In Monteverde can be found numeral attractions that call the attention of all type of visitors and offers plenty of options considered to be family tours so that each person can have the time of their lives, if you are bringing the family, small kids, teenagers or adults we can assure you will all have an amazing time in the Monteverde Cloud Forest area.
There are all types of families, each family is different and seek for the perfect combination that better suits them and thankfully Monteverde has a bit to offer to all of you. There are families interested in nature, sightseeing and wildlife seeking and this is the perfect place given that there are several Reserves that can be explored, many trails to walk and having one of our guides will ensure you will not miss a thing and will educate you so you can know how to spot birds, animals hidden in the forests and all you need to know about the abundant cloud forest, you can also visit the beautiful gardens, admire the wonderful types of orchids, butterflies, hummingbirds, reptiles and amphibians.
There are also families interested in adventures and here you will find several activities such as the best zip lines and hanging bridges in the country, you can visit the popular San Luis waterfall, go waterfall rappelling in a natural canyon, ride the roads on an ATV and even go on a fun night hike and learn everything about the nocturnal animals you will find.
Most people is also interesting in the cultural part of visiting a new country and guess what? We also have options for that! In Monteverde you will find some of the best coffee plantations and you can visit them, take a coffee tour, walk around the plantation,learn about the history and what it represents to us Costa Ricans, learn how to taste the different kinds of coffee, visit an organic farm, see our farm animals such as as chickens, cows, pigs, horses, tilapia ponds, visit a Trapiche and get all the information and tasting of our popular sugar cane, have a meal at a local farm with a local family and experience a different, delicious meal and of course always be together as a family having fun and quality time.
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Curi Cancha is also known as a Bird Watchers Paradise because it offers easier trails to see and hear them! This is a smaller reserve compared to others in the area but offers a wide variety of nature and don't worry about the trails being crowded the reserve has a policy of a maximum of 50 people at one time at the park which makes it even more appealing, less people means higher changes to spot wildlife.Read More
What an excellent way to explore the forests in Monteverde! With this unique combination you will be able to admire both aspects of the cloud forest, from the ground floor and from the tree tops. With us you can have a full experience and will be able to widen your senses, learn how to spot birds by their sounds and how to look for wildlife based on how they live, our expert guides will teach you all about it.Read More
The Curi Cancha Reserve is one of the newest known reserves of Costa Rica, its history is quite interesting since a great part of it today (about 50%), used to be pasture territory, the Lowther family who owned the property since the 1970’s invested their care and time into making it grow to the forest we can admire today and be part of the other 50% which was virgin forest and still remains.Read More
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was founded in 1972, it is a private reserve that belongs to a research, non profitable ONG whose main purpose is to protect the world’s famous cloud forest, its unique flora and many species of animals that find their home here.Read More
Most tours will offer transportation to and from most hotels in the area, if your hotel is not on the list please let us know, an extra fee may be required if your place is a little out of the way.
Monteverde is the perfect destination for nature and adventure tours, you can go on easy or strenuous hikes to several of the natural reserves, sightseeing on the hanging bridges or natural gardens (hummingbirds, butterflies, orchids), visit the animal exhibits or be part of activities that will bring up the adrenaline such as zip line, waterfall rappelling, horseback riding and much more!
All type of families will have a great time in the cloud forest! Some adventures have restrictions, for example there is a needed height and minimum weight required for some ziplines, the equipment needs to fit properly to avoid any inconveniences. There is not really a maximum weight since the cables can hold up tons but the maximum waist measure should be 46” or 117cm and each leg should be of no more than 26.3” or 67 cm and the minimum height is 120 cms. For all other adventures pretty much everybody is allowed, the standard minimum age will be 7 years and if needed the kids can be accompanied by an adult or the guide in order to finish the adventures successfully such as in horseback riding, ATV’s, waterfall rappelling and others.
Just make sure you are healthy, most hikes are slowed paced and easy to walk so everyone from small kids to seniors can do them, for some adventures a little adventure spirit is required, just make sure you will enjoy as much as possible of fun activities in the cloud forest.
Monteverde given its location in the highlands tends to be sometimes cloudy and rainy, it doesn’t rain all day though, it’s usually in the afternoons which makes it ideal for morning activities. Tours don’t get cancelled due to rain, except there is a rough rain or weather on the sight, in which case only the tour companies will cancel or try to reschedule the activity, if hardly ever happens but in this case we make sure to contact you first.
It varies from company to company but to be sure that you can get a refund it is recommend to give a notice at least 8 hours before.
Comfortable, closed shoes or sneakers will be good, depending on the activity the shoes may get muddy and wet, so make sure you bring some extra shoes as well. As far as clothes, t-shirts, shorts and tank tops will work. Make sure you bring a mosquito repellent and sunscreen and a raincoat in case of a rainshower.