"Monteverde, beautiful cloudforest..." Top 5 Page for this destination Monteverde by BEETLE_VERTE

Monteverde Travel Guide: 184 reviews and 453 photos

They say that the Monteverde area was first created by Quakers leaving the United-States, trying to avoid the conscription. They removed trees on their newly bought lands with the intention of creating farms. They quickly stop as this was destroying so much beauty and causing imbalance in the ecosystems. The Reserva Biologica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde was created.

Beautiful cloudforests and rainforests are surrounded by partially sandy partialy green mountains. Winds seem to blow constantly, apparently comming from the Arenal lake). This creates vaporous droplets walls that shine in the sunlight, like theater curtains floating in the air. Quite unique! And often, rainbows color the sky... at the tip of these rainbows: a new adventure!

Monteverde and Santa Elena are separated by 5km of sandy road but neither has a clear downtown. Shops, restaurants, tours and hotels are sown along the road. You could say we actualy stayed in Santa Elena, in the little triangle up north.

This page is part of my Costa Rica travel page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unique and beautiful nature you've only dreamt of
  • Cons:Lack of downtown makes it difficult if you don't have a car
  • In a nutshell:So much to take in
  • Last visit to Monteverde: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 1, 2004
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (13)

Comments (5)

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    What a treat to have the hummingbird garden all to yourself...great photos..it would be difficult to capture images of these little creatures!Great page!

  • laurajz77's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2005 at 10:44 AM

    Nice Job!! Love your info and Pics. Thanks alot.

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2005 at 11:40 AM

    Great pics, especially the hummingbirds

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2004 at 6:22 AM

    What beautiful hummingbirds photos! ashtonising...

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 5:01 PM

    Great page. I thought very highly of Monteverde and I wished I spent more time there.


“Mon pays ce n`est pas un pays, c`est l`hiver!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 7 6 8

Badges & Stats in Monteverde

  • 13 Reviews
  • 47 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 5,290PageViews

Have you been to Monteverde?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Monteverde


No friends yet.