When we first got out of the car we yelled, "Oh man it is cold! We need sweatshirts!" I thought Costa Rica was a place where you wore a swimsuit every day. Not in Monteverde! It was a nice surprise.
After we got settled into the house we decided we would grab some lunch, visit the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens, and go on a chocolate tour.
The butterfly gardens also had a creepy crawlers section. Inside there was a giant cockroach named Timmy. Our guide told us how they have a bad reputation for being dirty and gross. Actually they have a cute face if you turn them over to look and they are quite clean. She even put Timmy in her mouth to prove it! My favorite was the stick insect. They are so well camouflaged they look exactly like a stick. They asked me to release a newly formed blue morpho butterfly into the butterfly garden. I learned that you can touch a butterfly's wings as long as you do it carefully.