Monteverde Cloud Forest
The altitude of the pristine tropical forest of Monteverde’s Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve means that you’ll indeed be walking through the clouds magically wreathed around some of the world’s most spectacular biodiversity. Cover six distinct ecological zones on a network of trails and suspended ‘sky walks’ traversing the forest from floor to canopy, and you’ll discover an overwhelming abundance of exotic birds, insects, butterflies, mammals and plant life. You’ll see some of sixty hummingbird species hovering with delicate grace amongst orchids and butterflies, and, if you’re lucky, one of the forest’s six species of cat. Perhaps even the Resplendent Quetzal, which you’ll certainly learn about, a colourful bird and ‘God of the air’ that plays an important totemic role in Mesoamerican mythologies.