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Monteverde is a giant natural wonderland and playground! There is so much to see and do here, but keep in mind that much of it can be quite expensive! Compared to some other prices in the world, however, it is fairly reasonably priced so leave a hundred or so dollars in the budget to fully experience all that this place has to offer!
Ziplining and canyoning tours are super popular here and you will find a variety of different companies that do these kinds of tours -- just ask at your Monteverde hostel and they should be able to help you out and even book tours for you. One of these companies offers the tallest bungee in Central America at just over one hundred forty meters.
The other popular thing to do here in Monteverde is take a night tour into the forest with a guide and look for the amazing variety of wildlife for which Costa Rica is renowned, such as sloths, macaws, tarantulas, porcupines, armadillos, and some amazing insects. The night tour guide is great at helping you spot these animals and understands the habitats and where to find them.
You can get buses from Santa Elena into the park and back at different times of the day (for bus schedules, see your hostel staff) and you can do some self-guided hiking through cloud forest in the Monteverde National Park. For those on a budget, there are some walks in and around the town of Santa Elena and there is an amazing Hollow Tree that you can climb a good sixty feet up from the inside of the tree and peek out over the canopies and this is an amazing free activity.
The town of Santa Elena is pretty much triangular in the shape of its streets. You can walk around this in five minutes and all of the shops, supermarkets, banks, Monteverde hostels, and tour companies can be found around this area. Some Monteverde hostels can be found further out of the town in the surrounding areas, so use the maps to determine where they are before choosing where you stay.
No matter what it is you choose to do here, you will have an amazing time and see some incredible nature. Monteverde is not to be missed!!
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Hostel Cabinas El Pueblo
"Cabinas El Pueblo is a home away from home. This adorable little hostel is run by a local family who are always delighted to talk with you or help you out. The Location The location for this hostel is perfect. It's just a minute's walk from the downtown street, but it's tucked away down a side road that ensures you'll sleep peacefully at night. You'll feel comfortable and safe here. Rooms and Bathrooms The dorm rooms are...
Monteverde Backpackers Hostel
"Monteverde Backpackers Hostel is small and quiet and a little on the dark side. But the staff are helpful about available activities, and they greet you in the morning with a light and fresh breakfast -- free coffee too. The Location Just around the corner and down the hill from downtown Santa Elena and the bus stop, it's easy to find and it's right next door to the supermarket. Rooms and Bathrooms There are two mixed dorm rooms...
Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel
"Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel is the best hostel you could hope to find in Monteverde. They offer warm, family atmosphere and free breakfast -- all for a really low price! The owners are really helpful and lovely and they will help organize tours for you at a not-marked up price (which is not necessarily so in town). The Location The town of Monteverde is great if you want to experience the cloud forests of NW Costa Rica. They have...
Camino Verde B&B
"Nice, quiet and private place with friendly, helpful staff. We are connected to a homely restaurant and souvenir shop. We are located in a quaint little town that is very adventurous as well as relaxing. Many exciting tours to go on that can be booked from the front desk. We are English speaking, have extremely clean rooms and washrooms with a large communal kitchen. Example of activities: rafting, canopy, ATV, horses, coffee tours and, of...
"We also have the services of our INFO-CENTER, from which you can make reservations for Canopy Tours, Selvatura Suspension Bridges, Horseback Riding, Night Tours, Taxi-Boat-Taxi, Caño Negro, and many other attractions. What we Offer: • Single, Double, Triple&Quadruple Rooms • Private Bath & Hot Water • Private Parking • Internet Service Our Services Include: • Internet Service • Private Parking • Hot Water Community kitchen" …...
Monteverde Sloth Backpackers Hostel
"… Vida & Pura Hospitality A new property opened on the 1st of August 2010. The owner is Yorle, a hardworking woman, very nice, friendly and helps to organize tours guests need. It's very usual to find Yorle in the bus station waiting for tourists to offer the new hostel, trust and walk with the owner (Yorle) the best information around Monteverde. Excellent stay, personalized and attended by the owner. This hostel is one of the...
Monteverde Hostel Lodge
"… and adventure waiting for you at Monteverde Hostel Lodge. Monteverde Hostel Lodge is the perfect place to stay in Monteverde( Santa Elena), near all the services and activities of the area. Our rooms are clean, safe and confortable. We offers private rooms and dormitories, kitchen, Wi- Fi, parking lot and daily activities for our guest. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before the arrival Late cancellation or...
