This was our first destination in Costa Rica. Having seen mixed reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect. We had a delightful stay. Sra. Muñoz was very friendly and gave us great advice on things to do & places to see (& how to get there). We stayed in the larger cabin and found it clean and comfortable. However, there was some sort of a bird's nest up in the ceiling and the bird would start calling out from midnight through dawn each night. Earplugs were helpful.
The food was delicious and was a typical Costa Rican breakfast of Gallo Pinto, fresh cheese, fruit, bread, and eggs. There were also a couple of cold cereals available. The kitchen in our cabin was decently supplied with utensils and dishes.
The farm is surrounded on all sides by the mountains and the views were beautiful. It was a great base for our day journeys. I'm just disappointed I didn't have time to explore Terra Viva's own trails through the Cloud Forest.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small family-run Mountain Lodge, tucked in a large property mostly covered by Primary Forest connected to Monteverde Conservation Area and a dairy operation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Terra Viva Hotel Monteverde
- Terra Viva Costa Rica/Monteverde