Hike into the cloud forest
While there are tons of great activities to do in Monteverde, just going for a simple hike through the cloud forest is spectacular in itself. There are numerous well-maintained and easy-to-walk trails throughout each of the reserves. Most trails range from one to three miles (one to five kilometres), and there are both self-guided and guided hiking tours available. Walking through the cloud forest is a magical experience.
Go bird watching
Monteverde is home to 400 species of birds, and the best place to go on a bird watching tour on any of the reserves. On a professionally guided tour, you will have the opportunity to see some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful birds, including the keel-billed toucan, resplendent quetzal, orange-bellied trogon, and the blue-crowned motmot, as well as a variety of hummingbirds and other species.
Walking the treetop suspension bridges is an incredible way to experience the cloud forest. There are several companies that offers walks through the canopy of the forest on suspension bridges. This bird’s eye view opportunity is a great way to see monkeys, sloths, birds, and beautiful plant life from above. Most tour will take about two-and-a-half hour leisurely nature walk is like walking through a beautiful forest fantasy.
Around 80 percent of the animals in Monteverde are nocturnal. For this reason, a cloud forest night walk is an incredible way to experience the wonderful wildlife of the region. You will walk through the cloud forest with a professional guide who will point out all sorts of wildlife. Experiencing the forest this way offers a totally unique perspective. It is likely that you will see wildlife that you have never seen before and would not have the chance to see during the day.