My postcards ilustrate a nice view form the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde (the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve) is a Costa Rican reserve located along the Cordillera de Tilarán mountain range within the Puntarenas and Alajuela provinces. Named after the nearby town of Monteverde and founded in 1972,
- the Preserve consists of over 10,500 hectares of tropical rainforest, the reserve is visited by roughly 70,000 visitors a year.
The Preserve consists of 6 ecological zones, 90% of which are virgin forest.
An extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over
* 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid species in a single place),
* 100 species of mammals,
* 400 bird species,
* 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects, has drawn scientists and tourists since.
(for more information please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserva_Biológica_Bosque_Nuboso_Monteverde)