Tourism is a growing sector in the economy of Monteverde. Having grown from less than a hundred visitors per year in 1975 to about 50,000 in the mid-1990s to 250,000 in recent years, much of the economy is increasingly dependent on tourism. An increasement in hotels, taxis, guides and other tourist services have appeared since early 1990. Two bilingual schools have been founded to provide the essential to meet many visitors from Monteverde in English.