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A lot to discover!
Besides its nature, Monteverde is full of Adventure, culture and gastronomy in one destination
Major ecotourism spot!
The entire country of Costa Rica represents 0.03% of the land mass on the planet, however, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is home to 2.5% of world's biodiversity
The Monteverde area is not just about the central part of town and Santa Elena. Also, the town of San Luis belongs to this canton. San Luis has the San Luis Integral Development Association that offers different experiences of rural community tourism offered by businesses in the area. More information here: http://sanluis.or.cr/ Also, in the center of Monteverde, there are different art galleries where you can buy works by local artists: from bags to ceramics and paintings. Very important to know: Monteverde is an area with great archaeological wealth, so pieces of great historical value can be found. If you find ancient -or pre-Columbian- ceramic pieces, report them to the authorities. Buying theses type of goods is punished by law.
Monteverde has a great culture of homemade food: from tortillas “palmeadas”, cheeses, ice cream, kefir, pizza, chocolates ... you name it! Also, the best quality coffee is produced here! So different farms offer tours and coffee tasting.
You will find some accessible facilities in the following companies: - Here on our trails of Valle Escondido Nature Reserve - Trails at the Reserva Santa Elena - Bosque Eterno de los Niños - Sky Trek - Sky Tram Also most of the restaurants in Monteverde have accessible entrances and restrooms.
f you’re looking for an adrenaline boost, there are many available activities: Zip lining cross through the forest canopy suspended over the forest while attached to high weight-capacity cables and specialized climbing gear. This is a wonderful experience and sensations only comparable to flying through the forest. Treetop Walkways Suspension Bridges: Until recently, little was known about life in the tops of tropical forests, as it was nearly impossible to get so high. These tour provide the best experience to observe the beauty of the cloud forest at all its levels and bring visitors face to face with the upper level of the Monteverde Canopy. Other activites: - Horseback riding - All-terrain vehicle (ATV) tours - Electric bicycle tours