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Arco Iris Lodge

Arco Iris Lodge, Monteverde and Santa Elena

At a Glance


  • attentive owner and staff
  • terrific breakfasts
  • ecology-minded place


  • some obstructed views
  • steep walk if on foot
  • not all rooms have Wi-Fi

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Arco Iris Lodge Review

You're almost right in the center of town, but you'd never know it at this tranquil spot where cozy cabins range from rustic to plush, come with porches, and are set on 4 acres of birding trails. You need not be a honeymooner to stay in the sumptuous three-level honeymoon cabin, secluded off on a corner of the property, with private patio, whirlpool tub, and DVD player. Budget travelers might want to request the bunk-bed rooms, which cost half the price of standards. Wherever you stay, start your day with a delicious breakfast buffet (extra), including homemade bread and granola. The laid-back German management can provide good advice about how to spend your time in the area.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 cabins, 1 suite.
  • Rate includes no meals.
Updated: 04-08-2013

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    Honeymoon cabin is heavenly

    We splurged a little bit ($180) and went for the honeymoon cabin. After traveling the rough roads and hiking around some challenging terrain, it's a great way to pamper yourself. The grounds are lovely, and you are both fairly remote and also provided direct access to the town and its restaurants. Do book your morning MV reserve hike through them, but go ahead and ignore their recommendations for an evening hike--they gave us a bum steer as far as that's concerned.

    by RAC, 4/14/08

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