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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

Vista del Valle Plantation Inn

  • On hwy. 1 km (½ mile) west of Rafael Iglesia Bridge; follow signs Map It
  • Grecia
  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Attentive staff
  • Secluded cottages
  • Healthful food served

Cons

  • A car is necessary for staying here
  • Jungle bugs and mosquitoes
  • Somewhat difficult to find

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

Honeymooners (and many posters to Fodors.com) frequent these handsome cottages on an orange and coffee plantation outside Grecia overlooking the canyon of the Río Grande. Each has its own personality; the Nido, removed from the rest and with the nicest decor, is the most romantic. All are decorated in minimalist style with simple wooden furniture and sliding doors that open onto small porches. The hotel's forest reserve has an hourlong trail leading down to a waterfall.

Breakfast is served by the pool or in the main house, where you can relax in a spacious living room. The food is quite good, and special dietary requests are accommodated with advance notice. It's a mere 20-minute drive from the airport, making it a terrific first-night-arrival option, but many guests linger longer.

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Hotel Information

Address:

On hwy. 1 km (½ mile) west of Rafael Iglesia Bridge; follow signs, Grecia, 20601, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2451–1165

Hotel Details:

  • 16 cottages
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/09/2014

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