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Monteverde, Costa Rica: a guide of places to visit as a couple

Monteverde, Costa Rica:
a guide of places to visit as a couple

Reserve the Gold Pack

Packages and activities at Selvatura
Park that are ideal for you and your significant other

Discover the best experiences in Monteverde, Costa Rica with your significant other at the best park in the area: Selvatura Park. See the beauty of the cloud forest and make memories you will treasure forever with the love of your life.

We recommend these packages:

All Day Pack

All Day Pack

  • Zip line tour
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Hummingbird Garden
  • 5.5 hour duration
Learn more about the All Day Pack
Gold Pack

Gold PackIdeal for couples

  • Zip line tour
  • Hanging bridges
  • 4 hour duration
Purchase the Gold Pack
Black Diamond

Black Diamond

  • Zip line tour
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Hummingbird Garden
  • 5.5 hour duration
Discover the Black Diamond

We also suggest trying out these activities if you’d like to create your own package by choosing the tours that suit your preferences. The times available to start all of these activities are: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Actividades Activities

DurationDuration

TarifasRates

Zip line Tour

Zip line Tour

2 - 2.5 hours

  • Adults: $50.00
  • Residents (all ages): $35.00

Hanging Bridges

Hanging Bridges

1 - 1.5 hours

  • Adults: $35.00
  • Residents (all ages): $25.00

Natural History
Hike

Natural History Hike

2 - 2.5 hours

  • Adults: $50.00
  • Residents (all ages): $35.00

Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

45 minutes

  • Adults: $15.00
  • Residents (all ages): $15.00

Reptile and
Amphibian Exhibit

Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit

45 minutes

  • Adults: $15.00
  • Residents (all ages): $15.00

Hummingbird Garden

Hummingbird Garden

Unguided visit,
no set
duration

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Residents (all ages): $5.00

Create my own package

About this location: What is Monteverde, Costa Rica?

Monteverde, Costa Rica, is well-known around the world for its biodiversity, and especially for the richness of flora and fauna found in its private biological reserves. This makes it the best place to visit with friends, family, or your significant other.

Here, we will tell you about how to make the most of your trip if you’re visiting this natural gem with the best travel companion.

Whether you’re planning on traveling to the “pura vida country” or you’re from here, if you’re planning a vacation and you’re interested in ecotourism and adrenaline, Monteverde is not to be missed. The combination of nature and adventure here is ideal for taking amazing photos and creating unforgettable memories.

Things to do in Monteverde, Costa Rica:

Where to eat and drink

Where to eat and drink in Monteverde,
Costa Rica, if you’re traveling as a couple?
Raices Restaurant Costa Rican
cuisine and
cafeteria
Good value
for money
The Green Restaurant Costa Rican
cuisine and
cocktails
Good value
for money
The Fig Restaurant Contemporary
Costa Rican
cuisine and
sangria
Good value
for money

Raices Restaurant

Located in the heart of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Raices Restaurant offers Costa Rican dishes in an upscale setting. The only thing to keep in mind about this restaurant, for those who don’t usually dine early, is that it closes at 4 p.m., but it’s a great place to have a coffee in the humid Monteverde. climate.

The Green Restaurant

It’s located near Transmontes, the Monteverde Mall, in downtown Santa Elena. According to locals and the restaurant’s website, it opened in 2014. It currently offers excellent meal options that are based on natural, local ingredients. The menu includes Costa Rican dishes, as well as vegetarian options. The Green Restaurant, is a great choice for lunch or dinner in the evening, after which you can enjoy your night with the variety of cocktails they offer.

The Fig Restaurant & Sunset Lounge

As its name suggests, this restaurant is located in the Ficus Sunset Suites Hotel, which we will share more information about below. You can find excellent contemporary Costa Rican dishes and tropical sangria here. The best thing about this restaurant is that you can enjoy spectacular views while enjoying the best Costa Rican fare.

Where to stay: Hotels for couples in Monteverde

Where to stay in Monteverde,
Costa Rica, if you’re traveling as a couple?
La Casona Lodge Prices starting at $ 192 per night for two
people (including the entry fee to the
reserve where it’s located, WiFi, private
parking, and three meals at the
restaurant)
Good value
for money
Hotel Ficus Sunset
and Suites
Prices starting at $ 145 per night for two
people (includes breakfast)
Excellent value
for money
Hotel Jaguarundi Lodge Prices starting at $ 86 per night for two
people (including breakfast)
Excellent value
for money

La Casona Lodge

This is a comfortable place to stay, located in the Monteverde cloud forest. If you like rustic style and you’re looking to connect with nature, while minimizing your impact on the environment through sustainability, La Casona Lodge, is the place for you.

Hotel Jaguarundi Lodge

Another, more affordable, lodging option is the Hotel Jaguarundi Lodge, which is located near drugstores, banks, restaurants, and more. Only steps from the city and in the middle of nature, you’ll connect with your significant other like never before.

Hotel Ficus Sunset & Suites

Hotel Ficus Sunset & Suites is ideal for couples who want a stunning view of the Gulf of Nicoya and the surrounding forests. Imagine yourself with your significant other, being able to enjoy an amazing sunset without having to get out of bed. Romantic, no?

How to get to Monteverde and
make use of free transportation

Regardless of the type of transportation you choose to get to Monteverde once you’re in Costa Rica, if you’re still unsure about how to get to this cloudy paradise, here we will share: three routes to enjoy your trip to Monteverde.

Remember that if you are not using private transportation, and you wish to save a bit of money, once you reserve the Gold Pack: zipline tour and hanging bridges tour, you will have access to free transportation to the Selvatura Park adventure park, which can pick you up from the main hotels in Santa Elena. Click the following link to book your tour.

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Other activities of interest places to learn about biodiversity and the richness of nature alongside the love of your life


Location

Tours

Duration
in hours

Available
schedules
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Night Tour
2 05:45 p. m.
The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
General Guided
Natural History
Hike
2.5 7:30 a. m.
9:15 a. m
11:30 a. m
1:00 p. m
Gold Pack: ziplines
and hanging bridges
4 08:30 a. m.
11:00 a. m.
01:00 p. m.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

According to its website, this reserve, founded in October of 1972, was the first private wildlife conservation area of its kind.

Since then, scientists and tourists have come across high levels of biodiversity, here, including more than 2,500 plant species (including the highest number of orchid species in one place), 100 mammal species, 400 bird species, 120 reptile and amphibian species, and thousands of insects.

You can practice sustainable tourism here in this unique forest that the Science Center has preserved for environmental investigation and education. The reserve is comprised of 10,500 hectares of tropical jungle, and it welcomes around 70,000 visitors a year, according to data provided by the Costa Rica National Chamber of Tourism.

The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

According to this reserve’s official website, “it’s located in the Monteverde area, around 8 kilometres from the town of Santa Elena, from which it gets its name. It’s about 1,600 metres above sea level (masl).”

Its cloud system lasts almost all year, which allows a lush diversity of plants to develop, that give life to this always green “Magic Forest”.

It’s part of the Arenal Tempisque Conservation Area (ACAT) and the Monteverde-Arenal Protected Zone, as well as being located within the Bell Bird Biological Corridor. This makes it ideal for hiking and bird watching.

Selvatura Park: Ziplines and hanging bridges

One tourist attraction here that combines nature and adrenaline, and that can be enjoyed as a couple, is this adventure park.

Selvatura Park is located only ten minutes by car from downtown Santa Elena. It’s known for having one of the longest ziplines in Monteverde, as well as the highest and safest hanging bridges in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Both of these activities are a great way to enjoy this sanctuary for native species, from up high. Regardless of whichever other trails you choose to visit, these ones are not to be missed.

Tips for traveling to Monteverde, Costa Rica:

  • Bring comfortable clothes
  • Bring a jacket or a raincoat
  • Wear shoes or boots that are suitable for
    muddy terrain
  • Bring a change of clothes
  • Don’t forget insect repellant