Despite its small size and remote location, there are plenty of things to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica.. No matter your age or budget limitations, you can have a great time while you’re visiting. The great thing about the activities in Monteverde is that they don’t require that you spend tons of money! The main attractions, without a doubt, are the beautiful trails that take you through miles and miles of cloud forest filled with exuberant flora and fauna. These trails come in all shapes and sizes, so you can choose the perfect ones for you. But there’s so much more! Zip-lines, aerial trams, museums, spas, waterfall rappelling, horseback riding, and rafting are just a few activities available to visitors.
And don’t forget all the good dining options while you’re there! There are all sorts’ local and international restaurants, coffee shops, diners, and bakery’s. And while you’re out getting something to eat you may want to venture into one of the many shops and boutiques in Santa Elena for a little vacation shopping. If you’re still feeling adventurous after a day of exploring, you can venture out and discover Monteverde’s nightlife.
Exploring the many trails and paths of Monteverde is a must when visiting. This is where you’ll be able to experience firsthand the beauty and uniqueness of this special part of Costa Rica. It is important to bring comfortable shoes, repellent, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Loose cargo pants are great for comfortable hiking while protecting your legs. A camera and binoculars are also a good idea if it’s not too rainy!