Monteverde Costa Rica Vacations Tours and Activities
Café de Monteverde was born in 1989 as an association of 12 families with deep roots in coffee, agriculture, conservation, and education. For over four generations, our families have grown, processed and roasted the best quality coffee in the Monteverde region, striving for harmony with the surrounding cloud forest.
It’s no secret that Costa Rica is famous for coffee. On this tour, you’ll be exposed to the wonderful world of coffee, including its history, tradition and present-day production. You'll also learn about the growing, harvesting, and production of chocolate and sugar cane.
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.
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 (40 m) 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!
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.
Selvatura is a outstanding canopy tour, has one of the longest cables in Costa Rica and is the only one truly immersed in virgin forest. The tour is made up of 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms, traversing over two miles of forest and combining the thrill of the zip line with a unique perspective of the tree top canopy.
A horseback riding tour is a wonderful way to experience Monteverde's green, mountainous countryside. Until recently, horseback riding was the most common form of transport in the region, and considering the state of the roads, some would argue that it is still the easiest way to get around.
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.
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.
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 3.7 miles (6 km) from the town of Santa Elena and about 1.8 miles (3 km) from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences.
A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch
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.
Spend some time to enjoy a world class exhibit that will provoke a new appreciation for the often misunderstood creatures of the night. The Bat Jungle exhibit is the culmination of 40 years of research conducted throughout the world by Dr. Richard LaVal a long time member of the Monteverde community.
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.
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.
The Tree Top walkway is the ideal cloud forest experience for those who wish to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace. The Butterfly garden of Selvatura is one of the largest in the Americas, a real treat for nature lovers. The hummingbird garden is a serene place to sit down and take a break and observe colorful and very active hummingbirds.
Enjoy a day in the sun on board Calypso's 71 food state of the Catamaran Mantaraya. Sit in one of the fresh water deck pools or lie on one of the giant nets overlooking the ocean while cruising the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya on your way to the beautiful white sand palm studded beach of Tortuga Island.
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.
Ascend to the top of the Monteverde Cloud Forest on this tree climbing adventure. Ficus trees (or fig 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.
The Education Center is Selvatura's newest addition and is a must see for anyone interested in the natural history of the region. Costa Rica, despite its tiny size, is home to almost 5 percent of the world's diversity; the exhibits within this excellent educational center aim to illuminate and explain the incredibly diverse microcosms and rare tropical forest ecosystems that give the country its huge range of flora and fauna.You will see the biggest, rarest, strongest, the most beautiful.
Study Spanish in Monteverde and delve deeper into this mountain town's culture. Your Spanish class immerses you in the language and still allows time for exploring local art galleries and attending musical performances. The true show-stopper is the cloud forest, one of the rarest environments in the world.