The word Monteverde in English means green mountain – Monteverde is the ideal name for this peaceful, hilltop community and very different from anywhere else in Costa Rica you will explore.
Monteverde was founded by a group of Quakers who were seeking refuge from participation in the Korean War. Monteverde is located along the continental divide between the Atlantic and Pacific, right in the middle of Costa Rica. There is an amazing amount of biodiversity in the Monteverde area with over 400 different types of bird species, 2 types of the sloth, white-faced monkeys, agoutis, pizotes, kinkajous, porcupines, skunk, fox, coyote, armadillo, bats, plus an astonishing amount of reptiles such as frogs and snakes and much more!
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