Monte Verde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica Accommodations

Accommodations in Monte Verde

Hotel
Good
33 reviews
10br 2-star Hotel
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in Monteverde, this lodge is steps from Monteverde Butterfly Garden and El Jardín de las Mariposas. Serpentario and Monteverde Orchid Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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    NEPENTHE IS LOCATED IN THE RAIN FOREST OVERLOOKING THE VILLAGE OF EL CASTILLO, LAKE ARNEAL AND HAS THE SECOND BEST VIEW OF THE LAVA FLOW FROM ARNEAL VOLCANO. WE ARE 800 METERS SOUTH OF THE LINDA VISTA DEL NORTE LODGE AND 30 MINUTES FROM THE TOWN OF LA FORTUNA. THERE ARE SEVERAL GREAT RESTAURANTS NEARBY INCLUDING THE LINDA VISTA STEAK HOUSE, THE NEW SODA DE PUEBLO, THE SERPENTARIO , RANCHO MARGOT, THE FAMOUS JOHN'S PIZZA AND ICE CREAM IN THE JUNGLE ( JARDINE ESCONDIDO), THE LOST IGUNA, AND THE OBSERVATORY LODGE ( BEST CHEESEBURGER'S IN COSTA RICA) THERE ARE MANY THINGS TO DO BESIDES JUST RELAXING AND ENJOYING THE MAGNIFICENT VIEWS. WE CAN ARRANGE FOR HORSE BACKING RIDING WITH A LOCAL GUIDE. THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN IS WELL WORTH THE VISIT TO VIEW ALL THE INSECT, FROGS, BUTTERFLIES AND PLANTS OF COSTA RICA. THE SKY TRAM CANOPY AND ZIP LINE RIDES ARE VERY CLOSE AND THE SERPENTARIO HAS MANY OF THE LOCAL SNAKES PLUS A GIANT BOA - ALL BEHIND GLASS. THE LAKE OFFERS FISHING AND SIGHT-SEEING BOATS.
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    Welcome to an authentic Costa Rican house with open doors to travelers seeking for: location, comfort and the best Costa Rican hospitality. Enjoy here, the Costa Rican art, music, nature and gastronomy.
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    Individual bedroom, in at Tarsicio's, from 30 USD per night per person! Discover , and enjoy the benefits of homestays: practical advice, a warm welcome and low prices. A “ Individual bedroom ” which can host 3 person(s).
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    3br house
      One of the best features of this home is its wonderful location. A peaceful environment, adjacent to Bajo Tigre (Part of the Children´s Eternal Rainforest) will allow visitors to experience an intimate contact with nature. Our house can comfortably sleep 6 adults. Each of the three bedrooms has one double bed (bed linings provided). One has a private bathroom. An open plan living/kitchen area is great for relaxing after hiking the in the cloud forest or zip-lining. Cooking utensils are provided, so you may prepare your own meals, with fresh produce from the Whole food store (Nearby.) Guest will have the entire house: an open plan kitchen/living area, three bedrooms, two bathrooms. Cooking utensils, bed linings, towels, automatic washer and dryer are provided. We will greed guest at the time of arrival, and show them around the house. I will also be available to help guest setup for local attractions. National Geographic called the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve "the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves". The town of Monteverde was originally settled by a group of Quakers that came to Costa Rica in the early 50s because the country had recently abolished the army. Quakers object to war, by principle, and are now considered conscientious objectors, but at the time they were being drafted, or being sent to prison for refusing to fight for their country. They were also responsible for the first conservation efforts, originally to try and preserve the water source. Soon biologist visiting friends and family discovered the unique biodiversity of the plants and animals of the cloud forest, and soon a more formal and widespread conservation movement took off. The main local non-profit thru which the international effort was channeled is the Monteverde Conservation League, now responsible for purchasing a lot of land to be preserved for perpetuity. One of their visitors center is Ben also known as Bajo Tigre. Our house is basically right on the entrance to Bajo Tigre. 4 Wheel drive is recommended since the roads are not paved. It is also possible to take a bus from Puntarenas or San Jose, or a shuttle service, like Interbus, from most locations in Costa Rica. Taxis are available in town for getting around locally, and most attractions include transportation. I´ll be glad to help guest with questions regarding all the local attractions, and will also help make arrangements to visit them. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
      Hotel
      Excellent
      74 reviews
      40br Hotel
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      Situated in Monteverde, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Friends Meeting House, Bat Jungle, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde and El Jardín de las Mariposas are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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      12br 3-star Hotel
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      Situated in Monteverde, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of El Jardín de las Mariposas, Monteverde Butterfly Garden, and Bat Jungle. Serpentario and Monteverde Orchid Garden are also within 15 minutes.
