The clouds over the Monteverde cloud forests of Costa Rica are shrinking—and sitting higher above the mountain peaks—as a result of deforestation in the lowlands, according to a study in the October 19 issue of the journal Science.Robert Lawton, a forest ecologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and his colleagues conducted the research. Enveloped
Many hotels struggle to achieve balance between design and comfort. Monteverde Lodge and Gardens, in the north-central cloud-forest town of Santa Elena de Monteverde, has struck this balance with what it calls “rustic elegance.”Forest-view balcony room.Alberto FontWalk the gravel road that leads from the main thoroughfare to the lodge, and the forest begins to reveal itself.
Stunning sunsets from this beautiful spot call “cerro pinocho”
Many Monteverde business owners have been begging for a new road for decades. This week, work began on a $16 million project that will ease travel to the popular tourist destination in north-central Costa Rica. Crews from Costa Rica’s Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) and the National Roadway Council (CONAVI) this week began the