I recently stayed at the Monteverde Rustic Lodge with my son while on vacation. We loved the location--just up the hill from Santa Elena village and situated among Costa Rican homes (with just one other small hotel next door), and a delicious Costa Rican restaurant just a 5-minute walk away. Jose is a fabulous host. Ask for the homemade pineapple-papaya marmalade! The lodge is quiet and comfortable yet within walking distance of Santa Elena. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Costa Rica.