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Melissa Hookway

Senior Travel Specialist

01242 386 475

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Best time to go

November - June

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Time difference

GMT -6 hour

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Flight duration

11 hours 15 minutes

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San Jose

Monteverde adventures in Costa Rica’s magical, mystical cloud forests

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of Central America’s most important wildlife sanctuaries, set high on a mountain ridge in Costa Rica’s verdant Tilaran mountains. Your Monteverde adventure will be set amidst mist-covered, emerald green foliage that is home to abundant flora and fauna. The area has been close to inaccessible for millennia – yet now on our Monteverde tour you can explore this long-lost world.

The reserve is criss-crossed with trails and tree-top walkways. These showcase the cloud forest's fantastic ecodiversity while ensuring your Monteverde adventure has zero environmental impact. Here are 2,000 exotic plant species and 400 species of bird, including the astonishing quetzal bird. Monkey will accompany you on your Monteverde tour, while big cats and tapir flit through the lush vegetation. Most breathtaking of all are the night tours which may be arranged to see the forest’s countless nocturnal species.

Access to the Monteverde region and the nearby town of Santa Elena is by 4x4 vehicle. It may sometimes be less accessible during the wetter season of May to September. We recommend you visit Monteverde as a combination with Arenal Volcano, allowing you to cross Lake Arenal to reach the mystical slopes of the cloud forest.

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