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...
34 Things to Do in Monteverde
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!
3 hrsFrom $42
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.
3 hrsFrom $31
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.
2 hrsFrom $87
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, Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.
8 hrsFrom $174
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.
5 hrsFrom $109
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.
5 hrsFrom $94
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.
1 hrsFrom $15
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.
4 hrsFrom $42
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!
4 hrsFrom $41
Do you know where your food comes from? You do when you stay at Hotel Belmar. The hotel sources their eggs, cheese, coffee, and sugar can from their farm. Learn what goes into sustainable farming on this exciting tour of Costa Rica's first carbon-neutral farm — Finca Madre Tierra. This tour will give you the opportunity to explore the farm up-close, and learn what it really means to operate a sustainable business.
3 hrsFrom $61
Get above Monteverde’s cloud forest to see the busiest part of this environment – the canopy. 90 percent of the plants and animals in the Monteverde cloud forest live in the canopy. When you’re at this elevation, you can come face-to-face with the monkeys and birds. This tour has two distinct sections – your tour will include a walk over trails and suspension bridges, as well as a ride in a cable car.
3 hrsFrom $72
Take a guided tour of the misty Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, a lesser known cloud forest in the Monteverde area. You will walk along different trails in search of birds and mammals, discussing the amazing diversity of plants and learning all about this bio-diverse paradise.
3 hrsFrom $75
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