Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde Cloud Forest

25 August 2014 on Costa Rica, Places by Rent a Car Costa Rica

Is home to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve located 4,000 feet (1,440 meters) above sea level, shrouded in a fog of clouds means that there is a lot of rainfall in the area.    The Reserve is a hiking reserve with hundreds of primary rain forest trees, and home to the splendid reclusive bird called the Quetzal.   And home to unique tropical plants, insects, spiders like the tarantula, howler monkeys, and the famous FERN TREE.

MANY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE:

Horseback riding in the mountains

Zip line Tours such as Sky Tram Sky Trek and the Sky Walk

Museum of insects, frogs, and snakes

A Day With Nature-Suspension Bridge, Butterfly Gardens, Amphibians, snake exhibit and insect museum.

Guided Tour through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Cheese Factory.  This cheese factory is operated by Quakers

Hotels- there are hotels for every budget.  From 1 star to 4 stars.

Location- high in the mountains of north central Costa Rica.  By car it is 3.5 hours from the San Jose International Airport and the last segment -approx 15 miles of the road is dirt, gravel, and rocks so you need a 4×4 vehicle.

Temperature-cool-you need a rain jacket which is warm and long pants and hiking shoes or very good tennis shoes.  Nights are especially cool and damp.  Very humid and damp since it is in the “clouds”

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