Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

You can’t go to Costa Rica and not visit a volcano, so we didn’t.

For the last day of our Costa Rican holiday, we were scheduled to take a day trip up to nearby Monteverde and explore the Cloud Forest. As excited as I was, I was also nervous – not only would we be walking on hanging bridges, which we were in some cases hundreds of meters above the ground (no exaggeration), but we were going to be in a rain forest –I was sure this was where my snake-free holiday would come to an end (spoiler alert, it didn’t!).We started our trek through the forest, and I will be the first one to admit I was less than cool. I crossed that first bridge at lightning speed – I’ve included a photo below where in the far off distance you can see a blurry white mark; that my friends is not a ghost, but me patiently waiting off the bridge for the rest of our group to make their way to land.

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

I embarrassingly did this on the following two bridges.

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

It took a couple of bridges for me to get comfortable, and then I was able to really take it in. The eight bridges take you throughout the cloud forest, high above and amongst the tree-tops giving you absolutely breathtaking views of the valleys below and mountains around.

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

This was one of my first tests with overcoming my fear, and I’m so happy to say that I pushed through and didn’t let it ruin such a wonderful experience.

Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

The Cloud Forest was an awesome experience, and a great way to end our seven-days in Costa Rica. Something I would definitely consider doing again, should we find ourselves back in Central America.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest [PetiteAdventures.org]

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