Cloud Forest

Cloud forests are unique highland forests characterized by 100% humidity. A significant portion of their precipitation is derived from the surrounding clouds and mist. As a result of the moisture abundance, cloud forests maintain tremendous biodiversity, captivating visitors and scientists alike. For the most part, cloud forest zones are significantly cooler than their lowland and beach counterparts, so bring a sweater, light jacket, and your hiking boots to explore these enchanting highland jungles.



Cool, misty cloudforest and deep green foliage is what has made Monteverde an absolute hot spot for eco tourism in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. Rated 9.2/10 by visitors.

Bird Watching   Tram   Zip Lines  

A haven for birdwatchers and hikers awaits visitors around the town of San Gerardo de Dota, huddled up against the roaring Talamanca Mountain Range. Rated 9.4/10 by visitors.

Bird Watching   Hiking  

Bajos del Toro is a great escape for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. Rated 9.8/10 by visitors.

Horseback Riding   Hiking   Guided Tours  

The splendid gardens of La Paz are located on the slopes of the Poas volcano, just an hour from San Jose, in the central highlands. Rated 9.3/10 by visitors.

Hiking   Butterfly Gardens   Guided Tours  

Located between the all important city of Alajuela and Puntarenas is the charming district of San Ramon, the second largest in the Alajuela Province. Rated 9.0/10 by visitors.

Bird Watching   Hiking   Coffee Tour  

Enjoy a cup of coffee and relax in this small, authentic Costa Rican village.

Bird Watching   Hiking   Guided Tours  

The Savegre River runs through a valley in central Costa Rica.

Nature Walks   Rafting   Guided Tours  

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