Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is among the most famous reserves in the world for its biodiversity, conservation, contributions, and scientific researches. This 3,500 hectare of land holds 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, and it is one of the most important private reserves in Costa Rica.
The Children’s Eternal Rainforest (BEN) is a dream come true and you can be part of it. It is the biggest private reserve in Costa Rica and is part of the Water and Peace Biosphere (“Biosfera Agua y Paz”) from the UNESCO, as well as founding member of the Costa Rican Network of Private Reserves and also member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
This tour is located in Santa Elena downtown and it is project for investigation and education to preserve orchids. This garden offers a collection of more than 450 orchids, each species properly identified with its scientific name. Among you will endemic species of Monteverde and a collection of miniature orchids, including the world’s smallest.
The new ‘Farmers’ Market tour’ is held at the Monteverde Square Mall, located in downtown Santa Elena. The farmer’s market began in 2006, in order to provide producers, artisans and farmers, a place to sell high quality products at a very affordable price. During this activity, you will experience shopping at a farmers market, as well as enjoying the local culture and cuisine.
Ocotea Tours & Transfers is a local family company dedicated to Ecotourism, Conservation and Environmental Education that operates in harmony with Sustainable Tourism.
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