The location is extremely beautiful and secluded, nestled in the mountains of the Cloud Forest. But it is only a few minutes over a typically awful Costa Rican road to get into town. The cabins are a nice size, sparsely furnished but comfortable. They were very clean and there was plenty of hot water. Loved sitting on the porch - bugs were not really a problem at this time of year (due to the cold and wet weather in late June). I did bring a mosquito net that I draped over my bed which allowed me to sleep comfortably with the windows open as I did not have to worry about being bitten while I was asleep. The food was very very very good. Breakfast was included and it was substantial. Best part was the homemade jam - I wish they sold it. I would have taken a case home. Dinners were also very nice and filling. Pleasant bar as well. Staff - a joy! Everyone was just so nice and friendly. Immediately felt very comfortable there. I would give it a five star rating in many categories but it is very rustic and plain so I can't quite get it to that level. However, by Costa Rican standards it is a very very nice place and I would strongly recommend it for a two night trip to the Cloud Forest. Only complaint was a lack of recommendations by the staff for other options outside of their property. I suspect it is because they offer a zip line tour and a forest tour but I would have appreciated easier access to information about the area. Easy to find things in town, and our Fodors took care of the rest. Would absolutely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your one-stop location at Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge offers 72 acres of primary and secondary forest, canopy tour, over 3 miles of private trails and more than 180 species of birds in a quiet and wonderful place. Our beautiful gardens and bungalow-style bedrooms make a great place to relax, rest and enjoy nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monteverde Cloud Forest Hotel Monteverde
- Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge Costa Rica - Santa Elena