MONTEVERDE BLOG

What to Expect from a Night Tour in Monteverde

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Night Walk at El Bosque Night Tour

While Costa Rica is well known as a wildlife paradise, and night walks are especially popular for this reason (because most animals are active at night), the truth is that these walks are not just about animals (though that’s certainly the most exciting reason to take part in one).

The Story Behind El Bosque Lodge and How Monteverde Used To Be 65 Years Ago!

Once a farm that produced milk for the Monteverde Cheese Factory, El Bosque was one of the first lodges and conservation areas established in Monteverde. The story of Monteverde begins in the 1950s when a group of Quaker families from the United States left their country in search of peace and tranquility, refusing to join…

How To Get From Monteverde to Arenal (La Fortuna) or Vice Versa

We get asked the following two questions pretty frequently: How do I get from Arenal (La Fortuna) to Monteverde? How do I get from Monteverde to Arenal (La Fortuna)? Usually this question comes up when the traveler is not driving a rental car (otherwise, they would simply use Google Maps, Maps.me, Waze or a navigation…

Best things to do for adrenaline seekers…

If you are driven by adventure and adrenaline, here are the top things to do around Monteverde: 1. Bungee Jump: Extremo Park has the highest Bungee Jump in Latin America and a very long one too… Featuring 143m (470 feet). The cost is $70/Person and they will pick you up and bring you back to…

Transport from SJO Airport to Monteverde

This article describes the four means of transportation to get from SJO Airport to Monteverde. 1. Driving (Car Rental): Here it is the map to get from SJO Airport to Hotel El Bosque in Monteverde The drive should take between 3 and 3.5 hours in total. Keep in mind that 24KM of the road (from…

Taxi-Boat-Taxi from Arenal to Monteverde

Traveling from Arenal to Monteverde (or vice-versa…) and don’t have a car? A Taxi-Boat-Taxi might be the perfect solution for you! This is shared transportation that provides door-to-door transportation on a beautiful ride at a reasonable price. A Taxi (i.e. a Minibus -and sometimes a big bus) will pick you up at your departure hotel……

Canyoning Tour – An Adrenaline Challenge

Looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush? A Canyoning Tour in the Monteverde Ecological Farm is exactly what you need! The Tour begins with 3-min hike through a tropical forest trail. This is a short walk full of tropical plans and (sometimes) native animals. At the starting point, trained Tour Guides will fit you with the…

Hanging Bridges – A true “sky walk”

A Hanging Bridge is a suspended bridge that connects from one point to another above the cloud forest. This is one of the top activities to do around the Monteverde Area and a great way to experience the cloud forest at its heart. Monteverde has 3 major parks that provide this service, varying in customer…