Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bat Jungle

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Butterflies, frogs, and snakes have their own Monteverde-area exhibits, and bats get equal time with guided tours that provide insight...

Butterfly Garden

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Thirty species of butterflies flit about in four enclosed botanical gardens. Morning visits are best, since the butterflies are most...

Children's Eternal Rain Forest

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The 54,000-acre rain forest dwarfs the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves. It began life as a school project in Sweden among children...

Herpetarium Adventures Monteverde

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Operated by Sky Adventures, this herpetarium holds more than 50 species of reptiles and amphibians, such as native frogs, toads, turtles,...

Monteverde Theme Park

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Only in Monteverde would visitors groove to the nightlife at an exhibition of 24 species of frogs, toads, and other amphibians. Bilingual...

Selvatura

  • Zoo/Aquarium

If your time in Monteverde is limited, consider spending it at Selvatura, a kind of nature-themed adventure park—complete with a canopy...

Sloth Rescue Monteverde

  • Zoo/Aquarium

The area's newest attraction is a branch of the famed Aviarios del Caribe sloth-rescue facility near Cahuita on the Caribbean coast.

Monteverde Cloudforest Train

  • Tour–Sight

Riders enjoy a 90-minute excursion in one of three rail cars pulled through the rain forest by an old-fashioned locomotive. After 3 km...

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