Exterior view of the hotel at Ficus Lodge

Ficus Sunset Suites Blog

The Ficus Sunset Suites Blog Page serves as a comprehensive guide for travelers seeking inspiration and valuable insights about the region. From informative articles about the unique flora and fauna found in Monteverde to tips on sustainable travel practices, the blog provides a wealth of knowledge for eco-conscious adventurers.

Additionally, our blog showcases personal travel experiences and stories, offering you a glimpse into the rich culture and natural beauty of Monteverde, while also highlighting our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality and immersive experiences.

Monteverde Cloud Forest; the essence of the destination

Did you know that Monteverde in Costa Rica boasts 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity? Throw in thrilling eco-adventure, spectacular views, some great places to stay at, and this is fun! On the other side, this amazing little mountain top is a place that has kept its treasured essence and defeated progress in a really great way. One of its landmark treasures is the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the true representation of the essence of the destination.

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A Romantic Getaway in Monteverde. Unique; Unforgettable

Looking for a honeymoon or romantic getaway is one of those high-stakes vacations that require some careful planning so that it is extremely special. For lovers of nature, hiking, adventure, and profound beauty, high up on a Costa Rican mountaintop, you will find the cloud forest which is the backdrop for an amazing romantic getaway in Monteverde. It is unique and unforgettable. It is a natural wonderland and is next to synonymous with a romantic vacation.

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Best Birdwatching Spots in Costa Rica!

Did you know that Costa Rica is home to about 10% of the world's species of birds? Yes, this little country in the middle of the Americas is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Ficus Sunset Suites is located in the magical mountaintop birdwatcher’s hotspot of Monteverde, one of the best places to watch birds in Costa Rica and wants to sing it out to the world!

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The family adventure of a lifetime in Monteverde

A family vacation destination has to check a number of boxes before it makes the shortlist of possibilities. It has to be a place that can keep all members entertained, a great hotel with all the conveniences, lots of different activities to cater to all the varied tastes of the group, and it sure has to be pretty beautiful. The family adventure of a lifetime in Monteverde is the destination that checks all those boxes. It also has to have wildlife galore, great family-style restaurants, and be just a few hours’ drive from the beach and the airport.

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The Monteverde Cloud Forest Night Tours. Fun in the Dark!

Cloud Forests are vibrant and beautiful at the best of times. Walking through the lush forest is mystical with the mist waltzing through the trees and embracing the epiphytes, ferns, and begonias as it continues its dance. The cloud forest is also home to a diversity of wildlife that inhabits the moisture-laden nooks and crannies, many of which only emerge after dark. Night tours of the cloud forest are the perfect time to observe many of its nocturnal animals so have your flashlight ready for some evening fun!

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5 Best Hiking Trails in Monteverde

If there is one activity you can surely do and enjoy immensely in Monteverde, it is hiking! The trails are numerous and varied in length, in difficulty, and in the type of forest you will encounter along the way. What is definitely the same is the immersion in nature and all the wonders Monteverde has to offer with your hiking boots on and in action. Ficus Sunset Suites has selected the 5 Best Hiking Trails in Monteverde that will take you into the heart of the forest and the essence of this amazing, mountaintop gem.

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Top 5 things to do with the family in Monteverde

Summer vacations are nearly upon us, and it's time to set the dates for the family getaway. With so many possibilities around the world to take the family, why not choose a small country that is easy to get around; a little corner of the world full of beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, and mountain top retreats like Monteverde and its mystical cloud forest. What are the 5 things to do with your family in Monteverde? Let's start our tropical journey to the mountains!

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Your best time to travel to Monteverde

While the logical question is to ask when the best time is to visit our mystical mountaintop Monteverde, we beg to differ. As faithful Monteverde followers and fans, we believe that Monteverde is visit-worthy every day of the year. Thanks to its unique characteristics, including location, climate, forests, and bio-diversity, Monteverde is ever-changing daily. What won’t change is space in your bags for hiking boots, binoculars, and a rain jacket. So let´s see how Monteverde looks during the year to choose your best time to travel.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is a top hiking destination!

Hot off the press! CNN Travel has just announced 23 of the world's best hiking trails, and Monteverde Cloud Forest is on this coveted list of trails that allow their walkers and hikers to get up close to nature and enjoy the landscapes and the adventure. So let´s understand more about the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and how Ficus Sunset Suites can be part of the fun!

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A Monteverde Shining Star. Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

Monteverde is a world-renowned destination for several reasons. This small mountaintop sanctuary has a variety of medals to its name that attract visitors from all over the world. However, this beautiful green haven never disappoints either, quite the contrary! It exceeds expectations. One of Monteverde’s shining stars is the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Let´s explore its trails and learn about this success story.

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All you need to know about Guanacaste for your upcoming vacation!

Guanacaste is the northwestern province of beautiful Costa Rica and is home to some of the country's most precious natural, historical, and gastronomical treasures!  During your vacations in Guanacaste, you will be able to enjoy amazing beaches, live volcanoes, delicious food, and experience the rich cultural history of Costa Rica´s cowboy country. So, here is a guide of all you need to know about Guanacaste for your upcoming vacation. Saddle up for your ride through the Nicoya Peninsula!

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Why Costa Rica is the best birdwatching hotspot!

Did you know that Costa Rica is considered a top ecotourism destination and is one of the top 3 favorites in Latin America for birdwatchers?

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