OUR SCHOOL IN THE MONTEVERDE
Monteverde was established as an extension of CPI in 1996. The Monteverde
zone, which includes ten towns and 8,000 people, is situated on the
Continental Divide at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The region is well
known for its commitment to the sustainable development of the community
and the conservation of the cloud forest reserves. This area is a
rural region and is a 3-hour bus ride from San José. Buses
travel daily to and from Monteverde at 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The average daily temperature is
18º to 24° C (65º to 75° F). The climate is typically
cool and at times wet. If you plan to visit during the rainy season
- December), we recommend bringing rain gear and waterproof shoes
or boots (especially if you plan to visit the reserves) as well as
pants, long-sleeved shirts and a light jacket. Click here for more
information on WHAT TO BRING.
Monteverde, CPI is dedicated to working closely with the community
to find VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for interested
students. Positions include: volunteering in the Santa Elena Reserve
trail maintenance in one of the forests in Cerro Plano.
TOURS IN MONTEVERDE
offers abundant opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, and exploring
the local cloud forest reserves. Students can take horseback rides
to see the sun set over the Nicoya golf, zip through the canopy of
the cloud forest and take weekend trips to the Arenal Volcano or
Manuel Antonio National Park.
In addition, cultural events, such as live music, poetry reading,
movie night and festivals, are organized reguary in Monteverde.