The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is the largest of these private protected areas,
with over 25,730 acres (10,415 hectares) of land. More than 500 species of orchids cling
to the limbs of enormous trees, while vines, ferns, mosses and lichens fill every other
The Cloud Forest of Monteverde house more than 130 species of mammals, 400 species
of birds, including the beautiful quetzal, 30 species of hummingbirds, 5000 species of
moths and 3000 species of plants. It is a nature lover’s paradise.
This large reserve is one of the most outstanding wildlife sanctuaries in the Americas
and includes eight distinct ecological zones.
It protects more than 400 species of birds and over 100 species of mammals.
In addition to the spectacular Resplendent Quetzal, you may see the endangered
Bellbird, or Emerald Toucanet. There are also 30 species of hummingbirds.
The Reserve has 13 kilometers of paths and trails open to daily visitors in an area called
The Triangle. This area covers 2% of the Preserve. The paths start at the entrance of the