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Costa Rica - Monteverde

Tourist interested in adventure travel must visit Monteverde, Costa Rica. Near by the northern town of La Fortuna is the most active volcano in the western hemisphere dubbed Arenal Volcano. Hikers can get relatively close to the mountain. However, Arenal is unpredictable and can be deadly. Cautions need to be taken. There are many lodges and hotels around town where travels can get a spectacular few. If you would like a better view of the volcano take a ride around Lake Arena, Costa Rica's largest lake. Sailing, windsurfing, and fishing are popular activities.

South of La Fortuna is the region known as Monteverde, which means "Green Mountains". Monteverde too has much to offer adventure seekers. In 1951 a group of Quaker farmers moved to the region from Alabama. Today they operate the Monteverde Cheese Factory, which produces a ton of excellent cheeses. Come hungry. The nearby Cloud Forest Preserve offers some of the most spectacular views of Costa Rica's lush rainforest. Here you can hire a guide to take you through the trails and point out the wildlife. This enchanting wonderland is filled with exotic birds, monkeys, and many other rare species. You'll also find waterfalls, spectacular mountain views, and breathtaking plants.

above photo courtesy of
The Mind's Eye Photography