Fly like the wind!
Aventura Canopy Tour has possibly the best view of the rainforest as you swing through the air on a zip line hundreds of feet above the floor. This is not for the faint-hearted, nor for those with a fear of heights. Be sure to keep your eyes open on the Tarzan swing! Tours are 3 hours and run 3 times daily. The cost is $45 for adults, and $28 for children under 12. Phone: 2645-6388
Go for a stroll
If walking through the treetops is more agreeable than flying, the Sky Walk may be a better option. Constructed of suspension bridges, the walk is hundreds of feet above the ground and is situated perfectly for bird and monkey sightings. The cost is $8 us or $6 for students. Phone: 2645-5238.
Take a tour of La Lecheria
(The Cheese Factory) to become better acquainted with the cheese-making process (or at least eat great ice cream). Peer through a large window to watch the production of cheese. You can also buy fresh local cheese and ice cream. Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30am-4 pm
Ride horseback through the rain clouds and rivers! These tours offer an experience like no other; riding over of the rainforest floor, and eventually reaching a spot that offers a great photo opportunity at the top of the mountain—particularly breathtaking at dusk. A few options that will allow you to explore the rainforest in the saddle are:
- Meg’s Riding Stables Phone: 2645-5560
- La Estrella Stables Phone: 2645-5075
- Palomina Horse Tours Phone: 2645-5479
Ever get the feeling that organized tours are overwhelming, overcrowded, and overpriced? This is the option should you take: a privately guided tour that fits your needs and your interests. Your guide, Andres Alvarado has the encyclopedic knowledge of Jaques Cousteau, the photographic talent of Ansel Adams, and the entrepreneurial instinct of Bill Gates. A native Tico himself, Andres uses his multi-layered education to lead trips throughout the country and even throughout the continent. His custom-guided tour will prove to be the vacation you’ll not stop talking about.
Andres Alvarado www.forestalive.com
Phone: (506) 8825-1869
Monteverde Serpentarium gives you the chance to meet face-to-face with a scaly friend, as you can see various snakes and lizards Admission is $3. Phone: 2645-5238
The Butterfly Garden and greenhouse provide up-close and personal interaction with butterflies. There are also many preserved and mounted spectacular species. To make sure the butterflies are not taking their siesta, it is best to visit between 9:30 am. and 1 pm. Phone: 2645-5512.
It is possible to make cheese from the milk of 24 different mammals. We’re not telling which ones.
Filed under: Monteverde on June 11th, 2008