Monteverde National Park
Instead of government-owned national parks, Monteverde is home to several private forests and wildlife reserves, including the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
The whole region includes the small towns of Santa Elena, Cerro Plano and the Quaker-settled Monteverde, the region also offers fine dining options, nightlife and modern amenities. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a private non-profit reserve administered by the Tropical Science Center, and contains 6 distinct ecological zones. Called a cloud forest rather than a rain forest: because of it’s altitude, the clouds go through the forest. The canopy is extremely rich with birds, insects, butterflies, and thousands of plants. Great bird watching, Resplendent Quetzal is usually seen in the March-April nesting season.