Monteverde - cloud forrest

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Costa Rica


We reached Monteverde late evening after a spectacular ride. Early next morning we went with Freddy bird watching and we saw really interesting species. What nature created was just fantastic. Unfortunately we had not only a hard time remembering the names, it was also impossible to capture them on a picture.

A great way to explore the area and this beautiful cloud forest is to fly over it – on a steel cable. It’s called Ziplining and really popular. In Monteverde there are 5 companies and two more getting developed. So you see it’s damn popular.

We had the longest cable with 1.4 km and a total of 14 cables and 21 platforms. The fun took place in between 75 – 150 m with a total distance of 2.8 km. Abseilen from 30 m and the Tarzan-swing where another highlight but at the end the Superman was fun. They attach your harness on the back to the steel cable and you fly through the jungle like Superman. Or in my case like Superchica, haha. The fun was worth its US $40.

Surely we couldn’t just come to Monteverde without going into the Reserve so we did a long hike and took a lot of pictures. In the beginning it took us hours to cover only 500 m because we found so much cool stuff.

Luckily we were well prepared when the rain drops started. It didn’t stay with drops, well it is called cloud forest for a reason.

And then it was time to move on but not without mentioning that Monteverde was just awesome.

Hotel: Hotel Tukan, Monteverde

Price:  20 $ ,double room, shared bathroom, kitchen, WiFi

Comment: situated in the heart of Santa Elena/Monteverde, the staff organizes tours and they are extremely helpful and super friendly, walls are paper thin (so earplugs come handy)