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Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Monteverde is a small town in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It is well known destination of the country. The town is now moving towards eco-tourism as a more sustainable income source. Quakers still form a considerable population alongside the native Ticos in fact, they run a medium-sized bilingual school. There are currently two main Quaker families  the Guindons and the Rockwells.
The region lays claim to some of the best-kept cloud forest in the entire country and is a paradise for bird watchers. Several nature preserves have sprung up to make sure this stays the case. Monteverde has become a major part of the Costa Rican tourist trail  despite the poor roads leading up to and through it. There are many types of animals including howler and capuchin monkeys, non-venomous and venomous snakes, frogs and toads, and thousands of beautiful birds, including hummingbirds that are lured to places where they can be easily observed with sugar water feeders.
The main attraction is Reserva Biologica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde at the Southeastern end to the East of Monteverde proper, which is an enormous nature reserve. Monteverde has a well developed lodging infrastrucuture. You will find places for all budget ranges. The Santa Elena village harbors most of the backpacker places. The area has developed to offer a variety of hostels which are yet not published in guidebooks so look around. There also are mid range places in Monteverde, probably the most popular place would be the Hotel el Bosque.
The Monteverde Cheese Factory, despite its name, supplies much of Costa Rica with exceptionally high quality cheese, ice cream, and various other dairy products. It was founded by the original Quaker settlers, and continues to operate after more than 50 years.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Monteverde enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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