Monte Verde Cloude Forest
1. Nature Lovers
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve holds 2.5% of worldwide biodiversity, while 10% of its flora is endemic.
Costa Rica represents the 0.03% of the landmass of the planet but has the 5% of the biodiversity of the world.
Nature lovers will have plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and study a huge collection of plants, insects and ferns.
When you reach the Continental Divide you can have one foot on the Caribbean side and the other on the Pacific side. How unique is that?
The Monteverde area is one of the most famous birding destinations in Costa Rica, famously home to the resplendent Quetzal as well as less sexy birds such as Highland Tinamou, Chiriqui Quail-Dove, Black-breasted Wood-Quail, Gray-throated Leaftosser, and more. With a list like this, several great reserves to bird, and a comfy town with all sorts of gringo-approved cafes, you are in an ideal position to do some birding in the area.
2. Zip lining
There are several zip-lining option available in and around Monteverde. One of them is at Selvatura Park at the Santa Elena Reserve.
A fun-filled zipline adventure and canopy tour
Challenge yourself on the park's range of 12 ziplines and 18 platforms
Suitable for all ages 4 and older
Travel across forest canopy bridges, some as long as 510 feet (170 meters)
Perfect action-packed, but safe, outdoor adventure for families