I was free for a half day. This is one of the few FREE hikes in Monteverde. So I tried it.
There is some signage. Not great.
If you hadn’t been told by a local to zig rather than take the obvious zag, you’d be lost.
I got lost.
Eventually I did find the service road up.
Whenever the clouds momentarily clear above Monteverde and Santa Elena you can see the radio, television and phone towers topping Cerro Amigos. (1842m)
The access road to the top is used by the occasional maintenance crews but it’s also a great route for a short steep hike – free and open to the public. …
The top is not often clear. This is a cloud forrest. It wasn’t clear when we got up.
Not many highlights, truth be told. Gorgeous Morpho butterflies. 🙂 Scary big wasps. 😦
related – WHERE TO NOT GO IN MONTEVERDE