We stayed here for one night during our coast to coast tour of Costa Rica - AMAZING!!!! We got lost looking for Casa Batsu, and when we called Carlos, he told us to stay put. He was coming to us. We were not sure what to think...was Casa Batsu really that hard to find..? In about 10 mins Carlos showed up and introduced himself and told us to follow him, he wanted to show us something. He proceeded to take us on a mini tour of Monteverde stopping at a few of his favourite places! Wow - this was unexpected and certainly a surprise. Casa Batsu was not hard to find, Carlos had just wanted to show us around! We loved it.
Carlos then arranged for us to partake in a night hike which was kind of cool. I thought we would have seen more creatures of the night, but was a great experience none the less.
In the morning Carlos and Paula made us the BEST BREAKFAST I HAVE EVER TASTED. I know that I will not be able to recreate it. They have a flair for food and my mouth is watering right now. Breakfast was 3 courses, first fresh fruit, second tortillas with eggs, salsa, avocado and jalapenos, third came a fruit pancake with a passionfruit reduction sauce. BAM! Emeril would proud!
Carlos then arranged for us to zipline at Sky tours. I have ziplined before in Panama, but this was entirely different - VERY high and VERY fast. Total adrenaline.
We stayed in the Colibri room with friends - this was a great room for us, the only thing I would change is that there should be access to the bathroom from both bedrooms. The bathroom had one door which you had to walk through one of the bedrooms to access. This was the only improvement we could suggest.
Carlos also gave us a tour of his property and showed us all the plants he uses for his fresh ingredients when cooking. Carlos and Paula are fantastic and you will have to stay here to realize just how great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Batsú is just more than a hotel ... is our home and we invite you to share the peace, location and hospitality of a true Costa Rican Family House. Our goal is to make you feel at home. We have spacious, beautiful, clean and well equipped rooms for a comfortable stay, a large tropical garden is the perfect place to relax after hiking in the woods, the kids really enjoy playing in the hammocks, or jumping around in the garden. Casa Batsu is the main house in a beautiful family farm over 200 acres, recently remodeled and equipped to welcome travelers who enjoy authentic experiences and quality, In Casa Batsu you will not feel like a tourist. We invite you to join us during your next visit to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Batsu Monteverde, Costa Rica