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glimpse of the beautiful environment of your future vacation destination!
atop Costa Rica’s continental divide, Monteverde rests high above the coastal
towns that sprinkle the shoreline. It is a magical place of mist, monkeys,
cloud forests, and coffee. The sheer amount of biodiversity that
observed in this “green mountain” (Monteverde’s meaning in Spanish) is
incredible, making it the reason why thousands of biologists and regular nature
lovers flock to Monteverde every year.
to its high altitude—some 4,662 ft (1,440 m) above sea level—Monteverde
receives a steady supply of clouds
and the life-giving moisture that they
contain. Often in the form of fog, this moisture catches on the branches of
tallest trees and drips down to the other organisms below. Water is life, and
nowhere is this more clear than in Monteverde where the constant abundance of
moisture is coupled with a complex and far-reaching ecosystem of staggering
diversity. This ecosystem boasts over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of
birds, tens of thousands
of insect species, and over 2,500 varieties of plants,
420 of which are orchids alone!
can explore this internationally recognized environment from trails and trams,
in gardens and museums, or along canopy tours. After a long day of adventure,
the sleepy town of Santa Elena is a perfect home base. Small
and quaint, it has
just the right amount of shops and delicious restaurants to choose from. A trip
of a few days is recommended to appreciate this verdant and mountainous region.
through our pages to see what rustic-elegant lodging Monteverde has to offer,
or to contemplate which adventure will start off your unforgettable visit to