We stayed for two nights in the big cabin with our 7 yo son. From the moment Javier opened the door and we saw the view (jaw-dropping), I knew we were going to love it. El Sol is a really unique place and I would 100% recommend it to anyone looking for lodging in Santa Elena / Monteverde.
The good: Again, the view. You're on the side of a mountain with nothing blocking you. Really doesn't get better than that. The deck has a table and benches where you can sip wine (if you're me) or color (if you're my son) and watch the sunset. There's also a hammock :).
The cabin itself is adorable and cozy. A lot of thought and care went into building it. Inside, we found everything we needed for a comfortable stay: dishes, blankets, even coloring material for my son. Javier arranged everything for us, too, and was incredibly accommodating while still giving us total privacy.
The food was wonderful. We told Javier we'd like dinner and breakfast and at what time. That was it. At the designated time, our meals arrived in a basket. They were delicious!
The not good: Honestly, the only thing I could say that wasn't great was the occasional bugs (a spider or a few ants here and there). It's a log cabin, so yes, there are small cracks where bugs can enter. Plus, you're in Costa Rica, so there are insects all around you. Can't really fault El Sol for that.
Highly recommend it! (And I am fairly picky :)
- Also Known As:
- Cabins El Sol Hotel Monteverde
- Cabins El Sol Costa Rica/Monteverde