Hotel Villa Verde
"… bar, game room, gardens, outdoor seating, maid service, laundry service, room service Amenities Private bathroom, hot water, refrigerator, room service, patio, laundry service, restaurant, bar, game room, private parking, jungle view, outdoor seating, free breakfast, living room, fireplace Accommodations Standard room – this room has two double beds, one single bed, and a private hot water bathroom. It sleeps 5 people. Villa –...
Sleepers Sleep Cheaper Hostel
"… of great facilities & relaxing lounge area. For when you're not out exploring, we have sparkling clean toilets, linen, unlimited hot water, and a fully-equipped guest kitchen & internet access. We also offer laundry service and when you book Monteverde activities with us. We Offer ¨FREE BREAKFAST¨. So what are you waiting for? End your search now & stay with us- We can't wait to meet you! The...
Pension Santa Elena Monteverde Hostel
"Pension Santa Elena Monteverde Hostel is a fun, colorful, and pleasant place to hang out in Monteverde. Owners/operators Ran and Shannon, a brother and sister team from Texas, are extremely knowledgeable about all things Costa Rican, and are tireless in their desire to share their knowledge. Also, they know all of the best tours and can book them for you, even if you're not staying here. The Location Right around the corner from...
"Montelena Hostel offers an economic option to travelers to Monteverde, comes recommended and has everything a visitor could possibly need including a fully equipped communal kitchen, private rooms with private or shared bathroom, a rest area, an information desk, free internet for guests or tours customers, hot water, and secure parking. It has a total of 26 rooms available and can cater for up to 67 people." … "Montelana Hostel is...
Hostel vista al Golfo
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Hostel Oasis Monte Verde
"… hotel, you can easily coordinate all the tours that Monteverde and Santa Elena offer because we have the main office of information where you can reserve all the activities with big discounts for our guests. We offer you room services with breakfast included or you can choose the package with room and meals. In our restaurant, you can enjoy the Costa Rican typical food, as well as international food. Please note: Cancellation...
Birdwatcher's Paradise Lodge
"… Forest. But here you can also learn much about plants and animals on Day and Night Tours with professional naturalist Guides. Visiting the Frog Pond, the Serpentarium and Reptile House, the Orquid Garden and the Butterfly Garden, going on a Coffee Tour or a Gold Tour could be a special experience that you will never forget. Fun? Yes!!! Get adrenaline on one of the Canopy Tours with their big amount of high and long ziplines! Or...
Hotel El Tucan
"Welcome to Monteverde Hostel El Tucan, a cheap and comfortable property in Monteverde Costa RicaThe Monteverde Hostel El Tucan is a cheap budget hotel in Monteverde Costa Rica. In this cheap Monteverde hotel you can spend a quiet and relaxing experience in Santa Elena, Monteverde. We offer our customers a very good service including laundry service, cheap Monteverde Costa Rica accommodation, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds,check in:...
"… warm and personalized service that will make every guest feel at home. The hotel offers a wonderful view to the Gulf of Nicoya, private parking and rooms with all the facilities that will make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience. Monteverde Mar Inn Bed and Breakfast offers 6 nice and family stylish rooms in Santa Elena Monteverde Monteverde Mar inn Bed and Breakfast offers family-style comfortable rooms equiped with:...
"Located at just 5min from Santa Elena downtown, Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast is your best choice to discover Monteverde. Managed by a local family, Mar Inn offers a warm and personalized service that will make every guest feel at home. The hotel offers a wonderful view to the Gulf of Nicoya, private parking and rooms with all the facilities that will make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience." … 50 mts Norte agencia telefónica del ICE
Mar Inn Bed & Breakfast Monteverde
"… in 1988 and has recently refurbished into a Bed and Breakfast country lodge. The bedroom now includes ensuite bathrooms, small dinning room and a country kitchen to enjoy products from the local area, prepared in own family style. Mr. Asdrubal Marin and his wife Flora Morera are 100% native of the town, that is why our lodge is named Mar Inn. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice Payment upon arrival by...
Casa Tranquilo Hostal
"… require from them. The staff working at Casa Tranquilo has over 20 years of experience living, breathing and hiking in the cloud forest, we know all the great little secrets of the area better than anyone else in town... You may even hire one of our local guides to take you around and show you the off the beaten path side of Monteverde's cloud forest. CASA TRANQUILO is also aware and committed to the environment... At the...
