Monteverde or Manuel Antonio, there lies the dilemma, cloudly and cold forest or the warm sunny beach.
Monteverde has gained its international reputation as one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the tropics. It contains six different forms of life,and the climate and terrain of the reservation produces an incredible biodiversity.
Some places near the reserve also deserve attention like the Eternal Children Rainforest, the first international rainforest for children, the butterfly garden and the hummingbird gallery for those who love to admire these colorful winged jewels of the forest.
A new and spectacular way to see forest without doing much physical effort is the “Skywalk”, which is a series of paths connected and suspended by bridges with more than 40 meters hight, allowing a spectacular views of the forest.
In the frog pond the visitor will see 25 types of frogs and toads which live in naturally created terrariums to keep its normal life as much as possible.
The bat jungle offers 95 types of bats, in animmitation of their natural environment where they can be seen in activity like t breeding, eating and sleeping
Other activities are the coffee tour with Don Juan, where the visitor learns about process of producing one of the best coffee in the area.
If you are seeking adrenaline in Monteverde, take the ATV tour in which you drive and pass through the cloud forest of Monteverde.
Things to do in Monteverde
- Butterfly farm
- Hummingbird garden
- Frog Pond
- ATV Tour
- Don Juan Coffee tour
- Sky walk
- Trapiche Tour
- Night Tour
- Monteverde Extremo
- Bat Jungle Tour
- Cloud Forest Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural parks in the world.
The region is a treasure of biodiversity and often considered as one of the parks with the greatest biodiversity in the world. The park attracts nature lovers, ecotourists and adventurous travellers.
Despite being one of the smallest parks in the country, Manuel Antonio National Park is the most popular and most visited in Costa Rica and hosts more than 109 species of different mammals and 184 species of birds.
Its four beaches are perfect for diving, swimming sun bathing. In the park itself there are many well-signed trails for hikers who wish to explor its flora and fauna.
Also recommended to go to Espadilla Norte and the “Malecón” of Quépos, a small town near Manuel Antonio National Park and enjoy the famous sunsets of Puntarenas which deserv a special attention.