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Rainbow Valley Lodge

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200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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South Wales
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

This is a good base if you`re staying in Santa Elena. We had a car so can`t comment on convenience if you`re without transport, but it was only a couple of minutes drive from town. Christian is indeed an excellent host, born and bred in the area and it shows in his knowledge of the cloud forest and his passion... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed 3 nights in the cabin of Rainbow Valley Lodge in the second week of February and wished I had stayed at least 2 days longer. The location of the lodge is perfect, with a short walk to town, but quiet with the breathtaking view. I was lucky to have booked the cabin, which is like a nice one... More 

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Hartland, VT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christian proved an excellent host. The rooms were comfortable, with fridge and coffee maker. The room had an amazing view over Rainbow Valley with (surprise) a rainbow every evening. Very reasonable rates and if we had known, we could have spent all our rime there rather than Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve Lodge and spent the extra to hire good... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Christian's place. The location is great, corresponds to the pictures, in the middle of the valley. The rooms are very clean and convenient for families (you can cook in the big room). Close to the mains touristic attractions, Christian is also a great guide (Monteverde Reserve). I would stongly recommend his location, located out of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Rainbow Valley Lodge for 4 nights in Jan'15 and could not have been happier! Absolutely wonderful views from the Upper Room we stayed in, looking over the trees and mountains, with gorgeous multiple daily across-the-sky rainbows-- 9 different ones in our 4 evenings there! Also had regular visits by 2 Coatis, and daily White-faced... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I cannot recommend rainbow valley lodge enough. Christian was incredibly helpful, set us up with any tours we wanted (he happened to be our guide on one and he was very good, informative and knowledgeable). The lodges themselves are very nice inside, have a beautiful view and are overall great value for money. We were even lucky enough to be... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We only stayed two nights here and were out most of the time exploring the area. We stayed in the top room. There was plenty of room for two with a kitchenette (note what is has and doesn't have before buying food to cook - we had to improvise and cook pasta in the microwave! The bed was comfy -... More 

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Grafton, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I traveled around Costa Rica for two weeks, and this was BY FAR our favorite place to stay! I cannot say enough good things about the owners. First, when I was booking, Rolf provided so much information by email about our stay, the area, and even booked us the jeep-boat-jeep transportation to arrive in Santa Elena from... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My family of 5 plus one of my daughter's friends stayed here for 2 nights late December, 2014. It is an outstanding place to stay, just a few hundred meters out of the town center of Santa Elena, the cabinas are situated on a slope facing an unbelievably vast valley with views up to Monteverde where you can sit and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Read all of the reviews before we booked and we were not disappointed. We had the upper room for two with the windowed porch/kitchen overlooking the valley. Rainbow view across the street, monkeys and coatis in the surrounding guava trees, excellent tips from our host Christian. This is the kind of stay we were looking for to have a relaxing,... More 

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Address: 200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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