El Sol

Hwy. 606, 5 km (3 miles) southwest of Santa Elena in La Lindora, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109, Costa Rica

A charming German–Spanish family tends to guests at this quintessential get-away-from-it-all place just 10 minutes down the mountain from—and a noticeable few degrees warmer than—Santa Elena. Two fully furnished ojoche-wood cabins with kitchens, skylights, and patios with hammocks are perched on the mountainside of this nearly 30-acre farm. The smaller cabin sleeps two, while the three-story larger cabin sleeps four. Every vantage point in the cabins—the living area, the bed, the desk, the shower, and even the toilet—has stupendous views. The property has horseback riding, a stone-wall pool, and a Finnish sauna. Optional meals are prepared by a neighboring Costa Rican family and can be taken in the main house or brought to your cabin. Although cabins are affordable, be sure to factor in $10 taxi rides to Santa Elena and $15 entrées if you're dining in. If arriving by car, there are no signs for the hotel so look for the yellow painted rocks and sun logo.

PROS

  • great views
  • whimsically decorated cabins
  • lovely hosts
  • same rates year-round

CONS

  • need a car to get here
  • cash only
  • Wi-Fi in common areas only
  • breakfast costs extra

Location

QUICK FACTS

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Casual
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2645–5838

HOTEL DETAILS

2 cabins
Rate Includes: No meals

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