MONTEVERDE is a small community in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, located in the mountain range of Tilarán. About a three hour drive from San Jose. Monteverde is one of the main ecotourism destinations in the country. The area is home to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and several other natural attractions, which attract a considerable number of tourists and naturalists.
National Geographic has called the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve «the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves.» Newsweek has declared Monteverde the «14th place to remember before it disappears.» By popular vote in Costa Rica, Monteverde was considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica, along with Isla del Coco, Arenal Volcano, Cerro Chirripó, Río Celeste, Tortuguero and Poás Volcano.