5 Free Things to Do in Santa Elena, Costa Rica

5 Free Things to Do in Santa Elena, Costa Rica, Santa Elena, Costa Rica (B)

Although Santa Elena (and Monteverde) is famous for its amazing ziplines and breathtaking cloud forests, it’s also a great destination in Costa Rica to explore on a budget. During my trip in Costa Rica I explored 5 free things to do in Santa Elena that I really enjoyed. If you have some time left in Santa Elena or Monteverde and want to explore free things, this post is perfect for you.

This is one of the most popular viewpoints in the Monteverde area, because it’s super accessible. It’s right off the main road and in walking distance from many hotels. There are several benches and it’s a great place to see the sunset. This is where I saw one of the prettiest sunsets in my life. I recommend going early, because the spot is popular and otherwise the best places are taken.

It’s super easy to go here as it’s marked on Google Maps as “Mirador Valle Escondido Preserve.” It’s a nice hike from Santa Elena Town to Mirador. If you go by car, you have to pull over to the side really quick, because there are no parking spots. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Free Things to Do in Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Guide Location: Costa Rica » Santa Elena
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
Read it on Author's Website: https://girlswanderlust.com/5-free-things-to-do-in-santa-elena/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mirador Valle Escondido Preserve
  • Ficus La Raiz
  • Cafe Colibri
  • Cerro Amigos