Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve

Lush green forests where one can truly immerse with nature, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve offers visitors the chance to traverse amongst the clouds.

Toucans, parrots, monkeys, and more are your neighbors in Costa Rica’s cloud forests, making them everything you’ve ever dreamed of in a rainforest experience. This magical landscape holds 100 species of mammals, 400 birds, and 120 reptile and amphibian species. Oh yeah, and over 2,500 types of plants. It’s the real deal.

There’s something magical about hiking in a cloud forest. There’s an almost eerie silence, broken by the odd tweet of a bird, creak of a tree, or babble of a brook. Perfectly manicured path aside, it’s as if you’ve found yourself back in hunter gatherer times, prowling the jungle in search of food. There are a wealth of hiking trails that wind through the forest, and the cool mountain air and beautiful surroundings make it easy to forget that you’re exercising. Our fave: The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Cheaper and less touristy than the more renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, you’ll be able to wander through the forest largely alone, increasing your likelihood of seeing something special.

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