Mariposa Bed & Breakfast
"… family-friendly environment to all of our guests. Secluded near the reserve, all of our rooms have windows overlooking beautiful gardens or the cloud forest. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot showers and a balcony or terrace. Rooms can accommodate 2 to 4 people. And we also have a two-bedroom apartment that is equipped with a kitchen area and has room for 2 to 5 guests. We offer a full breakfast every morning, Wi-Fi...
"… toast, and fresh fruit.Our office has expert staff to assist you with reservations for any tour in the area, in some cases with special discounts for Monteverde and La Fortuna tours.Examples of the types of tours we offer are Canopy/Zip line, Suspension bridges, Bungee jumping, Night tour, Birdwatching, Horseback riding, Coffee tour, and the nearby San Luis waterfall, We also are able to provide transportation to La Fortuna in our...
Forest Dreams Hotel
"… a deep commitment towards excellence will make you feel right at homethis is the preferred destination one of those who like to experience the natural beauty of the biological wealth of Costa Rica. Forest Dreams Hotel is located in Monteverde, and has 20 years of being a Bed and Breakfast offering mainly accommodation, various tours and transportation within the area of Monteverde. It is our goal to offer unforgettable vacations,...
La Casona Monteverde
"… in nature enjoying the cloud forest mystery secrets! It is perfect for families, small groups or couples who prefer privacy. Reception is not open 24 hours, 3 meals are inlcuded in your rate, 2 of them will take place at the Restaurant of the Reserve (breakfast and lunch) dinner will take place in an Italian restaurant nearby and near the town, we will provide transportation back and forth. Please note: Cancellation...
Cabinas Monteverde Paraiso
"… calls Safety box Breakfas (optional) cable tv INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS TOUR AND SHUTTLE (COSTA Rica) Canopy tour Hanging bridges tour coffe tour car bote car to Arenal volcano Volcano tour (Arenal) Hot springs Horseback tour Birwatching tour Night walk tour serpentarium tour Monteverde chese factory tour Insect exhibition tour Hummingbirds tour Butterfly garden tour Natural history walks tour Orchid garden tour Waterfalls tour...
Cabinas Vista Al Golfo
"Just right - Room was clean small, nice bathroom -- the water didn't work, by the time we got back from dinner it was fixed! I had fun cooking breakfast what a view!! Free Wifi." … "… out point you can enjoy a beautiful and exuberant view, you can see the dinamyc climate changes of the monteverde cloud forest from our look out point experience one of the best views of the mountains of Monteverde and the Nicoya Gulf. Take the...
Hostel Cabinas Eddy
"… Accepted Restaurant s 50 mts Common Room Bike Parking We are commited to creating a friendly and confortable enviroment, We have singles, Doubles, triples and quadruple rooms. All Tour Can be arrange at Cabinas Eddy at the same rate you will in town. Reserve here: Canopy, Sky Trek, Sky Walk, Hanging Bridges, Night Tour, Nature Guided Hikes, Special Wildlife tour, Atv tours, Coffee Tours, Horseback Riding, Waterfall Tour, Tour...
Hotel El Viandante
"… Whether it is a restaurant recommendation, a neat hiking spot, or driving direction to La Fortuna, we keep our guests well informed, so they can get the most out of their already limited vacation. Customize CR Itinerary At your request, prior to traveling to Costa Rica, we can also create one-of-a-kind personalized tours of the country. Express your interests, budget and time frame, and for a very reasonable fee, we will...
Monteverde Rustic Lodge
"… and having worked here for over 60 years, are knowledgeable of the area. Please feel free to ask us about our local histories and legends. Great Adventures in Rustic Lodge Monteverde Cloud Forest has a lot to offer. The children love it here. There is so much to explore, and lot of fresh air and nature to admire. Come and enjoy a little gem of a place to stay in Monteverde Guest Rooms: Enjoy country hospitality at the Rustic...
Hotel El Sueño
"… if you're spending the day in one of the nearby parks. Transportation service is also available to the parks as well as Arenal Volcano. The friendly owner, Rafa Trejos and his family, are helpful hosts, and offer horseback tours from their nearby farm. 22 rooms with capacity for 60 persons equipped with private bath and some with shared bath; including 3 cabins with private balconies, telephone in the reception area equipped...
