HORSEBACK RIDING & HIKING TOUR
We leave at 8 a.m. from San Jose. Our first stop is to admire the beautiful basilica of Coronado and his Neo-Gothic style, unique in Central America . We head towards the community of Montserrat until we reach El Tronco.
We’ll go through a 6-mile (about 3 hours long) Horse Back Ride through the Cloud Forest and rural roads of the mountains in Coronado where you will see rivers, Cloud Forest vegetation, and beautiful views of the Central Valley and Irazu Volcano, and after that we’ll enjoy a delicious traditional snacks in our shelter.
Cloud forest, also called a fog forest, is a generally tropical or subtropical evergreen montane moist forest characterized by a high incidence of low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, in which case they are also referred to as mossy forests. Mossy forests usually develop on the saddles of mountains, where moisture introduced by settling clouds is more effectively retained.
Next we start the hiking of aprox. 2 hours in the reserve La Trocha, which is 100% primary cloud forest, where you can see variety of birds, insects, frogs, whiteface monkeys and much more, and then enjoy a delicious traditional firewood lunch in our shelter.