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Despite being a small town, Monteverde is one of Costa Rica’s most famous, and most visited, ecotourism destinations.  Located in the Cordillera de Tilarán, the region is home to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, an increasingly popular spot with tourists.

The area that now constitutes Monteverde was founded by American Quakers whose pacifist beliefs forced them to leave the United States during the Korean War in order to avoid the draft.  The cool climate supported dairy farming and the Quakers were able to build a home.  In 1972, scientist George Powell and Quaker Wilford Guindon established the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to conserve the area.

Due to its high altitude, over 1,440 m (4,662 ft) above sea level, Monteverde is covered in cloud forests that provide a great deal of moisture to the surrounding area thus supporting a unique and diverse ecosystem.  The reserve hosts nine main trails that are easy to access.  There is a larger network of less accessible trails as well as a number of research stations throughout.  The scenery and wildlife is incredible and there are many activities to enjoy including zip-line canopies, horseback riding, hiking, suspension bridges, canyoning and more.  With over 100 mammal species, more than 400 bird species and numerous plant species, Monteverde is a true nature lovers destination.

 


 

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After your Costa Rica tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

 

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  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,154
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
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