Monteverde, which translates literally to ‘The Green Mountain’ is located in the Puntarenas province, just a 2.5-hour drive north of Costa Rica‘s capital San Jose.

As one of the country’s major ecotourism destinations and one of the most popular places to visit in Costa Rica full stop, I have no doubt you’ve already got the Monteverde on your Costa Rica bucket list.

Perhaps you’ve been told about the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve? The zip lines? The coffee tours? The wildlife night walks? The butterfly gardens?

It’s all here in Monteverde and in this Monteverde travel guide, I am going to share with you the best things to do, see and eat whilst in Monteverde, to help you prepare and plan your trip.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a great addition to your Costa Rica itinerary, particularly if you’re looking to witness some of the incredibly diverse wildlife that Costa Rica is home to. In Monteverde, where you will be sat on the Continental Divide at 4,662 feet (1,440 m) above sea level, you have many opportunities to encounter endangered, rare and extremely diverse wildlife as well as (and including) over 2500 species of plants, 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles, 100 species of mammals and over 400 species of bird.

Yep, it’s mega-diverse here in Monteverde and a haven for those of you looking to adventure through some of Costa Rica’s finest flora and fauna.

Monteverde is also home to nearly 30 species of hummingbirds and encounters with howler and capuchin monkeys are very common!

Basically, get Monteverde on your Costa Rica bucket list, get your pen and paper ready and tuck into this Monteverde travel guide. I got you! 

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