PLANTING A TREE IN MONTEVERDE
Visit the garden to make the choice of the future tree, this is a tree native to the area, specially cultivated to form part of the reforestation of the areas that more than 50 years ago were attacked by the hands of man. Once chosen the tree will share the job of make and paint a small identification tag with your own design to be placed in front of the tree, you can write the popular and scientific name and the name and mail the person who planted, leaving us a legacy and the task of caring for that tree.
Encompassing eight distinct biological zones, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve covers an area of 26,000 acres (10,522 hectares), and is home to more than 2,000 species of plants and trees, 100 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds, and roughly 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. When exploring the forest you will come across a variety of birds and animals including, bellbirds, guans, toucanets, jaguars, pumas and monkeys, as well as the golden toad, a toad species that is only known to exist here the in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
This unique landscape is also the habitat of more than 300 species of orchids and 200 species of fern. With views of both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans, this reserve is filled with a huge array of lofty and soaring trees laden with stunning epiphyte plants.
A nature lover’s paradise, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is a great place for bird watching, especially during February through May, when plenty of birds nest and migrate here. Home of the beautiful quetzals and a number of hummingbird species, early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to bird watch.