Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

After Hotel Poco a Poco, 500 m to lodge entrance on right, Santa Elena, Puntarenas, 60109, Costa Rica

Reminiscent of a ski lodge, this longtime favorite has extremely comfortable rooms with vaulted ceilings and great views with rates often packaged with a long list of nature activities. The bar is positioned around a huge but cozy lobby fireplace, and the outdoor heated pool is a perfect place to unwind after a day of tromping through the reserves. The exceptional El Jardin Restaurant, with its menu of "Garden, Ocean, and Land" options, uses locally grown vegetables and dairy from the Monteverde milk factory. Rooms are situated along a long corridor, which tends to carry hallway noise; Rooms 201 and 207 have the most privacy. Guests are advised to keep their balcony doors closed since monkeys have been known to ransack suites.

PROS

  • rustic luxury
  • attentive service
  • private dinners in the butterfly garden
  • great hiking trails

CONS

  • ground-floor rooms can be noisy
  • rooms have poor lighting
  • breakfast ends at 8:30
  • no TVs might be an issue for some

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2645–5057 | -2257–0766-in San José

HOTEL DETAILS

24 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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