Overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya, the town of Monteverde welcomed me with its refreshing green landscape and a breezy climate. If visiting Costa Rica is in your bucket list already, then don’t forget to check out this place. Monteverde is what it is today because of the Quakers’ arrival and the efforts of its local farmers. The cheese lover in me was delighted to see the famous Monteverde cheese factory, which I was told, was the catalyst for its economy, apart from tourism. I found a variety of restaurants ranging from pizzerias to steakhouses, thanks to the immigrants here.
I recommend this place for people who enjoy bird watching and sightseeing. Monteverde and its biodiversity won’t let you down if you’re a natural enthusiast. It showcases a mesmerizing sunset as well. I found out that 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity was found here. It is home to a variety of species of animals too, including felines, birds and even the endangered Quetzal. And if you’re an adrenaline junkie, don’t worry. This place offers you a zip lining experience with a breathtaking view of the forests and the greenery around. I like a little bit of both, so this was the perfect holiday spot for me. This place is suitable for couples, families, nature lovers and solo travelers.
The place is not so crowded since a lot of the population was wiped out due to an active Arenal volcano. I came across some of the Costa Rican farmers who called themselves Campesinos. Monteverde lives up to its name, which means ‘Green Mountain’. I found the community there quite conscious about the natural resources and its preservation.
You may reach Monteverde either through public transport or rent an all-terrain vehicle because the last 18 kilometers are unpaved and it is an uphill climb. To my convenience, there was a bus service that takes you anywhere around Costa Rica. It was a reasonably affordable holiday for me, and an amazing tour. A must visit destination.