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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Where to stay in Monteverde, Costa Rica

[ 0 ] June 1, 2011

Monteverde is a great base for exploring the cloud forest in Costa Rica and there’s plenty of cheap hostels available.

Check out our reviews of the best places to stay in town…

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Pension Santa Elena - Hostels in Monteverde, Costa Rica - Fabulous Travel Guide

Pension Santa Elena ($10USD for dorm) is our top pick for its communal kitchen, friendly staff and chilled out atmosphere. Hammocks hang out on the porch and there’s free wifi for guests.

Monteverde Backpackers ($10USD per night dorm) is a little dark and dreary but the dorms are clean, there’s a TV area and it’s a stone’s throw from the main street.

Hostel Montelena
offers surprisingly good rates for private rooms. We managed to wangle one for just $6USD. There’s also a kitchen, free internet and clean bathrooms.

Casa Tranquilo has a more worn out, beach hut feel. Dorms cost $8USD and include breakfast and wifi.

Going zip lining through the cloud forest? See which agency is the best one to book through and check out the pics! Don’t forget to visit the best beaches in Central America!

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Swing through the cloud forest in Monteverde

[ 2 ] May 22, 2011

Fancy swinging through the cloud forest in Costa Rica? Monteverde is home to some of the best canopy tours in Central America and the zip lines are insane!

Aventura is a great company to go with as it boasts 12 cables, a gigantic Tarzan swing, rope bridges and the spectacular Superman Cable – where you actually feel like you’re flying! And the best part? You’re 260ft in the air.

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Zip-lining in Monteverde, Costa Rica - What to do in Costa Rica - Fabulous Travel Guide

A two-hour tour, including equipment,  hostel pickup and a team of guides, costs just $40 (less with a student card). Staff here are friendly, professional and good fun! Email: to reserve your spot.

What to wear

The cloud forest is usually wet and muddy so wear hiking boots/trainers, thick socks, a waterproof coat and long trousers. You can take your camera but make sure it’s secure or give it to one of the guides.

Travelling through the rest of Central America? See pictures of the best beaches and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for more travel tips!