Population: 750 people
Altitude: 1800 meters
Economy Activity: Tourism
Monteverde is a small village belonging to the province of Puntarenas, located 3 hours from San José bases its economy on tourism taking advantage of its natural beauty and the well known Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Like both the local population that they have named as one of the "7 Wonders of Costa Rica" and tourists who has been called by the National Geographic "the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves”.
Monteverde was founded, from 1950, by Quakers from the United States, whose pacifist values led them to challenge the American project during the Korean War. Most of the group was a native of Mobile, Alabama, and included people who were not Quakers, but pacifists. These Quakers and pacifists chose Monteverde for its cool climate, which facilitates milk production, and because Costa Rica was considered a peaceful country and had recently abolished its army.
Duration: 8 hours
What to bring: Pants, walking shoes, sweater and camera.
The tour includes: Transportation - soda or juice and water - typical lunch - bilingual guide.