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Monteverde stands out as natural highlight of Costa Rica tours

Despite its small size, a tour of Costa Rica provides you with as varied an experience as you'll find anywhere else on earth. The Central American country offers countless adventure travel opportunities as well as the chance to experience one of the most diverse ecosystems around. There are several tourist hot spots in Costa Rica, but the small town of Monteverde stands out above the rest.

The most appealing aspect of Monteverde is its famous cloud forest. Visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year, the reserve is well-known for its extremely high biodiversity. The forest is home to an estimated 2,500 different plant species, 100 different types of mammal and 400 varieties of bird.

The forest can be experienced several different ways, but arguably the most popular is through the many suspension bridges that criss-cross its dense treeline. There are also a number of trails throughout the reserve, but they are considerably less easy to access and more challenging than the bridges.

Although the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve stands out as the most famous of the region's attractions, there is much more to do in the central Costa Rican hot spot than traverse suspension bridges. Monteverde also offers a variety of ways to add some adventure on a tour of Costa Rica, including horseback riding.

Experiencing the beautiful views of Monteverde on horseback is certainly a unique experience. Whether you're making your way through the trails in the cloud forest, or taking a journey to nearby Arenal Volcano, the trip is sure to stand out as a highlight of your Costa Rica tour.

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