Getting to Monteverde, Costa Rica can be a teeth chattering experience! The road is a steep winding dirt road. We spent at least an hour on this rough road and were amazed by it's poor condition. We asked a local about it and she said it's much better then it used to be. I can't even imagine...
We stayed at Hotel Belmar while in Monteverde. The owners lived in Europe and built the Austrian Chalet in Costa Rica to remind them of their time spent in Austria. One of the highlights while staying at the hotel was an amazing hike we took near the hotel where we saw lots of playful Howler Monkeys. Charlotte also enjoyed playing with the ducks in front of the hotel.
We went on the Sky Walk in the Monteverde rainforest. It's a combination of suspension bridges and walking trails in the cloud forest. We saw lots of monkeys, a pair of macaw birds and beautiful plants. Next we went on the Sky Tram high above the canopy. It was fun to see the cloud forest from a different perspective.