Monteverde Cloud Forest Area
The road from the boat landing to Monteverde was quite steep and very bumpy. The Costa Ricans call this road " a free Costa Rica massage". I stayed at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens for 3 nights, which was lovely. Here I did 2 nature hikes at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with the Hummingbird Gallery at its entrance and the Curi Cancha reserve. I was very lucky to photograph the elusive Resplendent Quetzal (male), called the most beautiful bird in Costa Rica, and the male 3 Waddled Bellbird. The adorable white throated Capuchin monkey (1st 3 images) were taken on my hotel property, as well as the nine banded armadillo. For images where I know the name of the bird or animal, I've included it in a caption.