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Road to Chirripo National Park | Pérez Zeledón, San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My second visit to Monte Azul was even better than my first. I came during the first year of operation and had the pleasure of being a guinea pig as food and service methods were still being developed; I loved being consulted and feeling as if I were family--and extraordinarily, this feeling of being welcomed as a valued friend into... More

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Esteban Q, Manager at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear PhilipLA, First we want to thank you; it is a honor to work hand in hand with you. Help our community is and will be more gratifying with all the knowledge and skills of a great mentor. We appreciate that you understand our commitment to the environment and community, and the good treatment we love to give to our... More

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and I had a truly wonderful 10 days at Monte Azul last year. The accommodations in the "casitas" were excellent - very comfortable, spacious, and quiet, featuring lovely artwork and beautiful private gardens. The food at Cafe Blue was fabulous - every meal was a delightful creation, with fresh, local ingredients - kudos to Andy and Esteban the... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear Michael R, We love your review! After a 10 day stay, you got to try almost everything we offer and it seems like it as a perfect match for you and your wife. It was a pleasure to see you enjoy yourselves so much, it is what we are here for! Thanks again for taking a chance on a... More

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

After my new wife and I had just endured a long, exhausting (and winding) drive from Lapa Rios at the bottom of the Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula to Monte Azul, we weren't sure what to expect. However, upon checking into our room, we were quickly delighted by the cool mountain breezes and beautiful river babbling in the background. Then, we... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear Mr. and Mrs. O’Shauhnessy, We love that you loved it! Your positive outlook and humor was contagious and we were all delighted to be of service. Our job is to ensure we provide the best possible quality at every level, and the reward is your satisfaction. Thank you for taking a chance on our little place up in the... More

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My partner and I stayed at Monte Azul for four days in November for our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived to the moment we (sadly) left, we were treated like royal family. Royal in the sense that each and every activity and meal was exquisite and exceeded expectations, and family in the sense that we were made to feel... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear SabrinaD872, I’m glad to know you enjoyed our Royal treatment! We loved having you here and were delighted that you spent part of your honeymoon at Monte Azul. Our mission is to try our best to make everyone’s experience at Monte Azul as good as possible. I’m glad that we succeeded with you, especially since you “wanted it all”!... More

San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Less is indeed more and Monte Azul is a case in point. This little treasure trove nestled at the base of the Chirripo, Central America's highest peak, is living proof that sophistication is a way of life and not a reflection of luxury. I live about half an hour from the hotel and have been to Café Blue anumber of... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear Celloswiss, It is a pleasure to have you as a client, and we are especially grateful for your glowing review. At Monte Azul we are committed to give you the best experience possible, in everything we offer. We appreciate your understanding of all the work that goes behind making things seem effortless to the guest. It is our pleasure... More

Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My daughter and I had 3 magical days at Monte Azul. Everyone and everything at Monte Azul abundantly exceeded our expectations. The minute we stepped foot on the Monte Azul property, I knew we had made the correct decision to take vacation at Monte Azul. Carlos, Randy, Paulo, Maritza, Melissa, and Molly were welcoming and awesome. Their smiles and the... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear LynnM7Feb13, Wow, what can we say to all your kind words but THANK YOU and MUCHAS GRACIAS! It was such a genuine delightful to have you and your charming daughter stay with us. You displayed such genuine appreciation and enjoyment for our little place in the rainforest that we just could not do enough to ensure your stay at... More

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Monte Azul is a fantastic place to stay. My husband and I spent two nights in Casita Celeste in early February. Everyone was very welcoming and so friendly! The architecture and decor of the buildings is fantastic and all of the art is for sale. The walking sticks and boot box were perfect extras that made our hike to the... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear jaronning, We remember you well! Thanks for noticing our extra touches in making your stay at Monte Azul as comfortable and memorable as possible. We do have a wonderful group of people working to make it all happen, and we appreciate your taking the time and energy to pass on this wonderful recommendation! Hope to see you again soon!... More

Sebastopol, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Met Randy and Carlos back in October, when they visited goat dairies in Northern California, including ours, to find techniques might help Randy's develop his small herd of milkers. I'd been wanting to get back to Costa Rica after 20+ years, so after hearing them describe their place and checking the website we booked a casita for several days, as... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear Don L, Thanks for your excellent review! We loved having you here, although the fact that J. owns and operates Redwood Hills Farms in California, did make us a little nervous. You can imagine how happy we were when our little goats passed with flying colors :-). It was so great to see your enthusiasm each day, especially at... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I always take a week off in January and was looking for a unique destination that would incorporate culture, nature and some sunshine while being unique. A friend recommended Monte Azul and after looking at the website I quickly made my reservation. I was so blown away when I arrived on the property. The Casita I stayed in had incredilbe... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear BMayerArt, It was such a pleasure to have you visit us this year! We seem to attract a good number of solo travelers, and most of them return with their friends and family. We are happy to know that this will also be the case with you! Thanks for all your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to be... More

Minneapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Amazing staff, amazing owners, and amazing food! If you are looking to decompress and get away from it all surrounded by the best staff, food, and casitas then Monte Azul is the place. Do not overlook or miss a chance to stay. I will be back. Oh, and Carlos, thank you for the tip on coffee making with a coffee... More

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CarlosRojasMonteAzul, Owner at Monte Azul, responded to this review

Dear ronningtj, Amazing guests! We loved having you both here and appreciate your good wishes! We look forward to your return, enjoy your “cafecito chorreado” and hopes that each cup brings you a little Costa Rican sunshine. Pura Vida amigo! Carlos More

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Address: Road to Chirripo National Park | Pérez Zeledón, San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Isidro de El General
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Monte Azul Hotel San Isidro De El General
Monte Azul Costa Rica/San Isidro De El General

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
About Monte Azul Boutique Hotel. Monte Azul Boutique Hotel is located on a private reserve in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica near the country’s highest point, Chirripó National Park. Equipped with four luxury riverside "casitas" and amenities and activities tailored to any type of traveler, Monte Azul provides an authentic experience for those looking to explore the nature and culture that Costa Rica is renowned for. In its short time, Monte Azul has achieved recognition from organizations like Condé Nast and TripAdvisor for elevating the standard for sustainability and style. About Monte Azul Center for Art and Design: The Monte Azul Center for Art and Design was established in 2005 with the vision of creating a haven where artists could come and express their creative nature while being inspired by the extraordinary beauty and peace of the Costa Rica highlands. The facility hosts select pieces from early and mid-career artists who produce some of the best work in Costa Rica and abroad. In addition to being a unique destination for art lovers and collectors, Monte Azul also offers travelers the opportunity to learn artistic skills like etching, monotyping and more. ... more   less 
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