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Rainbow Valley Lodge
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Stayed in cabin for two nights. Bed was comfortable and access to kitchenette was a nice bonus. Great value for the price. Christian the host was helpful and informative about local attractions. He also works as a local guide. Morning visits by a pair of coatis was cute at first but quickly became annoying when trying to eat outside. Would go back again!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We had a short 3 night stay (too short) at Rainbow Valley Lodge. We were glad we found it. After staying near town on an earlier trip we found Rainbow Lodge to be much more peaceful and quiet than town.

We could walk to town quickly or take an inexpensive cab which would show up I would say within 5 minutes max.

The young man Christian and his wife were way helpful in calling cabs and making sure everything was Ok for us. He gave us great local info and helped us arrange some local tours. Rolf helped us by email with transport and general questions. He got us a shuttle for a few dollars less than the other passengers had paid also.

There was a lot to do in Monteverde. More so than during our last visit 4 years ago. Tip: visit Curi Canha reserve which is new and wonderful!!

Our room was wonderful with a great view of mountains and we had daily visits from a pair of Coatis and we saw a toucan and some mot mots also. The new internet they installed in the rooms worked really well.

Rolf also organized a horseback riding tour with Horse Trek Monteverde which was one of our highlights of our trip to Monteverde!

Overall a great stay and we would highly recommend Rainbow Valley Lodge

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank lucyloo A
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

My partner and I had a wonderful stay at rainbow valley lodge. Christian and Rolf treated us like family, making sure our stay was extremely enjoyable, booking trips for us and finding us the best deals, and recommending restaurants and activities. We stayed in Room 1, the double bed room with a small kitchenette and view of the forest and part of the cloud forest. It was a gorgeous room, clean and comfortable, with warm water and an amazing view to wake up to. Monkeys and other animals can be viewed on the property. Christian set up several excursions for us, including the canopy tour, night hike, Monteverde cloud forest reserve hike and hummingbird gardens, and bungee jumping. We were even fortunate enough to see Santa Elena's Christmas parade, complete with drummers, dancers, fireworks, and of course Santa. Would highly recommend this lodge for the fantastic service, great recommendations, and proximity to town without hearing the noise from the main town. Would love to return!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank KayleenNicole
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

My favorite place I stayed in Costa Rica! Beautiful and inexpensive rooms overlooking the forest. Gorgeous view and you can sit on the porch and watch for wild life, we saw toucans while enjoying a coffee:) The place was a walk from town, and Christian Porras, the manager, was there to help us with anything we needed. He is not only an excellent tour guide, but gave us numerous tips on where to go, eat, what to see, as well as plenty of discounts. He went out of his way to accommodate us and make our visit special! Loved this place and would definitely recommend it and a tour with Christian! Moss and I are so grateful!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We loved this place. Spectacular view. Fun to see monkeys, a toucan and coatimundi too. We stayed 4 days in the last part of July and enjoyed the cloud forest, a night walk, canopy tour, frog pond and butterfly garden. These places were all recommended by Christian who was endlessly helpful in determining our schedule for the day and also assisted in finding nice beach lodging for the next leg of our trip. We stayed in the cabin which made it easy to cook our own breakfast and dinner. Our group included a 10 and 14 year old, my husband, myself and an extra adult who often travels with us. The kids had to bunk together on the big futon, but there was room for all of us. Beautiful location and economical.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Becky H
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the simplest room but despite the low cost, the room was extremely clean and comfortable with a breath-taking view to wake to each morning. The cloud forest setting was so relaxing but still a conveniently short distance from the town and leisure activities. Christian was a god send, with great tips, recommendations, and even led one of tours. He couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris K
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I, our 2 teenage boys and my mother stayed in Costa Rica for 24 days. The Rainbow Valley Lodge was hands down our favorite place. - And everywhere in Costa Rica that we visited was fantastic! Christian Porras and his lovely wife go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. They called our taxis for us, helped with restaurants, got us discounts on activities, and helped us pick what I am sure were the perfect zip lines and trails as I did a lot of research prior. We stayed in the well kept cabin which was plenty of room for everyone. It was nice to have a full kitchen- well stocked with the best coffee! Staying here makes you feel like you are a part of the forest. You are sure to see a coatimundi. And if you are as lucky as we were, you will see the capuchin monkeys make the most entertaining display from the view of your patio! All of this for incredibly fair prices, too.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Randi G
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Additional Information about Rainbow Valley Lodge

Address: 200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range: $66 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde is close to the town of Santa Elena, about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes in a vehicle. With only eight rooms and no neighbors close by you can enjoy peace and quiet in a forest setting. We have Wi-Fi signal in all rooms. Clean rooms with hot water, possible chance to see animals right outside the rooms and owner help with guides and activities. All rooms have coffeemaker and Monteverde coffee plus small refrigerator. Parking near the rooms. Prices compare very favorably to other accommodations in Monteverde. We are not 5 star so please do not expect total luxury! We hope to see you here! ... more   less 
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Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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