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Poas Volcano Lodge; Exploring Costa Rica from above

One of Costa Rica’s most iconic landmarks is definitely the Poas Volcano. According to the history books, Poas Volcano was one of Costa Rica`s first tourist spots thanks to its proximity to the capital city, the possibility to see it and feel it up close and its beauty as you wind up through its rich,...
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Canopy tour at El Establo Hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica

Zip lining tour in the Cloud Rainforest at Monteverde

Nestled up in the highlands overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific Coast, you will find a verdant gem in the form of a quaint, alternative living town in what is best known as Monteverde.  Here, you can fly through the forest canopy on a zip lining tour in the Cloud Rainforest and El...
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Santa Elena Cloud Forest, photo Wikimedia.

5 plant species to look out for in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity, and Monteverde is a destination to birdwatch, to see other wildlife, to have adventurous tours, or to search for plants and flowers travelers don’t get to see at home.  Whatever your expectations are, or if you have none, admiring and taking in these beautiful living organisms will add...
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Spectacular sunset view of the Gulf of Nicoya from El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Why Monteverde Costa Rica should be on your Bucket Lis

Monteverde is in the Tilaran mountain range, about a four-hour drive from the Central Valley.  The cloud forest covers about 180 square miles and it was named one of the seven wonders of Costa Rica.  These are only a few reasons why a trip up this gorgeous mountain is a must on your next visit....
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One of the lines through the cloud forest at Tree Top Canopy at El Establo Mountain Hotel

Experience the Tree Top Canopy Tour at El Establo Mountain Hotel

You are flying through the cloud forest, with your arms outstretched, feeling the brisk air on your face, a bird’s eye view to the lush forest below.  You’re not dreaming, you’re doing the Superman cable, the last one of 16 zip lines at the Tree Top Canopy Tour inside El Establo Mountain Hotel.  During a...
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Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica

Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica Whether you like to have all of your vacation days planned out in advance, or you like to go with the flow and see where the wind takes you, definitely add Monteverde to your list of places to visit. Why, do you ask? Here are...
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Martin the Kinkajou, photo credit Rony Castro, naturalist guide.

Nightwalk Tour at El Establo Mountain Hotel must not be missed

Walk through the forest at nighttime, lovely brisk air, moonlight guiding our way, listening to the sounds of nature, encountering insects, amphibians and mammals and realizing, this is the cloud forest that never sleeps! During a very recent visit to El Establo Mountain Hotel, I was reminded of all the activities available to guests while...
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Selvatura hanging bridges in Monteverde Costa Rica

10 Top things to do in Monteverde Costa Rica

In the coolest travel destination for 2016, you can plan a cool vacation knowing these top things to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Monteverde is famous for its cloud forests, nature and wildlife, adrenaline-inducing zip lines and suspension bridges, and its fabulous local coffee, ice cream and cheeses. So, pack your bags and get ready...
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The Visit of a Lifetime — Monteverde

The year was 1998. There was a very small flow of visitors coming to Costa Rica, about 100,000 according to the official numbers. A decade later, that number has increased up to 2 million tourists per year. This $1.9 billion industry is mainly based on Eco-tourism and has been driven by the green buzzword. As...
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Experience the romance of steam train travel

Experience the romance of old-fashioned train travel in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest

The romance of traveling by train never fades. Trains mean a journey. The feeling of travel while sitting on a train is unique. The scenery flows past in a way not like from an airplane or in a car – especially if you’re the one driving and you can’t sightsee, but also because a train...
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Monteverde Cloud Forest Train adventure

See the cloud forest uniquely by old-fashioned train

Sure, Costa Rica has plenty of gorgeous beaches, and they are a big draw for visitors. On the other hand, the country’s interior is bursting with amazing tropical landscape, sights to see and things not to miss. There are active volcanoes, towering rugged mountains, lush valleys, rushing rivers, waterfalls, and breathtaking rainforest and cloud forest....
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Explore the jewel of cloud forests at Monteverde

Located in Costa Rica’s Central Highlands in the Tilaran Mountain Range, the lofty, cloud-wreathed mountaintop of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica’s main tourism destinations. Cloud forest comprises only 1% of the planet’s global woodlands. Monteverde’s rare ecosystem is internationally famous as one of the most extensive cloud forests in Central America and a “jewel...
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The Sloths in Monteverde Costa Rica

Monteverde Costa Rica, a natural spot

Montevere Cloud Forest has long been a destination chosen by the thousands, the initiatives by the government to boost tourism; it is now attracting a wider range of travelers than ever before. While there may be many reasons for choosing the Costa Rica – from sampling its spa resorts to getting involved in local sustainability...
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