For the tourist traveling through Costa Rica, a great example of how nature and modern day living can blend seamlessly with one another is found in the northern mountains of Costa Rica. Classic small town life in Monteverde, Santa Elena is much as it ever was. And that's a good thing. Santa Elena was founded back in the beginnings of the 20th century. It sits only about 2 miles west of Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve and only 3 hours from San Jose downtown. This naturally significant example of the Costa Rica´s biodiversity boasts one of the richest flora & fauna of Costa Rica. The quiet pace of life in the town is reflected in its recreation opportunities, which mainly revolve around outdoor walking trails and adventure activities at the cloud forest and Santa Elena town
Santa Elena town holds something appealing for everyone with vast and various amount of planned activities, throughout the year. For those wanting to travel around huge amounts of greenery and open space, then it is undoubtedly the place to stopover. A retreat for hikers and cyclists; it is the perfect preference for those wanting adventure and ample of fresh air, all through their holiday break. Cyclists as well as mountain bikers have an alternative of more than 60 miles of cycle tracks and roads all through the area. These paths put forward picturesque and spectacular sights across its valleys which are exceptionally well guarded and lots of paths are transformed into country railway lines and roadways, too.
With stunning natural surroundings on your doorway and further main attractions for example Santa Elena Cloud forest and Children Eternal Forest, there are abundance of tourist attractions to distinguish. Santa Elena Village has old-established country shops and is ideal for art crafts. There are also good options of coffee bars, restaurants and eateries.