From all the places my wife and I have visited in Costa Rica Monteverde was our favorite by far. The cabins at El Sol are like something out of an old Hollywood western movie, built with a lot of love. It’s nestled on the top of the mountains where you can enjoy endless sunsets views and waking up to the sounds of toucans outside, are just a few things that makes this place so special. It’s a place to be in peace and connect with nature, no internet, no tv - just the beauty of Montverde at it's best!
There are some amazing tours available, Javier can help you set up. One of our favorites was the horseback tour to Don Pilo's farm 2 minutes from El Sol. While on the tour we saw white faced monkeys, took a dip in the hot springs pool overlooking a river. This is a must see we didn’t want to leave the hot springs, it was truly beautiful.
Javier is the real deal when it comes to Naturalist guides. He is passionate, super smart and knowledgeable - a walking encyclopedia. He knows every bird by its call, knows about all types of plants and insects, he even knows the scientific names - now that’s impressive. My most memorable moment was the morning we went looking for the Quelzal, the most beautiful bird in America. This was something that without Javier's knowledge of the forest would have been impossible, especially since there are only 150 pairs in Montverde. When we did find it, it was one of the most magical experiences in nature I’ve ever had. I was overwhelmed with emotions and almost couldn’t keep my hand steady to photograph this amazing animal. It’s really hard to put into words you just have to experience it. I will always be grateful to Javier for that and I know in him I met a kindred spirit. For me Its just a matter of time before I return again because I left a little piece of my heart in Monetevrde and El Sol.
If you're looking for a rustic experience, want to connect with nature and really live the essence of Costa Rica I recommend the El Sol in Monteverde. It will be an experience you will never forget.
- Also Known As:
- Cabins El Sol Hotel Monteverde
- Cabins El Sol Costa Rica/Monteverde