Cloud forest equal Monteverde; that’s right Monteverde is our biggest example of Cloud Forest in Costa Rica and perhaps in the world, but there are others examples at Braulio Carrillo, Los Quetzales, Tapanti, Turrialba, Miravalles, Cerro Chirripo, Tenorio and other national parks. When trade winds flow from the northeast across the warm Caribbean Sea they drive moist air into the Cordillera Tilarán. The slope of the mountains pushes the air upwards allowing it to expand and cool. Since cool air holds less moisture the excess humidity forms tiny droplets, mist and clouds
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