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Los Angeles Cloud Forest
Costa Rica’s highlands – where misty fog and clouds cling to the tree canopy — offer a refreshingly cool retreat from the tropical zones in the country. These high elevation rainforests are filled with brightly colored bromeliads, orchids, ferns, and an abundance of mosses add to the exotic nature of the flora found here. Cloud forests are hotbeds of biodiversity, harboring innumerable plants, animals, and amphibians that are found nowhere else in the world.
Check out Villa Blanca For a fabulous place to stay in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest!
Los Angeles Cloud Forest provides a less crowded and more accessible cloud forest experience. Air currents from the Northern plains join those from the Pacific and Atlantic and fuse over the region, creating rare climatic conditions normally occurring at much higher altitudes. Located about one hour from San Jose, this 2,000 acre private reserve protects more than 347 species of birds, life-saving plants and a variety of wildlife and amphibians. The reserve features hiking trails where expert guides assist you in spotting an array of flora and fauna. Horseback riding, birdwatching and quetzal spotting add to your adventures. Arenal Volcano and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens are easy day trips. You may also tour the nearby village of San Ramon, a historic intellectual and cultural center of Costa Rica, and home to three former presidents. Overlooking picturesque rolling farmland and pristine tropical cloud forests, the premier lodge in this area offers an authentic Costa Rican experience in charming casita accommodations.