South Pacific Coast Hotels



Hotel de Montaña El Pelícano

At a Glance


  • close to Chirripó
  • free ride to the trailhead
  • very cheap


  • some very tiny rooms
  • some shared baths

Hotel de Montaña El Pelícano Review

On a precipitous ridge south of town, this budget lodge is named for a chunk of wood that resembles a pelican—one of dozens of idiosyncratic sculptures carved out of tree roots by owner Rafael Elizondo. Above the restaurant, which has a gorgeous view of the valley below San Gerardo, are economical, small rooms with shared baths or private baths. More comfortable options include the private wooden cabins, two with kitchenettes, that sit near the pool. A new apartment is spacious and fully equipped. The owners are eco-conscious, and they can arrange everything for a climb up Chirripó. The driveway up to the hotel itself is quite steep, and a 4WD vehicle is advisable.

    Hotel Details

  • 6 rooms with shared bath, 2 with private bath, 4 cabins, 1 apartment.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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