Great place to stay in Santa Elena, just a short walk to lots of restaurants, coffee shops etc. The setting was fantastic with a number of cabins around the property with trails in the grounds, we were accompanied by one of the hotel's dogs when we walked these, one leading to a great viewing point out to to the ocean. Rooms were rustic and comfortable with blankets (it cools down at night) and a wonderful rainfall shower. Staff on reception were great and speak several languages, they helped us book a night wildlife tour on the day of our arrival and a canopy tour - both great value. We also book the jeep-boat-jeep connection to La Fortuna through the hotel at a bargain $25 (the cheapest offer I saw). Breakfast was a well spent $7 with meats, cheese, eggs cooked to order, fruit, cereals, breads and great coffee. The cafe at the foot of the hill (part of the orchid gardens) also serves a fantastic traditional Costa Rican coffee and lovely French toast with blackberry sauce (worth the trip). I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, well worth the money.
- Also Known As:
- Arco Iris Hotel Santa Elena
- Arco Iris Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena