Number of Nights: 2
Located 3 .5 hours northwest of San Jose, Monteverde is perhaps Costa Rica's best-known private reserve. It is located on the Continental Divide and is called a cloud forest because of its altitude and topography. This mist-covered forest has over 100 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. More than 2000 plant species have been cataloged at Monteverde. The rare resplendent Quetzal, the Black Guan, the Mot Mot, as well as many other birds, and the two-toed sloth call Monteverde home.