Top 4 Family Tours To Do in Monteverde

Written by Isabella Anderson
October 4, 2012The "Bosque Nuboso" (Cloud Forest) Biological Reserve is worldwide known for the resplendent toad, a species in danger of extinction. This wildlife area has been formed to protect the flora and fauna, as well as to carry out scientific studies and educational environmental programs.

The settlement of Monteverde, placed at the south end of the cloud forest, had its early development in 1950s with the force of a group of Quakers from the United States, a group that came to Costa Rica fascinated by its pacific inclinations and disarmament. They established themselves in the region and devoted themselves to produce milk and quality cheeses.

This beautiful and fresh city has much to offer to tourists and is undoubtedly one of the favorite destinations for those who love adventure and nature. It is an ideal place for honeymoons and to have a good time with a group of friends or family. Now we are going to offer you a list of the four best things to do in Monteverde. We can ensure to you that these with these suggestions you won’t get bored when visiting this little paradise.

Hiking at Santa Elena Reserve: Offering breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano on clear days. All the projects being developed here are centre on the educational development of the region as three hundred and ten hectares bordering the Monteverde Conservation area have been permanently leased by the administration of the Santa Elena community High School.

Tour at Sky Walk and Sky Trek: The Sky Walk grants visitors to safely enjoy the rich diversity of the canopy flora and fauna. With a mix of 2.5 kilometers of trails and six suspension bridges. Sky Trek is a system of walking trails, zip lines and two observation towers. The Serpentarium is an amphibian and reptile exhibit that opens every day and offers guided tours every half an hour.

The Trapiche Tour: In this different and enriching two-hour guided tour you will know the "trapiche" which is sugar cane mill. The tour is owned and operated by a Costa Rican family. You will be able to observe how sugar cane is processed, walk through the plantations and taste its varied products. An explanation about coffee, bananas and other crops are also offered during this excursion.

Selvatura Canopy Tour: This is one of the best canopy tours in the country. Its cables and platforms are built into the cloud forest rather than above it, this allows visitors to feel truly immersed within the forested environment. In total, there are 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms that stretch over 2 miles – the longest cable length of any canopy tour in Costa Rica. Furthermore, there is a so-called "Tarzan Swing" at the end of the tour, a large, swing-like contraption that allows participants to swing out above the forest and truly feel like the man for whom it is named.

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