The Cloudy Forest of Monteverde has gained international reputation as one of the most excellent sanctuaries of wild life within the tropical region. This three hour guided Monteverde Tour takes you through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. There an expert bilingual naturalist will be guiding you and informing you all about the plants and animals in this surrounding with beauty area. The groups are usually small, 6-8 people and the guided walks are easy and takes about 2.5 - 3 hours with frequent stops to observe wildlife through the special scopes the guides bring.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was founded in 1972 by George and Harriet Powell and is the best known forest in the Monteverde Zone. In 1975 the initial 328 hectares of this Monteverde Forest reserve were increased with the addition of the Quaker communities 554 hectare water shed preserve.
The reserve now covers around 10,500 hectares. Elevation ranges from 600 meters above sea level to 1800 meters on isolated peaks. This reserve, under the administration of the Tropical Science Center, is known world wide for its biodiversity and is visited each year by many tourists and scientists.