The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is located along the Tilarán Mountain Range within the provinces of Puntarenas and Alajuela. The name of the nearby city of Monteverde and founded in 1972. The Biological Reserve consists of more than 10,500 hectares (26,000 acres) of cloud forest, the reserve is visited by approximately 70,000 visitors a year. The Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones, 90% of which are primary and virgin forests. High biodiversity, consisting of more than 2,000 species of plants (including most species of orchids in one place), 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, and thousands of insects, It has attracted both scientists and tourists.