El Sol Pool

Visitors to the Monteverde region of Costa Rica are in for a few pleasant surprises. Not only is the region home to the Monteverde Cloud forest. Monteverde hotels are just as impressive as the biological reserve that brings visitors here in the first place.

Locals refers to the area of Santa Elena, the Monteverde preserve, and the Cerro Plano area that lies between them as Monteverde, so when you are looking for accommodations during your Costa Rica tour, these are all areas where you can find Monteverde Hotels.

Ten minutes down the mountain from Santa Elena towards Guacimal is a unique retreat El Sol the forest and climate are drier than in the nearby Cloud Forest of Monteverde.

Elisabeth, Ignacio, and their son Javier will treat you to a wonderful experience.

View of Monteverde Cloud Rainforest, and two gorgeous log cabins.

Monteverde Cloud Rainforest Monteverde Hotel Cabins

Cabins give you a great rustic feeling and bring you close to nature"s bounty, plentiful in this area, which is filled with hundreds of rare, exotic species of native flora and fauna.

The Monteverde Homestay has a bed and breakfast and two fully furnished miniature cabins to stay in. The cabins face the Gulf of Nicoya to the west, and from the front door of your accommodations you can witness the spectacular sunsets over the Pacific. The price you pay for this natural grandeur is only $55 per night"s stay in one of the cabins. You have the option of the warm atmosphere of the bed and breakfast. The family atmosphere and communal living, and kind hospitality of staying here combine to give you a feeling of what life is like for people in this part of the country. This Monteverde Lodge is within walking distance to the ecological farm and the butterfly garden, or you can stroll on the trails, which are on the property.

Get up close and personal with the nature and stay at the Hotel Fondaleva. Located a short 2 km walk from the rainforest, this, one of the most desirable choices of Hotels in Monteverde also has incredible views of the gulf of Nicoya from its 1400 foot elevation. Its rooms and suites range in price from $75 to $112, and prices vary from month to month, so call ahead if you"re unsure what your rates will be during your stay. The fine mean prepared 3 times daily are served in the bar and restaurant and the fine wood beam construction make this one of the Monteverde Hotels that you will rave about after your stay.

The Monteverde Lodge and Gardens rival the Fondaleva in proximity to the forest and in its sheer elegance. These 27 spacious, luxurious rooms overlook the local scenery and the hotel"s gardens, which is a beautiful place to take in the serene mornings, and are well priced at around $100 a night for a double in the busy season. Benches are plentiful in the garden, so whether it"s early in the morning, or you"ve just has dinner after an incredible day in the cloud forest, the stream, pond, and small waterfall of this Monteverde Hotel"s tranquil setting will soothe your senses.

The La Colina Lodge is not as close to the preserve as other hotels, but if you"re up for a hike you could easily walk a few miles to get there. This place is the only Monteverde Hotel that has camping. Backpackers can stay dry and warm in the four person Bunk Bed rooms, or singles and couples can easily afford the $38 for a double room. Camping is the cheapest option for accommodations in the area, at only $5 per person.

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