Get to know the mountain town of Santa Elena and cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica! In this video we will show you around town including the surprising best place to see wildlife (hint: it’s not at a park or even on a tour!), we’ll swim at a private waterfall, eat dinner in a tree, take a night walk tour, cross suspension bridges, plus much more!!!!
Handy Information From Video:
Best Breakfast Spots in Santa Elena and Monteverde!
Orchid Cafe / Cafe Orqueda
Stella’s Cafe Monteverde
Bon Apetite Woodfire Pizza
Tree House downtown Santa Elena
Morphos Restaurant for best sunset views in town
ZUCCARO BAKERY: Grab a cinnamon roll, sourdough bread or a savory pesto empanada and a coffee at Zuccaro Bakery. There are two locations. One in the heart of Santa Elena and one inside the park like setting at the CASEM Coop.
Top Tours In The Monteverde and Santa Elena areas:
Bird watching! Toucans and Quetzals are two of the birds you might see.
Night Walk Tour
Phone: 8315 5002
Monteverde Waterfall / Cataratas Los Murciélagos
Call for Reservations: 2645-6555
$6 adults / kids free
SELVATURA ADVENTURE PARK – Hanging bridges, canopy tours, butterfly garden, hummingbird garden, and much more.
Longest suspension bridge in Costa Rica!!!
SKY ADVENTURES PARK – Adventure park with hanging bridges, canopy tours and sky trams, plus much more!
Longest zip-line in Costa RIca!!!
Monteverde Coffee Tour – https://www.cafedemonteverde.com
Don Juan Tours – https://donjuantours.com/monteverde-chocolate-coffee-tours/
Children’s Eternal Rainforest
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
Monteverde Biological Reserve
Thank you for watching and happy travels!
Cheers! Danielle and Hairo
Monteverde cloud forest is found at an altitude range of 4,000 to 6220 feet above sea level.
Temperatures range from the 50s to the 70s with an average temperature around 64°F.
There is also always a strong wind and a chill in the air so if you brought a long sleeve shirt or sweater and long pants you will want to wear them while you’re visiting this area. The wise advice to layer your clothing is especially good advice here as you will probably be doing lots of trekking so once you build up a sweat you can peel down a layer or two until you are comfortable again.