Horseback riding is aviable, and excurtions to El Trapiche, a small old-fashioned sugar processing operation, the Santa Elena Rain Forest Reserve, the Reserva Sendero Tranquilo, the
Monteverde Conservation League's Bajo del Tigre Trail, and the Monteverde Buttelrfly Garden should be included in any visit to the area. CASEM, a women's cooperative, offers incredibly
designed and beautifully made handicrafts.
Buses goto Monteverde from San José travel agencies offer tours, or you can drive. It's about a four hour drive - follow the Inter-American Wighway beyond Puntarenas, and watch for
the signs - the last 35 km. Area rough and tumble road up the mountain.