Manuel Antonio National Park is a small biological island. It was established in 1972 by the Costa Rican government who wanted to preserve the countries priceless wildlife. Though Manuel Antonio National Park is the smallest park in the country, it is the most visited due its charming combination of rain forest, beaches, coral reefs and wild life.
This tour is a unique experience which provides visitors with a true cultural understanding. Our philosophy was born from our local Monteverde family who wanted to give clients an exclusive excursion different than conventional tours. We aim to provide our clients with a extraordinary experience by fully immersing them in this vibrant culture.
A three hour walk on a private reserve with a privileged location adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
In 1970 the Lowther family purchased the property of Hubert and Mildred Mendenhall and named it Curi-Cancha, the name derived from “Golden Enclosure” in Inca. At that time the property was approximately 1/2 pasture and 1/2 virgin rain forest. In the ensuing 45 years the Lowthers cleared no areas and allowed the majority of the pastured areas to re-grow into forest.
Founded in 1992 Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is a conservation area managed by the Santa Elena Public High School, this reserve holds a vast variety of biological diversity of great importance for Monteverde within its 310 hectares. The funds raised by this reserve, a certain percentage is used in education for the youth in the community.
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