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Mountain Destinations in Costa Rica for Nature Lovers

Seeking a welcome respite from the warmth of the coasts and plains? Then escape to a mountain destination in Costa Rica, and continue your adventure in cooler climates.



Rainbow over rainforest in Monteverde, photo credit #_bayito.

Rainbow over rainforest in Monteverde, photo credit #_bayito.

Seeking a welcome respite from the warmth of the coasts and plains? Then escape to a mountain destination in Costa Rica, and continue your adventure in cooler climates.

Monteverde

Monteverde is most likely the best known mountainous destination in Costa Rica. Visit the cloud forest while still enjoying breathtaking sunset views of the Gulf of Nicoya dotted with islands. Enjoy hikes through the forest, canopies over lush scenery and massages at the local spas are. Contact Costa Rica Sky Adventures for canopy tours and other ways of exploring the area.



View of the General Valle, Perez Zeledon. Photo credit #canopyvalledelgeneral.

Yoga Spa at Belmar Hotel, photo credit hotelbelmar

Perez Zeledon

The area of Perez Zeledon, belonging to the province of San Jose, is a lesser known and beautiful mountainous destination. The Hacienda Altagracia Resort overlooks the General Valley, and is close to Chirripo, the country’s highest peak. The resort offers exclusive accommodations, fine dining, a luxurious spa, and activities such as yoga, horseback riding, canopy tours, cultural activities and more.



Guestroom at Peace Lodge. Photo credit #peacelodgeandwaterfallgardens.

Guestroom at Peace Lodge. Photo credit #peacelodgeandwaterfallgardens.

Poas Volcano Area

Close to the Poas Volcano and about an hour from San Jose International Airport you’ll find the Peace Lodge. A part of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, the Peace Lodge offers Jacuzzis and fireplaces in all its guestrooms. Visitors can enjoy birdwatching, coffee tours, rafting, horseback riding and more in surrounding areas.

San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota is considered by many one of the most beautiful areas in the country of Costa Rica. Many birdwatchers seek it out as being one of the best places to spot the endangered Quetzal, part of the Trogon family. Hiking and trout fishing are also popular activities. Trogon Lodge offers comfortable rooms with their own heating units, and their grounds and gardens, with the Savegre river running through them, are a beauty to behold.



Trogon Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota. Photo credit #trogonlodge.

Trogon Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota. Photo credit #trogonlodge.

Pack comfortable walking shoes, long pants, raingear, and a sweater for chilly evenings, and enjoy destinations in Costa Rica where a cup of hot cocoa by the fire in the evening will be the perfect way to relax and relive the mountain experiences of the day.

Article by Katie Widdowson

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