Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

El Establo Mountain Hotel

  • 3½ km (2 miles) northwest of Monteverde Map It
  • Monteverde


  • Luxurious furnishings
  • Spacious rooms
  • Many activities
  • Great views


  • Massive grounds require shuttle van to navigate
  • No air-conditioning or heaters
  • Wi-Fi doesn't reach all rooms
  • Rooms lack artwork and patio furniture

Fodor's Review

The area's largest, grandest hotel gets high marks for its huge suites, plush decor, a long list of amenities, and many activities. "The Stable" began life as just that, a stable near the road, now remodeled and apportioned into rooms with comfortable furnishings. Over the years, ever-upward expansion has turned this place into a sprawling operation where hillside buildings house rooms and suites, some with wood-and-stone walls, lofts, balconies, wall-to-wall carpeting, and plush amenities such as hot tubs. On-site activities include tennis, hiking, and zip-lining. There's also a spa and an indoor pool and gym complex. The hillside location means you'll have a steep walk or a noisy shuttle ride to your room from the lobby and breakfast restaurant. Rooms in the 300 and 400 buildings have less of a hike without compromising the view.

Hotel Information


3½ km (2 miles) northwest of Monteverde, Monteverde, 60109, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 124 rooms, 31 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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