Monteverde is a cloud forest in the mountains of Costa R ica.
Monteverde is an area that includes the town of Santa Elena and the Monteverde Reserve. It takes about 4 hours to drive from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José to downtown Santa Elena.
Downtown Monteverde, known as Santa Elena, is a small charming town with plenty of good restaurants as well as souvenir shops, a pharmacy, luandry services and a couple of internet cafes.
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