Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve Tours and Trips 2019/2020
When tourists visit Costa Rica, the travelers that love nature always add Monteverde to their list because over the past 20 years it’s grown from being a small village in the middle of nowhere to now being a beautiful paradise ready to be explored.
Dive into the heart of one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries, through rivers, dense rainforest, misty cloud forest, past towering volcanoes and to blissful beaches on a journey that will leave you in love with nature.
Glide through the waterways of Tortuguero NP, seek out monkeys and turtles by foot and boat, and drift off to sleep surrounded by the sounds of wildlife.
Get active on an incredible range of outdoor pursuits, from battling rapids while whitewater rafting to hiking through jungle to waterfalls, walking high up in the canopy, and whizzing from tree to tree on a zipline.
“Our family trip was everything we expected. The transportation was on time and friendly. The rafting trip was amazing along with zip lining and the horseback riding. So glad we were able to experience the beautiful country in this way.”
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
Monteverde means “Green Mountain” which means you won’t be surprised when you see the luscious green vegetation sprawling across the mountains in this area. It first started to become popular after National Geographic featured some of the rare and beautiful Birds of Paradise that are endemic to Central America and can be found in abundance in this area.
Canopy tours: While you can walk around on the forest ground, why not experience the forest life by walking across a series of suspension bridges. It’s very safe allows you to get high enough to take some really incredible photos. If you’re really looking for the best views then you can always go higher up and zip line across the tops of the trees.
Cloud Forest: Just over 10,000 hectares of forest waits for you here in one of the country's most famous reserves. It’s most known for its hundreds of different types of orchids, thousands of birds, monkeys, insects, and even some jungle cats. For animal lovers, this is a great place.
Night tours: While by day the forest is vibrant and beautiful, by night it’s transformed completely! You’ll hear a range of sounds from the many nocturnal creatures that own the night. From spiders, to bugs, bats, and more. For those scared of the dark, don’t forget to take an extra flashlight.
While there are plenty of hotels nearby Monteverde, the whole area is a forest full of action so what better way to experience it than camping out? You can camp at different places ranging from basic to luxury.
The summer months (December to April) are one of the most popular times to go. However, if you want to avoid crowds, the shoulder season from May to July and November is also a good time to visit.
Taking the bus is one of the easiest and most affordable options which you can get from San Jose.