Monteverde Costa Rica Hotels

Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest

Arenal Volcano from Vista Verde Lodge, Monteverde

Costa Rica, the eco-gem of Central America, has long been an ecological wonder and continues to this day to be one of the prime destinations of travelers around the world. For those that have never been or those that may have gone once or twice, there is sure to be much about this country that you might not know. Two of the top eco-destinations in Costa Rica to explore below:

Arenal Volcano

This beautiful destination offers travelers an array of choices for their adventure plans. 1.5 hour hiking tour into the national park is one of the easy ways to know about the origin of the Volcano. Hanging Bridges; The tourist will be able to appreciate the natural beauties of the majestic environment, thanks to the imposing and huge hanging bridges with the beautiful trails that make an easier access to it and offer great security. Canopy Tour; Moving through the rain forest, above the Arenal River Canyon, the tour offers an unforgettable encounter with nature from the tree top – A very different way to admire nature -. Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge; Set near the Nicaraguan border in a marshy, jungle-like area, the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the most difficult places to independently visit in Costa Rica. It is set in a remote area of the country and is often submerged in water from flooded rivers. The Hot Springs in Arenal Volcano; the most well known hot springs is Tabacon Spa and Thermal Resort. Tabacon Resort is nestled on the foot of the Arenal Volcano offering scenic volcano views from every natural swimming pool. It also has one of the best dining restaurants in the area. Baldi Hot Springs located only 6 k from La Fortuna town has 25 natural swimming pools, spa center and restaurant. It also offers moderate mountain accommodations.
Places to stay Luxury: Tabacon Resort and Kioro Resort are the top best hotels in Arenal Volcano. These two gorgeous mountain resorts offer the top-quality service and own hot springs in the property. Moderate: Lomas Del Volcan Hotel and Arenal Manoa are located just at the food of the volcano. Both hotels offer restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, In-room WiFi, Cable TV, Air Conditioned and a great family atmosphere. Budget: Las Colinas Arenal Hotel, in the heart of the La Fortuna town offers clean and spacious rooms, great home-made breakfast, En-suite bathrooms, hot water, CableTV, Air Conditioned and a family-run ambiance. Hotel Campo Verde is one of a kind offering rustic mountain cabins at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. The 10 cabins are spread all over the3 acres property offering greats volcano views.

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Monteverde Cloud Forest.

The 10,526. hectares Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve nestled in moisture-filled hanging clouds, provides a home to a thousand of species of plants, animals and insects. It offers a unique opportunity to experience, up close, the beauty of nature spoiled. As for attractions, almost everyone knows of the destination that is popular among tourists.

However, the following areas of interest may appeal to anyone intent on traveling to Monteverde. Although they are not 'hot spots', they are on the minds of countless tourists and if they are not, they should be:
- Monteverde Cloud Forest: The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is really quite stunning and the flora and fauna simply amazing. If you want to see the natural beauty of the cloud forest, this area can help you create a memorable experience simply with a stroll and a tour.
- Children´s Eternal Rain forest: This is a 55,000 acre natural paradise, with virgin forest full of beautiful scenery and fabulous views. Again, for a simple tour of nature you can create memories that will last a lifetime.
- San Luis Waterafall: This specific tour is one of the top tourist destinations because of its beautiful scenery. It is a great way to explore and spend the day for both adults and children.
- Santa Elena Private Reserve: This Cloud Forest Reserve can be the highlight of any tourist's itinerary, especially the nature lovers. Learning about the life of Costa Rica´s Forests has never been more exciting than at this natural preserve. It is interactive and fun for people of any age.

Other top tourist destinations are the adventure and activity places available throughout Monteverde. For the adventurous tourist, these destinations are typically the most exciting. They can really let you break away from the 'ordinary' vacation, as each tourist gets to see Costa Rica in its wild and untamed beauty. Experiencing Moneteverde may not get any better than when you enjoy the unbridled elements of nature. Some of the adventures are the following:
- Ziplines / Canopy tours - where you can embrace nature and watch the wild life in action from the heights.
- Hanging Bridges - Spectacular views are offered from a hanging bridge and are a brilliant sight to see.
- Horse Back Riding - Along the farms, plantations, or cloud rainforests, this ride is a tranquil setting in which to embrace Monteverde.
Aside from the historical destinations, there are Costarican delights that may tend to be overlooked but are well worth the effort to find. Taking full advantage of what Costa Rica has to offer exploring the destinations that are a little out of the ordinary can mean the difference between a typical vacation and a truly memorable Costa Rica experience

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