Costa Rica’s Cloud Forest
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve spans six ecological zones, rests 4,662 ft above sea level and features an abundance of biodiversity.
While you can do self-guided tours, I’d definitely recommend one guided by a professional. The forest is just too large and has too many species for you to experience on your own. Your guides will actively encourage you to interact with nature by either listening or touching; and because they’re more familiar with the forest, they will be able to point things out that you’d miss on your own.
There are a few ways tour the forest. You can rent mountain bikes, take tours via horseback, hike, take canopy tours via zip lines and even take night tours.