The Monte Verde cloud forest reserve is a green island in the top of the mountain. Most of the mountain's Pacific side is deforested and used for cattle feed, but east side is generally protected due to few non profit reserves that are buying property and preserving it for future generations. Largest one is Monteverde conservation league that manages Children's Eternal Rainforest, area few times larger than actual national park. National park is well organized and designed, great experience for everyone.
There is an abundance of high flying zip lines, canopy walks and ATW tours, louring tourist that are looking for that kind of excitement.
Accommodations range from cheap hostels to extravagant and high priced hotels. You will also find some great organic food at good prices. Coffee from this area is top world quality and you must try it.
One of the most intimate mountain destinations for travelers seeking that extra-special something that sets the destination apart from the major tourist hubs is La Fortuna de San Carlos, othe…