Discover the Bewitching Cloud Forest of Monteverde.
Monteverde Cloud Forest is set on the edge of the Tilaran Mountains and is entwined with walking trails that explore the damp trees.
For much of the year, the forest is wreathed in swirling mist, creating not only a unique habitat for copious types of vegetation but also an ethereal atmosphere only enhanced by the wailing cry of a monkey or the haunting call of one of the many species of bird. Set amongst the dense forest you’ll discover a network of well-marked walking trails to suit all fitness levels, from short strolls through the canopy to longer treks that will take you deep into the forest with the company of a knowledgeable guide. Monteverde holidays are enhanced by excellent guiding, where you can learn about the native trees and plants from a local expert, who will also point out any wildlife who should cross your path.
Most of the lodges for holidays to Monteverde are located in the nearby town of Santa Elena, where you’ll also find suspension bridges hoisted into the cloud forest canopy for a bird’s-eye view of the forest. The town is also home to picturesque orchid gardens and a butterfly farm, and access to the forest is mainly by four-wheel drive, due to the road conditions which only worsen in the wetter parts of the year.
Combine your Monteverde holiday with a stay in Arenal to explore the active volcano; a scenic boat trip across Lake Arenal delivers you to your next destination.
- Have an up close experience of a volcano at Volcan Poas National Park
- Witness the diverse wildlife of Tortuguero National Park with your local guide
- Take in the panoramic views of Arenal Volcano
- Enjoy a relaxing time by the beach at Manuel Antonio National Park
- Visit a breeding ground of butterflies at La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- Paddle down the Peñas Blancas River
- Take an exhilarating zipline at Sky Adventure Park
- Relax by the coastline of Manuel Antonio National Park
The closest hotel to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Trapp Family Hotel offers family-style hospitality in a beautiful location. The charming 26-room inn is set within a small private reserve just a short walk from Monteverde, which is a haven for nature-lovers. Buffet breakfasts and candlelit evening meals are served in the hotel’s restaurant, the rustic atmosphere enhanced by wood-panel...
This rustic yet elegant chalet-style lodge is family-run, and superbly located in the mountains of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The hotel strongly prides itself on its history and sustainability, boasting the coveted award for five levels of sustainability. Hotel Belmar’s 25 rooms offer views of the Nicoya Gulf or the surrounding cloud forest. All have modern amenities and feature hard-woo...
The cloud forest reserves of Monteverde and neighbouring Santa Elena, are known as much for their jaw-dropping photo opportunities as the boundless biodiversity which thrives amidst these delicate ecosystems. The lodge has all you need for a stay which is – more often than not – more about the natural world and wildlife to be found from the nearby hanging bridges and nature trails, than the overl...
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