Our two nights at the Tree Top House were great, the location just out of the chaotic town centre was perfect. There are several nice restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Our host Guy and Sabine were welcoming and Guy was instrumental in helping us plan our days.
We enjoyed the horseback sunset tour (Smiling Horses) very much (skip the waterfall nice but not amazing). I would recommend Guy hand out maps to the ranch as we got lost. We also had a good tour of the Reserve Biologica with our guide Melvin. Guy also arranged for us to do the Selvatura Hanging Bridges tour, they picked us up at the Tree Top House as we would never have found the place. Note the roads in and around Monte Verde are poor SUV's are a must. The hanging bridges tour was just a walk in the jungle...no guides so it was rather dull and not worth the $$. One suggestion - is that on arrival we were to call Sabine so they would meet us in the town centre. However, every pay phone we tried was broken. We asked at the tourist info centre why the phones wouldn't take coin..they said you needed a calling card. Which was for sale across the street....the info centre then sent us to a place that didn't sell the cards...more wandering around..... we finally found a pharmacy that sold the cards. $10 US. Which we then found out was for international calls not local. We ended up asking a taxi driver if we could use his phone, he was most obliging. All to say some advanced warning of the phone issue would be made for a less stressful start, to our Monte Verde tour..not what we needed after 3 hours of hellish roads. Having said that I I would highly recommend Tree Top to you all. thx to Guy and Sabine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your opportunity to live your vacation in the TreeTops in Monteverde. This artistic charming house is located off the main road to the Cloud Forest of Monteverde between the Reserve of Monteverde and the village of Sta. Elena of Monteverde sitting in the Canopies. All levels have separate entrances and are inner-connected with the canopy stairs. Big parking area, garden area, looking over the forest canopy. Hot showers and WiFi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Treetop House Hotel Monteverde
- TreeTop House Costa Rica/Monteverde