monteverde & rincon de la vieja

Teeming with exotic wildlife, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Rincon de la Vieja are two of Costa Rica’s most diverse protected areas.

Two shining lights in the world of ecotourism, both parks have maintained their isolation from the outside world. Natural hot springs, wildlife tracks and spectacular waterfalls make each day as action packed as the last. Shrouded in mist on the slopes of the Tilaran Mountains, Monteverde Cloud Forest is an inspiringly beautiful biological reserve with a list of exotic flora and fauna. Rincon de la Vieja on the other hand is the largest tropical dry-forest in Central America, with hundreds of animal species.

things to do

  • In Monteverde Cloud Forest, Sky Trek canopy zip lines are the longest in Costa Rica, with the 9 cables adding up to over 3km of unforgettable excitement.
  • The dramatic San Luis Waterfall is worth the trek on foot through untouched cloud forest. Its water drops an impressive 100m straight into a pristine rocky pool below.
  • The striking volcano in Rincon de la Vieja National Park is flanked by the loftier volcanic peaks of Volcan Santa Marta, and the dormant Cerro Von Seebach.
  • The 3km long Las Pailas Trail in Rincon de la Vieja takes you through dense jungle and across scenic hanging bridges and rivers.
  • Alternatives to travelling through the parks on foot include on horseback, or adrenaline seekers could opt for whitewater rafting.
  • After trekking through the national parks, Playa Avellana in Tamarindo on the Pacific coast is a wonderful change of pace, with gorgeous soft sand and excellent surf.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde is one of the most diverse and dense forests in the world.Youtube Icon

best time to visit

December - April

Monteverde’s high elevation means temperatures top out at a max 25°C year-round, but these months usually see considerably less rainfall. This is the busiest time of year in Costa Rica however, and the regions waterfalls are less spectacular in the dry season.

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