Monteverde, Costa Rica tours and activities listing, a guide of excursions available while traveling in Monteverde.
|Bird Watching||Tram||Zip Lines|
|Horseback Riding||Hiking||Guided Tours|
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% 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.
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. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
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.
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. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
Hidden Valley is a small nature reserve in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Touring the reserve at night gives travelers the opportunity to spot an array of impressive nocturnal creatures. Rated 6.5/10 by visitors
This reptile and amphibian exhibition includes over 30 species of frogs, toads, lizards, geckos and snakes, all of which are native to Costa Rica.
If you’re one to appreciate the culture and beauty that only a remote mountain town can offer, you may be interested in studying Spanish in Monteverde. Residents of this area have an appreciation for nature and artistic expression is on the upswing. 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, however, and walks or hikes in nearby reserves offer opportunities for unforgettable memories.
A visit to a working coffee farm is one trip every visitor to Costa Rica should make. The Cafe Monteverde tour offers a glimpse of authentic, rural Costa Rican life, and it introduces visitors to the coffee production process, from the original seed to when its poured fresh into a cup. As a cooperative, Cafe Monteverde, represents the country's progressive environmental sustainability and community development initiatives. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
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. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
For those looking for a combination of adventure and nature the Selvatura Canopy Tour, visit to the Butterfly Garden and Hummingbird Garden is a great option. Rated 6.4/10 by visitors
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. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
The Selvatura Experience 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. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
Finally, a visit to the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden is not to be missed. Here visitors can observe up to 14 species of the tiny, lively colored birds as they amaze you with their spectacularly acrobatic aerial maneuvers. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
Selvatura is a outstanding canopy tour, has 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. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
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. Rated 6.1/10 by visitors
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. Rated 6.4/10 by visitors
For intermediate and advanced horseback riders, this adventure tour and transportation combination is the ideal way to travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna (or from La Fortuna to Monteverde). Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
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.
This tour leads travelers along aerial trams and suspension bridges during a nighttime exploration of the rainforest in Monteverde. It is a great way to get a unique perspective of the rainforest and also see some nocturnal creatures.
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
The Sky Walk is a journey along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. This guided tour is an opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the canopy from a knowledgable guide and be on the look out for birds, monkeys, sloths, insects and interesting plants of all shapes and sizes. Rated 6.4/10 by visitors
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. Rated 7.4/10 by visitors
Long pants (Or long shorts), closed toed shoes or strap sandals, camera, change of clothes in case its rainy. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
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 and appreciate the incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life that the region has to offer. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
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. The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
The Sky Tram quietly ascends along a beautiful cloud forest ridge through the canopy and can be combined with the Sky Walk, which is a journey along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
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. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
Monteverde cheese is acclaimed throughout Costa Rica. The Cheese Factory is located in the heart of the Monteverde Community and a trip to the factory store is a Monteverde must-do. Visitors can buy - or simply try - several varieties of cheese as well as locally produced cured meats, hams and sausages, cream and milk, caramels and, not to be missed, Monteverde ice creams and milkshakes! Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
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. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
The Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) offers a daily night hike on its trail system at Bajo del Tigre, located in Monteverde. Rated 6.0/10 by visitors
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. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
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. Rated 6.5/10 by visitors
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. Rated 6.9/10 by visitors
Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Curi-Cancha Reserve. Led by a naturalist guide, you’ll explore the reserve’s trails and search for birds, mammals, insects and more.