Getting to Monteverde
To fly into Costa Rica you'll likely arrive at the Juan Santamaría International airport in San José, the country's capital city. From there, you'll have to take a bus to Monteverde / Santa Elena.
Costa Rica's bus system is very efficient and incredibly inexpensive. It's about a 5-hour bus ride between San José, where the airport is located, and Monteverde. All buses make a stop in the bus terminal in the center of Santa Elena, the town that neighbors Monteverde. Many of the buses also continue on and stop at Monteverde's Cheese Factory.