Historias Lodge Monteverde
"… is one of the most exciting natural tours in the area. Additional Amenities The Historias Lodge offers a wide variety of amenities sure to please every guest: Internet access from every corner, free parking, tour desk, night themes ( I love to play guitar). Enjoy our Serenity Walk tour at the Monteverde Cloud Forest, our souvenirs store and great location to visit Santa Elena town and Monteverde neighborhood. We look forward...
"MONTEVERDE INN - Bed and Breakfast offers ample space for recreation, and colorful gardens of native plants to fill the place with beautiful birds and butterflies. Moreover, you will appreciate an exceptional view of the Gulf of Nicoya from our hotel. This landscape turns the sunset into an amazing show. We have Single, Double, Triple, quadruple and Equipped cabin All our rooms have private bathrooms and hot water • Laundry • private...
Vista Verde Resort
"… Resort is located in one of the most remote and primitive areas of the Monteverde region. Situated at the top of the hill, it has a commanding view of the Arenal Volcano from the large open terrace in front of the restaurant and bar. The Arenal volcano is the second most active volcano in the world and at only a 10km distance, can be felt and heard as well as seen from the resort. The night time eruptions and lava flows are...
El Viandante Hotel & Adventures
"Locate on a small hill among quiet residence, 10 mins walk from Santa Elena central town and 10 mins drive to all popular tour sites. This new and cozy hotel offers 18 rooms with private bathrooms, continental breakfast, free internet, common room with cable tv and board games and spectacular sunset view of Nicoya Gulf, and most important of all - friendly receptionist with excellent tour informaton. We have the most comfortable orthopedic...
Hotel el Establo
"… the Tropical Science Center, a Costa Rican scientific, non-profit organization. The TSC had established a program to create wildlife preserves with scientific purposes and environmental education in mind. To obtain the support of the organization, Powell became a member and the incipient preserve was assumed by the TSC.In 1973, the TSC started an international campaign to acquire lands in order to expand and protect the Preserve....
"… size bed or 2 doubles beds, mini bar, cable T.V, balcony & wireless internet access with a nice view to the forest. There are many facilities and services which guests will have at their disposal. These include internet access free of charge, web access in lobby, web access in room, breakfast included, airport transfers, free parking, bicycle parking, business centre, photocopying/fax services, post/parcel service, café,...
Hotel Cala Lodge
"… hotel is situated in the historical district. Breakfast included A complimentary continental breakfast is available. Cala Lodge also features a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access, and complimentary parking. Balconies, mountain viewsKnow Before You GoThis property caters to families. There are no room charges for children 8 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing...
"… terraces or balconies with views of the cloud forests and Nicoya gulf. In addition, four of our cabins have fully equipped kitchens (with stove, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker) to allow guests to cook their own food. We also offer delicious Costa Rican breakfast service to guests in our ‘Soda’ (small café). For groups of 8 people or more, we can also provide dinner service upon request. Please note:...
Hotel Villa Verde
"Hotel Villa Verde is located in the centre of Monteverde and in the heart of the Quaker community of Monteverde.We offer private rooms with hot water, restaurant with fireplace, discoteque, WIFI, pool, laundry and others services.Please note: Cancellation policy : 72hCheck in : 15.00Check out : 12.00Breakfast not includedTaxes includedCredit cards accepted" … "… at 6:30 am and the other at 2:30pm every day, from Puntarenas...
Hotel Roca Verde Resort
"… place to come and enjoy your vacation, days off, it gives you a unique experience of your inner harmony with nature and the magical, wonderful village located in Monteverde 800 meters from the center, offers its wide areas green, camping, hammocks cozy, rustic chairs, laundry service and room service breakfast. Also we offer a variety of activities to do in the area, visit us and make your reservation you can not miss this unique...
Monteverde Travel Tips & Suggestions
Monteverde Cloud Forest is unique and is definitely worth visiting.
The night hike was great. We saw tarantulas, sloths, snakes, interesting insects, leaf cutter ant colony, and tree frogs. They provided the flashlights. Butterfly garden at Ronario was great too but be sure to use your ticket a second time to visit the garden without a guide, so you can take as many photos of beautiful butterflies as you want.
— Dan F
I would recommend going on a horse ride through Monte Verde. Ask your hotel about it they'll be able to hook you up, if not ask more people. Also walking through the cloud forest is really amazing, you don't need a guide but you might learn more if you have one.
— Teddy Wood
There is an alternative taxi / boat / taxi shorcut to the grueling 8 hours ride between Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Arenal Volcano. See http://www.monteverdeinfo.com.
— Mel Becker
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