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Santa Elena or Monteverde: Cloud Forest Night Walking Tour

1. Santa Elena or Monteverde: Cloud Forest Night Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour through the rich biodiversity of the Monteverde Cloud Forest as nocturnal mammals, birds, insects, reptiles, and amphibians wake up for the night. Be picked up and dropped off at your doorstep in Santa Elena or Monteverde.  Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax on the drive into the Cloud Forest area. Find out for yourself how busy the forest can be at night as most animals are active in the evening and around 80 percent are nocturnal.  Follow your guide through paths lined with lush vegetation. Spot critters that are not seen during the day on a 2-hour walk. Look for animals like raccoons, sloths, armadillos, olingos, and kinkajous that are active at night.  Follow your guide on a magical journey through a beautiful forest as well as a sustainable coffee, banana, and sugar cane area. Return to your accommodation in Santa Elena or Monteverde by coach at the end of your tour. 

Costa Rica Bread Making

2. Costa Rica Bread Making

We will show you how to create the best tasting a Costarican bread using only items you will find at home, no industrial equipment needed. While the dough is rise we'll also make delicious empandas and impress family and friends with hot out of the oven fresh bread rolls using dry instant yeast. The workshop will be a combination of demonstrations as well as following along and making your own, concluding with some drinks where you get to eat and taste everything you have learned to prepare and bake.

Finca El Paraiso Farm & Cheese Tour

3. Finca El Paraiso Farm & Cheese Tour

This is a third generation, small scale, sustainable farm. The animals are pasture-fed and roam freely throughout the day. It is our vision to continue to operate this farm without the use of pesticides or chemical based fertilizers and to maintain a balance of pasturelands and forest. Come and see the cows up close and try your hand at milking. Take a tour of the garden, where you will find banana trees and seasonal fruits and veggies under the care of our family. We also have baby cows, goats, pigs, chickens that are part of the farm operation. Monteverde is an area with a rich history in dairy production. We invite to try fresh Costa Rican cheese. You can enjoy an authentic meal featuring the freshly made cheese, hand made tortillas, along with other locally sourced and seasonably available items. You will notice a difference in the quality of the food that is locally sourced and where animals are fed a natural diet. This is an opportunity to experience "La Pura Vida" at its finest. Find us in Waze or Google Maps as "Finca El Paraiso" For a extra pay we can set up transportation by taxi Check out our Instagram & Facebook @fincaparaisocr

Monteverde: Coffee, Chocolate, and Sugar Cane Day Trip

4. Monteverde: Coffee, Chocolate, and Sugar Cane Day Trip

Discover the flavors of Monteverde on this day trip from Monteverde or Santa Elena. Enjoy a day in the countryside and have the opportunity to taste local coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane on this tour to Costa Rican plantations. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up by a comfortable and spacious bus at your hotel in Monteverde or Santa Elena. Soak up the lush countryside on the way to a coffee plantation, which is situated in one of Costa Rica's top 8 coffee-producing regions. Learn about how this area has the ideal weather, required altitude, and volcanic soils to produce a fine cup of gourmet coffee. Sip on some coffee that is grown on site before hopping back on the bus and heading to chocolate farm. Complement your coffee tasting with a visit to the chocolate farm. Find out how to produce high-quality chocolate products. Indulge your sweet tooth as you try some fine Costa Rican chocolate. Continue to the sugar cane plantation to learn about its history, growing conditions, and processing. Have the opportunity to sip on some handcrafted sugar cane juice. Return to your accommodation at the end of your day trip.

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What people are saying about Monteverde

We booked the tour for Sunday evening and unfortunately didn't make it to the meeting point in time. A nice lady helped us to book the same tour for the next day without asking any extra. This was not a matter of course for us and we appreciate it very much. About the tour itself: It was an incredible experience. We saw a few birds including a toucan, a tarantula, an armadillo and a few other smaller animals. Our guide was very friendly and explained everything clearly and in detail. We noticed that he would have liked to see more animals, but since the wind had been very strong the last few days and it was still going on, many of them hid. For us, what we saw was enough and we had a great experience. I can more than recommend the tour!

We had an absolutely terrific experience at the small family farm. It was very hands on with the opportunity to feed a Abby’s cow, goat, and pig. We made tortillas and cheese, which we enjoyed with coffee/tea/sugar cane water overlooking the valley and the ocean beyond. Orlando was an incredibly knowledgeable guide and gracious host. Highly recommend if you’re interested in seeing local family farming and learning organic methods.

Our guide Steven made the night hike most enjoyable. Exceeded our expectations without a doubt. How refreshing to be picked up at hotel front door and dropped back off at hotel.

It was clear our guide, Danielle, enjoyed her job very much and she was able to show us many interesting animals and tell us more about them.

Super Tour und super Guide… I would recommend it to everyone