Top Tours in Monteverde, Costa Rica – Amazing Adventures in Nature

This vacation, get plenty of fresh air when you enjoy adventure after adventure. These top tours in Monteverde, Costa Rica let you make the most of your free time as you explore emerald green forest canopies on zip lines and suspension bridges. Meet all manner of wildlife – by day and night –, including hummingbirds, butterflies, and frogs. Have a second childhood when you climb trees, and so much more! The first step in your adventure is building your itinerary...

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41 Things to Do in Monteverde

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour, Costa Rica
Cafe de Monteverde Coffee TourMonteverde

This coffee plantation doesn’t just produce an incredible cup of coffee, it’s also a vitally important part of the community. Learn how family, sustainability, and attention to detail all combine to nurture coffee from cherry, to bean, to brew on this educational tour that’s part local history and part culture. Yes, you will enjoy samples!

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Coffee Tour
Cultural
Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk, Costa Rica
Sky Tram, Trek and Sky WalkMonteverde

This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy, and finally fly across the canopy on zip lines.

Aerial Tram
Nature
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Guided Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
Guided Tour Monteverde Cloud Forest ReserveMonteverde

Explore the enchanted Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with a set of expert eyes on a guided hike. You will explore several trails in search of birds and mammals and discuss the amazing diversity of plants.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Treetop Climbing, Costa Rica
Treetop ClimbingMonteverde

Ascend to the top of the Monteverde Cloud Forest on this tree climbing adventure. Ficus trees have a hollow trunk, forming a tube with natural footholds for you to climb. Once you reach the top, you can step out onto a viewing platform for an unforgettable view of the surrounding forest.

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Guided Tours
Sky Tram and Sky Trek Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sky Tram and Sky Trek MonteverdeMonteverde

The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 3.7 miles from the town of Santa Elena and about 1.8 miles from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences.

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Aerial Tram
Zip Lines
Selvatura All-day Pack, Costa Rica
Selvatura All-day PackMonteverde

The Selvatura All-day Pack is a full day tour that will allow you to enjoy all of the attractions and exhibits that the Selvatura Adventure Park offers. The all day Selvatura experience includes a Canopy Tour, access to the network of suspension bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Center as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.

Butterfly Gardens
Museum
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Costa Rica
Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & HummingbirdsMonteverde

The Canopy Tour, Tree-Top Suspension Bridges walking tour, Butterfly garden and the Hummingbird Gallery are a great combination of adventure, tranquility and beauty in the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde.

Butterfly Gardens
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Monteverde to Arenal Horseback - Lake Route, Costa Rica
Monteverde to Arenal Horseback - Lake RouteMonteverde

For intermediate and advanced horseback riders, this adventure tour and transportation combination is the ideal way to travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna.

Horseback Riding
Monteverde Bird Watching Tour, Costa Rica
Monteverde Bird Watching TourMonteverde

From start to finish, the goal of this tour is to identify as many birds as possible. Monteverde is home to some 400 species of birds, which are scattered among the forests and mountains of the region.

Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Nature
Nature Walk
Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & Butterflies, Costa Rica
Selvatura Zip Lines, Suspension Bridges & ButterfliesMonteverde

This zip line, suspension bridge and butterfly garden combination tour perfectly mixes peaceful tranquility and thrilling adventure, all while being surrounded by the lush cloud forest.

Butterfly Gardens
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Madre Tierra Farm Visit and Horseback Ride, Costa Rica
Madre Tierra Farm Visit and Horseback RideMonteverde

Even the transportation is sustainable on this tour! Enjoy horseback riding across beautiful Monteverde, Costa Rica on a fun and educational sustainability tour. Discover up-close how the Hotel Belmar sources some of its most delicious offerings, and try your hand at farming. Let nature and your trusty steed show you a great time on this unique getaway.

Cultural
Horseback Riding
Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges, Costa Rica
Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension BridgesMonteverde

This Monteverde, Costa Rica tour combines adventure and tranquility as you zip line and walk across suspension bridges within a rainforest canopy.

Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch, Costa Rica
A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, LunchMonteverde

For visitors interesting in having a day of relaxation surrounded by the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde and all of the vibrant species within it then this is a great tour option. If you are interested in adding an adrenaline element to this tour we suggest the adding the Selvatura Canopy Tour.

Butterfly Gardens
Museum
Species Exhibits
Suspension Bridges
Butterfly Garden, Costa Rica
Butterfly GardenMonteverde

Selvatura's stunning butterfly garden is one of the largest on the continent. At 300ft long and 90ft wide, with a huge 50ft dome ceiling, the giant garden is host to 50 species of butterflies.

Butterfly Gardens
Monteverde Bat Jungle, Costa Rica
Monteverde Bat JungleMonteverde

This vacation, it's time to get 'batty' at the Monteverde Bat Jungle. Learn all about these interesting mammals, how they're important to the environment, and why they're not as scary as monster movies make them out to be. A fun, educational excursion for families and nature lovers, the Monteverde Bat Jungle represents the life's work of Dr. Richard K. LaVal, PhD Wildlife Science.

Educational
Species Exhibits
Monteverde Orchid Garden , Costa Rica
Monteverde Orchid Garden Monteverde

On tours of the Monteverde Orchid Garden, you can see around 120 species of orchid in bloom, out of a total of 460 species. Experts can point out what makes each of these species unique.

Guided Tours
Tree Top Climbing Night Tour, Costa Rica
Tree Top Climbing Night TourMonteverde

If you loved tree climbing as a kid, then get ready to reach now heights on your next vacation. Explore the Costa Rican jungle after dark on this fun and unique tour that takes you 131 feet up into the forest canopy. You'll feel like a pro again even if it's been years since you went on an outdoor adventure, because you'll have access to equipment to make the climb easier — something you definitely didn't have when you used to scale freehand!

Guided Tours
Night Tour
Private Taxi Boat Taxi Monteverde to Arenal, Costa Rica
Private Taxi Boat Taxi Monteverde to ArenalMonteverde

The Monteverde to Arenal private taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round and offers a flexible pick time as opposed to the 2 daily scheduled connections between Monteverde and Arenal.

Sky Walk Guided Tour Monteverde, Costa Rica
Sky Walk Guided Tour MonteverdeMonteverde

The Sky Walk tour is a 3-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Many visitors don't realize it, but the rainforest canopy is actually one of the most diverse spots in the rainforest. This guided tour is an opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the canopy from a knowledgable guide.

Naturalist Guide
Suspension Bridges
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal, Costa Rica
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to ArenalMonteverde

The Monteverde to Arenal taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round, making connections between Monteverde and Arenal twice per day, with great views of the Costa Rica highlands and the Arenal Volcano along the way.





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