Monteverde Cloud Forest Train
Replica 19th century steam engines roll through the misty cloud forest taking guests along 4 miles of track through Monteverde's primary and secondary rainforest. Embossed with gold trim, a red frame and a funnel-shaped black smokestack, the engine chugs through the forest at speeds of about 5 miles per hour. Behind the engine, a string of passenger cars accommodates groups, families, children, elderly and disabled peopleread more close
Monteverde Cloud Forest Train rides are a relaxing alternative to hikes through the cloud forest. Along the two-hour journey guests will pass through pastures and rainforest encompassing the 150-acre private reserve while a local guide informs on the local flora. The air cools down as guests pass into the forest where trees grow more than 130-feet tall and ferns grow thick along the forest floor. The tracks lead to a second station with a viewpoint of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal followed by brief snack of coffee and tea. An optional quarter-mile trail leads up the mountain into the cloud forest showcasing the thick, green flora and looping back around to the station.
Tours are available at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; tickets are $50 for adults; $40 seniors; $35 students; free for 12 and under. 2645-5700