13 Adventures In Monteverde, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a great place for all kinds of travelers but especially to nature lovers. Monteverde is one of those areas of the country where you can get adventure and nature all at once. Here are my favorite things to do in Monteverde:


1. Canopy Tour:

This is the thing to do in Costa Rica. It is an exciting adventure that will take you along zip lines on the forest’s canopy.

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2. Hanging bridges Tour:

These tours take place in the forest and take you along trails and huge bridges over it. From them you get one of the most spectacular views of the area. You will also see lots of wildlife.


3. Sky Tram:

This is what I like to call the relaxed version of the canopy tour. In it you will travel along the forest canopy sitting in gondolas. This allows you to see animals hiding in the trees.


4. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve:

This is a great place to go on a hiking tour. Here you can explore the cloud forest and learn about its flora and fauna.


5. Tour to the San Luis Waterfall:

This is a beautiful waterfall located in private property but for a small entrance fee you can enjoy a hiking tour through the forest to the waterfall.


6. Horseback Riding:

The most common horseback riding tour of the Monteverde area is the one that takes you to the San Luis Waterfall. This is a very scenic and relaxing tour.


7. Orchid Garden:

This is a project that has one of the biggest orchid collections in Costa Rica. Right now they have more than 450 different species including the smallest orchid in the world.


8. Frog Pond:

This is a small zoo for frogs but they also have some other reptiles. They have over 25 frog species, including the famous Red Eyed Frog.


9. Serpentarium:

This is a reptile only zoo. In it you will find snakes, vipers, lizards, frogs and all sorts of reptiles. Including the dangerous fer de lance.


10. Insectarium:

This is a great place for insect lovers. Here you will find thousands of different species including the tarantula. This is also the place where a great collection of insects is located called The Jewels of Costa Rica.


11. Don Juan Coffee Tour:

It is a tour along an authentic coffee farm where excellent coffee is harvested and processed. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about how coffee is made.


12. The Bat Jungle Exhibit:

Here you will be able to see and learn about these beautiful yet misunderstood creatures. In the exhibit there are more that 40 live bats of 7 different species including the vampire bat.


13. Hummingbird Gallery:

It is located right next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It is home to more than 100 hummingbirds from 14 different species of these fast flying birds.

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Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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