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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 8 year old daughter and I stayed six days in Monteverde. The owner, Christian, was helpful from the minute we began inquiring about reservations, including helping me to figure out transportation options, activities, etc. The evening we arrived, Christian began with assisting me to draw up a schedule of all of the things we wanted to do, and he... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the cabin. Great space, amenities, privacy. Christian was helpful and accommodating. Location is just a few minutes drive from Santa Elena. Wifi is great. In this price category, there is nothing else better.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainbow Valley Lodge is easily accessible via the main road leading into Santa Elena. We stayed in the cabina, which was very spacious, quiet, and had a lot of character. Property is well maintained and for the price, was a very good deal. Restaurants were just a short drive away and the owner was very knolwedgeable of activities and tours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Have just checked in, this is an impressivel spacious chalet with beautiful wood & stone features, with picture windows overlooking the valley, - Stunning!! So looking forward to waking up to these views. Christian the owner a lovely guy, very generous with his time and provided us with awesome information about the area, attractions. & recommendation for the best restaurant... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Christian, the owner, is overwhelmingly helpful and friendly and his family is great! We got every help we needed for every imaginable trip and excursion there is in Monteverde. The lodges are located just outside of the village, which is great. You got a wonderful view over the valley and forest, and the center with shops is only a few... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stayed here for two nights and had a memorable time. The apartment was spacious, clean and had a great view. Christian and family were very welcoming and informative. We booked Christian for a tour of the cloud forest and his passion for the environment and animals was remarkable. Thanks for the great hospitality from the Tierney family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I read the reviews and tripadvisor people were right! Excellent place and made special by Christian. About a 10 minute walk from town. Wouldn't let that put you off at all. Amazing views from the apartment (we stayed in the lower one) We left a few bananas out and were visited by the local Coati a couple of times. Really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We arrived at Rainbow Lodge rather bedraggled to be greeted by the owner Christian, who was fluent in English and Spanish, very informative and accommodating --- responding to our requests and concerns, arranging taxis and tours, making solid recommendations as to the activities and establishments in the Monteverde area. He is very entrepreneurial and ambitious, wears many hats, has a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at Rainbow Valley two years ago, and returned a few weeks ago. It was, again, wonderful. This time there were impressive rainbows over the valley, and we had a great visit from the local Coati. Again, the rooms were comfortable and cozy, and the views are spectacular. The location is great: close to town. And the rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stayed 3 nights in the cabin with my wife and three teenage kids. Beautiful view from porch. Close up visit by a friendly Coati. Easy 15 minute walk to town. Christian the owner is great. He planned all of our activities and he provides a list of good places to eat. We loved Taco Taco. Pleasant surprise. We did private... More 

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