Finca Monte Claro is a great way to experience Costa Rica on a real working farm! The property is on a large expanse of hills with excellent views of volcanoes and the picturesque town of Turrialba in the valley below. I took my wife and kids (ages 7 and 11) for 3 days and two nights. We really enjoyed sleeping outdoors on the mezzanine. It was a lot like camping, except all of the bedding and shelter was provided. We cooked a delicious meal of fresh fish on an open fire while we watched toucans, herons, and other birds from the deck. During the days we toured the coffee and sugarcane plantations on horseback, fed animals, swam in waterfalls, and went whitewater rafting. Marie and Christian were extremely helpful and accommodating. I recommend this place for small groups and solo travelers that are adventurous and want a rustic experience. We brought no camping equipment but were able to enjoy a few days completely outdoors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the edge of the forest, this rustic accommodation allows you to sleep in the open air on a roofed terrace on piloti. By staying there you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the Turrialba Volcano and Valley and will relax in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. You will be able to visit all the farm animals and walk through the beautiful trails of the farm where coffee and sugar cane plantations, primary forest or in reforestation, rivers and waterfall are waiting for you. To fully enjoy this stay in the middle of nature there is no electricity in the Mezzanine, but, full equiped kitchen, coolers, barbecue, beds with mosquito nets, hamacs, shower and toilets are at your disposal. A catering service and many tours inside the farm are also at your disposal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Finca Monte Claro Costa Rica/Turrialba