The rare phenomenon where climatic conditions cause cloud and mist to be in regular contact with the vegetation is called a cloud forest. Few exist in the world, and Monteverde is one of the few destinations where cloud forests are easily accessible. This magical environment has enchanted visitors from all over the world. Monteverde is home to the Quetzal, one of the true prizes for avid birdwatchers.
Nature lovers visit this secluded part of the country in search of exciting trails in the cloud forest, adventurous canopy rides, and relaxing evenings in the cool, crisp climate. Cozy mountain lodges also provide the perfect romantic setting. The town of Monteverde was founded by Quakers, and aside from tourism and hotels, the main economic activity centers around agriculture and dairy production. The region is home to the Monteverde Cheese factory and the organic Monteverde coffee tour. Most of the restaurants and resorts are owned and managed by local families and offer down-to-earth Quaker hospitality.
Spending one or two nights in Monteverde is a memorable part of a Costa Rican vacation. We recommend a minimum one-night stay with at least two full days to enjoy the region. Due to the difficult access roads into the region, ideally, your stay in Monteverde should be scheduled in the middle of your Costa Rica vacation itinerary, allowing your starting and ending hotels to be more accessible to the airports.
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