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Mariposa Bed & Breakfast

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 5657, Costa Rica
Mariposa Bed & Breakfast
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent warm welcome from Esteban, lovely and smiling costarican host. Good advices and always available. Cosy bungalows in the garden. Full breakfast with fruits, pancakes, gallo pinto. Excellent value for money. Room close to Monteverde reserve, 10min away from Santa Elena by car. I definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only B&B located in Monteverde. The other ones are in Santa Elena and Cerro Plano which are part of Monte Verde but not Monteverde. Monteverde got its name from the first settlers from Fair hope, Alabama and that is the place were Mariposa is located. They have few but nice little cabins right in the heart of... More 

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Minnetonka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Readers might want to know that my husband and I and another couple were on a birding trip; we tried to find places that were economical, clean, well taken care and that contained enough habitat on the grounds to attract birds. With that in mind, Mariposa was my favorite stay during my recent trip to Costa Rica, although it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the B&B for one night with two friends. Our room had two single beds and one queen bed. I am always cold and it gets chilly here at night, so I was happy to see that there were many cozy blankets in the bed, and even some extras. Our room was spotless and felt like a cabin... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We only stayed for one night but would gladly have stayed for a week - a really lovely family-run outfit, and the cabin we stayed in was more of a 3 room apartment; spacious, spotlessly clean and beautifully detailed. Esteban was such a friendly and amenable host, answering our queries and booking a variety of tours for us. The breakfast... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Mariposa Bed & Breakfast in Monteverde, Costa Rica is Above and Beyond compared to other places we've stayed. Our family - parents plus two college-aged sons - arrived after a long drive from Liberia to Monteverde. Esteban and Mariposa B & B set the tone for an amazing family vacation. We stayed in the two-bedroom apartment and loved looking through... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Estefan was 100% a great person to meet. Truly humble and a great host. The rooms was over-the-top nice all wood and art to boot. The Mariposa is highly recommended! The breakfast was great also. We were only there 2 days & 1 which really didn't justify the ride up & down, but we got a taste of life there.... More 

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Picton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is by no means a luxury resort however it is the cleanest, most hospitable and nicest place imaginable. It is more like private cabinas than a B&B but with a full on yummy breakfast included in the already very reasonable price. Esteban is the perfect host!! I want to reiterate that this place is so clean you may even... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you're coming to Monteverde for outdoor hiking, bird-watching, etc., and plan to spend time in the Cloud Forest Reserve and Curi Cancha (within walking distance), there's no place better. Host Esteban Vargas is everything you'd want: attentive and helpful. Rooms are simple but extremely comfortable, and everything is spotless. His mother cooks breakfast, typical and delicious with lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon trip to CR. Esteban is a great host. Rooms are nice. Location is a bit of a drive from town; but close to the park. Breakfast is very good. Good wifi. Lots of birds, flowers, and hummingbirds right outside your room/window.

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