Monteverde Studios of the Arts
Administered by Monteverde Institute, this offers a variety of classes and workshops, sometimes open to visitors, covering everything...
Monteverde Cheese Factory
Until the upswing in ecotourism, Monteverde’s number-one employer was this cheese factory. Started in 1953 by Monteverde’s original...
Run by Cooperative Santa Elena, this highly recommended tour takes visitors to fincas that use organic methods. Start by helping to...
Bromelias Music Garden
The long-running and constantly metamorphosing haven for the arts in Monteverde.
Step into the terracotta entry way and browse temptations such as cinnamon rolls, cherry pie or the decadent frosted brownies. That...
Lonely Planet review
A nonprofit educational institute, founded in 1986, that offers interdisciplinary courses in tropical biology, conservation, sustainable development and Spanish, among other topics. Courses are occasionally open to the public, as are volunteer opportunities in education and reforestation – check the website. Spanish classes start at $345 per week, with homestays with local families available for $20 a night. Longer courses include university-accredited programs for undergraduates and they emphasize tropical community ecology. Internships and volunteer opportunities are also available.