Visiting Monteverde – Costa Rica

Monteverde is Spanish means Green Mountain. It is a small town in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. It has a diverse eco-system consisting of flora and fauna. The bio-diversity and the various reserves in Monteverde are major crowd pullers.

One of the most famous reserves in Monteverde is Reserva Biologica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde. The entire are consisting of Monteverde and its surroundings (such as Santa Elena) are extremely popular among tourists, with eco tourists being the most frequent visitors of the place. This article will give you some details about Monteverde, Puntaneras, Costa Rica.

Climate. The climate of Monteverde is characterized as being humid and cloudy. It is sometimes misty as well. The temperature doesn’t fluctuate widely. It generally ranges from 15 degrees to 22 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit).

Demographics. The mos widely spoken language in the region is Spanish. However, if you speak English but no Spanish, you can still expect to get around fairly easily, as most Costa Ricans speak English as well as Spanish.

Economy and tourism. More people in Monteverde are engaged in agriculture than anything else. There has been a gradual shift in the agricultural practices in the region due to factors such as overgrazing. However, the people of the region have been fairly successful in agriculture and during the mid 1990s, coffee beans produced in Monteverde and its surrounding regions was the costliest in the world. Dairy has been another source of income for the economy.

In the mid 1990s, 210 families supplied milk to the dairy industry and had a turnover of $ 5.2 million USD. Tourism is also an important industry in the region. Nearly 250,000 tourists from all over the world visit this region every year. That’s not a small number by any stretch of the imagination. The tourism infrastructure in this region are very good, and as a result, you will have a very pleasant stay in Monteverde indeed. There are a number of hotels, taxis, tourist guides etc.

Places to visit. The Reserva Biologica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde has a number of rain forests and cloud forests. This reserve also has the largest number of orchids in the world. Apart from these there are many insect museums and butterfly gardens.

Horse back riding and mountain biking are interesting adventure activities that can be undertaken. You can easily get to Monteverde from San Jose, Costa Rica by a number of options – buses, cars, shuttle transport and also private transport provided by various transport services.



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