The small community of Monteverde is famous for its association with the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. This small town located near the entrance to the Cloud Forest, was founded by the Quaker or vaquera community that migrated from North America to Costa Rica in the 1950s. Although it is currently not a town like others, with houses scattered everywhere. This hamlet has been developed by itself to be able to accommodate a large number of tourists who pass through. The weather here is a bit cold and foggy, because the town is at the top of the Tilaran mountain range, you should bring warm clothes and a waterproof jacket to stay warm!
This natural ‘waterwheel’ is what maintains Costa Rica’s impressive ecosystem; within the cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica, you’ll find: Tens of thousands of diverse insects, 2.500 species of plants (420 are strictly orchids), 400 varieties of birds, over 100 types of mammals.