So after countless days of reading travel books, pages and pages of reviews and forum discussions and talking with everyone who has been to CR, we decided on the Monteverde Lodge for our hotel. Last night (12 days before our trip) I get an e-mail telling me that the hotel made a mistake and overbooked and there is no room for us so they put us at the Trapp Family Lodge! What???!!! The Trapp Family Lodge is so far from everything (except the cloud forest) and we will NOT have a car. I almost started to cry when I found this out. We have been waiting 2 years to be able to come to CR and now our vacation is falling a part. I contacted every hotel near the MV Lodge and everything is booked. The only hotel that has availability other the Trapp FAmily Lodge is the Fonda Vela. I've read good reviews on the Fonda Vela and feel more confident about it than the Trapp Lodge, but it's still very very far from all restaurants and the town of Santa Elena.
First, if we have to stay that far away do you like the Trapp Family Lodge or Fonda Vela better?
Second, can we rent a car in Monteverde? It seems everything I read about rental cars is that they have to be rented in San Jose or Quepos but have heard nothing about being able to rent a car in MV.
Any help you can provide would be great! Thanks!