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Monteverde A Land of Cloud Forest and Quakers

Monteverde A Land of Cloud Forest and Quakers VACATION IN RURAL COSTA RICA Monteverde lies high in the mountains of central Costa Rica, seven thousand feet above sea level. Clouds seem to shroud the cool environment , and mist floats across the horizon. The road to get there, well-if you can call it a road…..The […]

Monteverde, Costa Rica, Many Faces of a Rain Forest

Monteverde, Costa Rica,  Many Faces of a Rain Forest Monteverde, Costa Rica is home to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Recently I spent 4 hours hiking through this beautiful rain forest and the following photographs  show the many faces of this  rain forest reserve, rising  4, 500 feet above sea level in a mountainous […]

The Quetzal can be Found In Monteverde, Costa Rica

The Quetzal can be Found In Monteverde, Costa Rica On your travels to Costa Rica are you planning to go to Monteverde?  If so you may be lucky and see the most beautiful bird in the rain forest, the resplendent Quetzal. Yes, Quetzals can be found deep in the Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve.  They make […]

Monteverde, Settled by Quakers

The Community named Monteverde was settled by eleven Quakers  families from Alabama in the early 1950s.  They left the United States and came to Costa Rica looking for a new home,  because they had a strong belief against the military system of the US .  Costa Rica,  in 1948 permanently abolished it’s army, and known […]

Monteverde Costa Rica’s Remote Rainforest Reserve, Wildlife Refuge

Monteverde Costa Rica’s  Remote Rainforest Reserve, Wildlife Refuge Let’s visit  unique  place in Costa Rica, settled by the  Quakers in the 1950’s. A bone-shaking road leads up to Monteverde from the Inter-American Highway 1. Only about 35 miles but takes around two hours to drive. It is unpaved and rocky and winds around the mountain […]