Monteverde

Top wildlife spotting destinations in Costa Rica

There are few better destinations in the world for wildlife spotting than Costa Rica. The government is renowned for its progressive environmental policies and has made great efforts to protect the country’s rainforests and marine habitats.As a result, there is a network of 26 national parks and a selection of privately-owned reserves where the landscape has been preserved in its natural state. On...

Costa Rica’s parks are cheap and accessible, tell your friends to come visit

Costa Rica's national parks and preserves continue to attract attention from the world’s media. A recent story in The Australian wrapped up the appeal saying this is a park system where visitors “glimpse the seething life of the tropical rainforest” ... “simmering volcanoes and cloud forests offer otherworldly vistas and its reliable surf breaks are suited to beginners and experts alike.” T...

Driving to Volcano Brewing Company? A few helpful tips for getting there

Volcano Brewing Company just launched a brand new website, check it out! Driving in Costa Rica is definitely a hot topic for many of our guests! Many tourists ask us if it is safe and easy to rent a car in Costa Rica (short answer: yes it is!). We get many locals that live everywhere from San Jose to Manuel Antonio, La Fortuna to Nosara, asking for driving directions and points of inter...

U.S. and Costa Rica parks strengthen conservation ties

A new international agreement between U.S. National Park Service and Costa Rica’s Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion will step up cooperation for planning, development, management and operation of protected natural parks and cultural sites. The two agencies will also share information in fire management and control, climate change adaptation, marine protected areas and the developmen...

Top 5 green influenced nature experiences in Costa Rica

GET HIGH IN A CLOUD FOREST Considered Costa Rica's green jewel, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is located just outside the town of Santa Elena. This conservation area covers 10,500 hectares and reaches a height of 1650 metres above sea level. It is called a cloud forest because the canopy is consistently shrouded by mist. The Monteverde attracts an increasing number of visitors each...

What to expect and things to do at Monteverde Cloud Forest

You can view more pictures related to this article on The Costa Rica Star Facebook page. If you would like the author of this article, Rey Waters, to come to your Hotel in Costa Rica to write a review and take HD pictures, contact us. Yesterday we had the early breakfast buffet at the Best Western Jaco and then went for check out. A van picked us up at 8:45 for our trip to Monteverde. Abo...

Stellas Bakery and Coffee Shop in Monteverde Costa Rica

A must stop when visiting Monteverde is Stella’s Bakery & Coffee Shop. Founded in 1992, Stella’s is one of Monteverde’s longest running establishments known for their baked goods, made to order sandwiches, quiche, homemade soups, and a variety of milkshakes, teas, coffee, and much more. Decorating the walls of Stella’s are the eclectic paintings from Stella herself. Now 85, she retired fr...

Monteverde Costa Rica Cloud Forest, and all sorts of Wild Things

MONTEVERDE — I have always had a peculiar way of relaxing: This time, I would hurl myself into the arms of God, entrusting life and limb to a 150-foot rope as I swung like Tarzan in the forests of Central America. I had come to Costa Rica hoping for a respite from the breakneck pace of covering national politics, including the presidential campaign, for The Globe’s Washington bureau. And here I...

Costa Rica’s Diverse Regions and Unique Attractions

For 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to live and work in this fabulous country and I’ve assembled the following information with links to share a slice of paradise with you. CENTRAL VALLEY - The heart and soul of Costa Rica, where 70% of the population lives and works. Strikingly beautiful with a mild, spring-like climate year-round. Costa Rica’s Central Valley lies at an elevation of 3,000 to 5,...

What the Kolbi Frog Means for ICE and Costa Rica

In a news article aired by the National Radio Chamber of Costa Rica (CANARA in Spanish), renowned agricultural and ecosystems expert Alexander Bonilla Duran gave some interesting insight behind Kolbi, ICE's amphibian choice for branding of its popular wireless communications and data services. The powerful government-sponsored ICE consortium currently enjoys the lion's share of the lucrative Tico ...