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April 27, 2010
From journal Our Costa Rican Adventure
March 31, 2008
From journal Monteverde's Extreme
Cary, North Carolina
February 5, 2008
From journal Costa Rica es Pura Vida
St. Augustine, Florida
August 26, 2006
From journal Extensive & Adventurous Week in Costa Rica
July 13, 2006
From journal Monteverde Cloud Forest
new york, New York
April 25, 2006
From journal Ethereal Cloud Forests in Costa Rica
New York, New York
March 22, 2006
From journal One Week in Costa Rica
March 15, 2006
by Nanah D
March 25, 2004
Canopy tours are offered here for those who wish the thrill of sailing through the trees, which is an adventure but not a way to view wildlife. Any wildlife would be scared out of its wits by the screams and yells of those people swinging through the trees.
There are wild orchids and bromeliads everywhere in the trees and insects and animals of all types. I came across a beautiful orange-kneed Tarantula in the woods., along a trail. The suspension bridges and trails are the way to see the plants and wildlife.T here are various types of hotels here for all budgets, including backpackers and hikers as well as upscale mountain lodges.
There is regular bus transportation to this area from San Jose and other areas as well as one-day tours available in San Jose. Some people rent four-wheel drive vehicles for the drive on a rough, gravel road. It is slow going as the road is rough and there are potholes from the rain which is almost a daily event.
This is a small mountainous community of farmers and dairy farmers and people involved in the tourism industry. The road will probably guarantee that the community will remain small and isolated which the residents probably want to keep that way. You can charter a small plane into the area but otherwise, you will always have to deal with that road.
It is worth the trip only if you stay overnight as it will take at least four hours each way to Monteverde and you do not want to drive that road in the dark with the steep dropoffs and potholes. The trip on the way is very scenic and you will see lots of wildlife on the way so the trip is well worth it, but if you don't stay overnight, you have very little time to enjoy the area.
From journal Costa Rica: Nature's Sanctuary