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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

  • Sergio Pucci

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  • Rustic luxury
  • Attentive service
  • Many activities
  • Great hiking trails


  • Ground-floor rooms can be noisy
  • Rooms have poor lighting
  • Breakfast ends at 8:30

Fodor's Review

The well-established Costa Rica Expeditions operates this longtime favorite, where extremely comfortable rooms have vaulted ceilings and great views and often come as part of a package that includes a long list of nature activities. The bar is situated 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.

Hotel Information


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


/2645–5057; /2257–0766-in San José

Hotel Details:

  • 24 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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