Monteverde Cloud Forest

EXPLORE THE CLOUD FORESTS OF CENTRAL AMERICA WITH SUPERB WALKING & TREKKING

ABOUT THE MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

Of the twelve separate eco-systems found Costa Rica, the fabulous “cloud forests” are the most evocative, with fog-drenched trees so thickly coated in mosses, ferns and bromeliads and orchids that it’s hard to discern their true shape.

No visit to Costa Rica is complete without at least some time spent in the cloud forest and while they are widespread at high elevations throughout the country and any of them would be worth visiting the most famous is Monteverde.

Through a series of twists of fates relating to pacifist Quakers fleeing US military service in the late 1940’s and then protecting the watershed above their new-found nirvana – and that watershed happening to straddle the continental divide – Monteverde is both ecologically important and historically well protected.

It also happens to be the place to see the resplendent quetzal – a large and spectacular trogon, amongst the world’s most outrageously plumed birds, a great scrabble word and certainly Central America’s most famous and sought-after avian species.

Wonderful hiking, canopy tours, horse riding and zip-lining are amongst the ways to explore this remarkable area. 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT THE MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST

In terms of when to visit, “rainy season” has little meaning here as it’s always dripping wet from the fog. If spotting the startling emerald jewels of the cloud forest that are the resplendent quetzal is high on your list, then the optimal viewing season corresponds with the breeding season from mid-February into July.

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