Best things to do in Monteverde Costa Rica

Things to Do in Monteverde Costa Rica

'What to do in Monteverde Costa Rica?' A question asked by many a visitor to the area, and with good reason, as there is an overwhelming choice of tours and activities (see full list). Monteverde has several great canopy tours, various parks, coffee tours, horseback riding, more than 100 hotels, various types of transport and many versions of similar tours - it can get confusing! And why ask us?  Because we are based in Monteverde and can offer helpful suggestions, unlike many companies whose staff may have never actually visited Monteverde.

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Most people only have 2-3 days in Monteverde, so below are some suggested itineraries to make things easier, you do not want to waste your precious time in Monteverde choosing! We have tried all these tours and can highly recommend them.   So to help you decide, we have narrowed down some of the most popular tours or ones worth doing, here is a brief summary (following this is a list of suggested itineraries).

  1. Hiking of some sort is usually enjoyed by all. It would be a shame to come all the way here and not visit the famous Cloud Forests of Monteverde. A guide is recommended, not that you are guarenteed to see animals but because they can explain the fascinating ecology of the forest, and makes the sea of greenary come alive! Go to the Monteverde Reserve, Santa Elena Reserve or Curi Cancha Park with a nature guide and learn why Monteverde gained its popularity in the first place.
  2. Try and exciting Canopy Tour (go to Aventura Canopy for the longest cable in the country! Visit Selvatura Park if you want excellent Cloud Forest views and other activities in one spot. Go to Extremo if you want pure adrenaline and want to try the canopy tours along with a swing, superman cable and bungee jump;  try the Skytrek if you want to reach the ziplines by cable car. 
  3. Have some time to spend after these two activities? Horseback Riding is great for all the family-  lovely horses and views with Horse Trek Monteverde. Not interested in horses? Both Don Juan Coffee Chocolate Tour and the Trapiche Tour (to learn about sugar making, coffee and other agriculture products) are worth a visit.
  4. Night Tours are very popular and a great way to learn about the nocturnal life of the forests.

Note that on Day 1 you will arrival from other areas. It usually takes between 3-5 hours from other places to get to Monteverde, so on average visitors usually arrive around 12.30pm). Most afternoon tours start at about 1.00pm- 2.00pm


So what can we do for you?

Help you decide on the best tours, hotels and transportThere are so many hotels to choose from – we can help you find one that suits you (write to us for personal attention and no pressure to book anything). We can also book transport to and from Monteverde and can suggest restaurants (between us have tried them all!), where to do banking and anything else you might need on your visit. Remember we are right here in Santa Elena to offer advice, maps and information and intriguing ideas of what to do in Costa Rica!

We can help you design your perfect visit to Monteverde to suit your needs! Contact us!

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