My boyfriend and I stayed at Poco a Poco in Nov. of 07 for 2 nights. We had a great experience! The staff spoke English and were very helpful with planning out excursions and travel to our next destination. The rooms were average but accommodating of an eco-
friendly hotel. We have read reviews that mention how moist the room and linens are but we did not find this to be an issue. The beds are not the most comfortable, but not terrible for the price. The towels did not dry well but this was the only issue. This is expected when in a tropical rain forest so if you're looking for posh accomodations, don't even bother with Monteverde because the moisture in the air will affect every hotel you stay in. We did not find any large bugs or any other pests. Our biggest issue with the hotel was the noise from the road, as it seems that many motorcycles and loud cars drove by throughout the night. But hey, it's Costa Rica!
The location was perfect for us. You can walk to an awesome Frog Pond (an indoor habitat showing indigenous frogs - go at night because they are nocturnal) that was well worth the money and convenient as you walk to the town, Santa Elena. In town there are many restaurants and souvenir shops. The Treehouse restaurant is cool to experience. One caveat to the hotel experience is the limited hours they provide hot water. This could be disappointing to some travelers but it is consistent with the hotels mantra to conserve energy and remain environmentally friendly. In fact, the hotel possesses a water filtration system that allows used water to be recycled into their ponds and sprinkler system. The restaurant on premises was enjoyable but not remarkable. The free breakfast each morning consisted of typical Costa Rican food and was served quickly. If the weather keeps you confined to the room, there is an extensive DVD library available for rent, as there are DVD players in each room. In addition, you have the option to rent computers with internet access. We say "rent" loosely because they did not charge us for our minor use.
If adventure is in your blood definitely try the Zip line tours. We went to the Selvatura park. (It had rain jackets and pants so you can go no matter what the weather) and also incorporated the hanging bridge walk. BRING A CAMERA
We would recommend Poco a poco to other travelers who want a nice clean place to stay for a great price and convenient location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As its name stands for, Poco a Poco is a hotel that has grown little by little, from five rooms in 2000; our restaurant and 6 more rooms in 02, 18 more rooms at the end of 2005, our heated pool and the last 3 rooms on 2006 and finally for march 2009, our new front desk building, with a new standard in architecture and construction materials: modern, versatile and clean.The hotel’s analogy and emblem: The Turtle, relates to its mythological attributes of wisdom, spirituality and perseverance; values that are part of our business philosophy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Poco a
- Poco a Monteverde
- Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco Costa Rica/Monteverde