The Must Dos in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Author: Jorge Chavarría

Jorge defines himself as a Business Coach in progress, now working as a travel agency manager, his passion is to make businesses strive.

Category: Tips

Date: November 8, 2021

Most people come to Monteverde mainly for two reasons: nature and/or adventure. Fortunately, at Pasión Costa Rica, we are passionate for both of them, and this blog will cover both subjects. So, let’s get to the point and start with nature.

1. Nature

Monteverde is famous because of its Cloud Forest. It is very unique, and in only about 35,000 hectares (about 85,000 acres), it boasts about 50% of Costa Rica’s biodiversity. Our previous blog explains more about Monteverde; please check it out.

“It is almost overwhelming the amount of nature”

Arjan, from the Netherlands.

a. The Cloud Forest

Not every reserve and trail in the area has Cloud Forest presence, so to visit the must lush cloud forest, our recommendations are the Monteverde Reserve, the Hanging Bridges at SkyAdventures Park, and the hanging bridges at Selvatura Adventure Park. Of course, having a tour guide on these trails makes the experience a lot richer, and guided tours are our expertise. You can see more about our tours and our outstanding reviews.

b. Night Walk Tour

This is definitely a must. There is more night activity of some animals (such as mammals) at night, and walking the forest with a guide after sunset is an adventure as well as fun and educational.

c. El Tigre Waterfalls

This jewel is a private reserve located about 25min from Santa Elena downtown and is absolutely magical. It has views of the Arenal Volcano and lake, and its hike goes through several hanging bridges and finds waterfalls where you can swim. You can do a full hike or mix it up with horseback riding or a Safari 4×4 vehicle.

2. Adventure

As Arjan said, the amount of nature is almost overwhelming, so now imagine feeling that nature through the adrenaline in your body. And let me tell you, that’s one of the bests ways to feel alive!

a. Ziplines

This has to be the top on your list because Monteverde was the first to have this type of tour. And seriously, what better place for a canopy tour than in a cloud forest?

b. Canyoning (waterfall rappelling)

This is a whole other level: the height, the water, the rocks… It is just fantastic! And you can combine this with TreeTop Climbing at the same place.

c. Tarzan Swing/Bungee Jumping

I have to say, out of all of the adventure activities you can do in Monteverde, these are the only ones that make me feel a little bit scared each time. But it feels awesome! Just (close your eyes) breathe and jump!

3. Other active tours…

You can complete your Monteverde itinerary with other interactive, educational and short activities like Coffee Tours, the Bat Jungle Tour or the Butterfly Garden. To help you arrange this don’t hesitate to contact us.

So, are you ready?

Are you ready to be almost overwhelmed by nature, trapped by the “pura vida” feeling and fall in love with Costa Rica? Because that’s what is happening! And to make the most out of your trip and to find a perfect itinerary for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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