Monteverde, Costa Rica


Monteverde is absolutely gorgeous. The lush canopies and rolling hillsides harbor countless mammalian and reptilian species, and provide the perfect habitat for many migratory birds including the famous quetzal. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the surrounding region contain seven different ecological life zones and have nearly continual cloud cover, lending plenty of humidity and fresh water for the dense vegetation. Monteverde rises 4,600 feet above sea level and receives 118 inches of rainfall annually. To get a glimpse of this spectacular place, we took a hanging bridges walk where we crossed eight hanging bridges throughout the cloud forest.


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