Overview

Native cloud forest has mostly been removed from the rolling Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range in Costa Rica’s northwest. Happily the protected Monteverde Reserve conserves a lush environment of humid vegetation so rich in wildlife that it has become a base for naturalists from all over the world.

The magical forest is frequently swathed in mist, which encourages the growth of mosses and ferns which add to the fairyland feel. The many indigenous mammals and birds can thrive undisturbed, and observation of many of these is more or less guaranteed. The park is the habitat of the Resplendent quetzal, and has the largest number of orchid varieties in the world.

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The weather in Monteverde and the cloud forest is wide and varied

Shrouded in mist, the protected cloud forest of the Monteverde Reserve and the surrounding area is a naturalist’s paradise which offers richly diverse flora and fauna. At around 1,400m above sea level, temperatures remain consistently cooler than in other parts of the country. Resplendent quetzals can be spotted from January to July, with their nesting season between April and June.

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