Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge, Costa Rica




Nestled in the Arenal Volcano region, Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve is among the extraordinary wildlife sanctuaries in the USA with its eight ecological zones, scenic greens of vegetation, soothing sounds of birds, and the awakening noise of the animals. After all the word ‘Monteverde’ in Spanish itself stands for ‘Green mountains’. And to explore all this, you have the perfect accommodation in form of the eco-friendly  Monteverde Cloud Forest lodge that resides at a bit higher elevation than the reserve in the Puntarenas’ Tilarán Mountain range where the Caribbean and the Pacific are continentally split.

Nestled in calm, but secure spot, this lodge is flanked by 70 acres of green intimacy featuring both primary as well as secondary forest. In fact, you tend to live amidst the rich biodiversity for which all the credit goes to the high elevation as well as the wet climate. Staying simply does not make you lazy by relaxing in its cool organic ambiance, but it also makes you a bit adventurous by exploring a myriad of natural reserves where you can easily look for the three-toed sloths, bare-necked umbrella birds, and white-faced monkeys. Tours by the Monteverde Cloud Forest lodge does not only mean to experience the wildlife here, but also to explore the cultural history and tastes via the cheese factory offering ice creams as well as local cheese and the butterfly and orchid gardens where everything about the native floral species is known in an interesting way.

Well, the tour by this lodge is also available in its complex via its 3 miles of private trails that takes you the forested areas to spot more than 100 species of birds. Not only this, you also enjoy the vistas of the Gulf of Nicoya as well as of the forest.

Rooms

At the Monteverde Cloud Forest lodge, there are 20 bungalow-style rooms in separate edifices flanked by the forest, which are soaked in earthy shades as well as bright looks. All of them are big and ensure a homely ambiance. For a cool feel, the wood paneling on the walls as well as the ceiling act perfect along with the clean tile floors. Each of the accommodations come with the private porch where the wonderful gardens surround your room for taking a stress relieving breath, reading a book, and watch for abundant wildlife and birds.

No matter which you choose, all rooms offer private terrace, private hot water bathrooms, double/bunk/single bed, safe deposit box, alarm clock, cribs, phone, mini bar, and wireless Internet.

Amenities/Recreation

• Disabled access • TV room • Internet • Restaurant and bar • Coffee service • Private parking • Free breakfast • Laundry • Hot water • Conference rooms • Lounge • Jacuzzi • Game room • Pool table • Self guided trail • Private parking • Gardens • Hiking trails • Free breakfast • Lounge • Wireless Internet • Reading area with sofas and windows • Swimming pool • Spa tub

Tours/Activities

• Cloud Forest Reserve • Horseback riding • Butterfly Garden • Frog Pound • Cheese factory tour • Skywalk tour

Restaurants

At the Monteverde Cloud Forest lodge, there is only one cordial restaurant that is an expert in serving the carefully made, delicious meals presented in the Costa Rican style. Serving some specialties such as soups, homemade breads, salads, desserts; this one takes care of all the three meals of the day. It also offers many national drinks along with the vistas of the surrounding forest as well as a bit remote, the Gulf of Nicoya. And not to forget, you can also enjoy the sunsets as well.

Address

Santa Elena,

Quetzal Drive,

Monteverde,

Costa Rica.

Temperatures

From 15 to 26 degrees.

Reaching here

You cannot reach Monteverde by air due to no flights. So, the only way to reach here is by road: From San Jose, it takes four hours via a four wheel drive (strongly recommended). Alternatively, package tour buses from the city can bring you here.

Rates
  • From $90 excluding 13% tax and including breakfast.
  • Free for children between 6 and 12.
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