      Hotel
      Good
      118 reviews
      3-star Hotel
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      Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 2 mi (3 km) of Friends Meeting House, Bat Jungle, and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde and El Jardín de las Mariposas are also within 3 mi (5 km).
      Hotel
      Excellent
      396 reviews
      155br 3-star Hotel
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      This family-friendly Monteverde hotel is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of El Jardín de las Mariposas, Bat Jungle, and Serpentario. Jardín de Orquídeas and Ranario are also within 15 minutes.
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      The SpaceMoutain views Tours information Restaurant Guest AccessWi-fi Breakfast included Interaction with GuestsSiempre The NeighborhoodGreat environment Getting AroundJeep boat Jeep from La Fortuna Please contact us Other Things to NoteIf you like adrenaline and have a fun, You have to visit "SELVATURA PARK" in Monteverde.
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      The SpaceMonteverde Hostel Lodge the only Premium backpackers and Hostel in Monteverde, shared rooms and private bungalows overlooking the cloud forest, this is a unique place surrounded by nature on a property with hiking trails, tropical gardens, hammocks, common kitchen, community activities will make your stay in Monteverde the best. Monteverde Lodge hostel is a place with much history, on our property has the tree that first canopy platform was built in the word. Monteverde Hostel Lodge is located only 200 meters from the bus station and 200 meters from the village of Santa Elena, accessible to all the services and attractions of this area. Get a 5 star service while only paying Backpackers prices .... Stay with us Hostels Monteverde Don´t let them fool you Hostel Monteverde Dont let them fool you. People hired by our competition may try to take you to different places pretending we change our names, went out of business or even claiming that we are full. We are the original and famous Monteverde Hostel Lodge, and we are located in front of Monteverde Comercial area, by the bus station.... We are already awaiting you! Services and Facilities Monteverde Hostel Lodge Common Kitchen (all appliances for your use)Bed linen Best location in townRestaurant Free WI FI conectionTour Desk On property hiking trailsPrivate rooms and dorms Daily activities for guest24 hrs security Snack BarDaily Housekeeping service SecurityParking Lot Free 24hrs Internet ServiceCloud forest view Tropical Garden and HammocksLaundry Service Bar areaReception open 24 hours a day Luggage storage for large bagsThe Best Service Loungers and tables with umbrellas in our spectacular garden you can relax.
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      The SpaceCosta Rica Marlenny & Freddy Typical family (owners) Welcome to an entirely friendly atmosphere. Near Town but without the noise. Cabinas el pueblo Hostel is the best option for enjoying a stylish backpacker atmosphere. Descripción Monteverde Costa Rica Cheap Cabins Budget Hostel Cabinas El Pueblo Offers a quite and familiar atmosphere with good prices, the excellent location allows to easily visit all the best attractions in Monteverde. Información General Our mission:"Exceed our guests' expectations of a budget hotel by providing outstanding customer service and dependable information. Commit resources and time to preserve the values and traditions of our community and Costa Rica, Pura Vida & Pura Hospitality, the best family tipical de Monteverde & costa Rica. Rango de precios (10-30) $$ Aparcamiento Parking About Monteverde, This is a small town in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, located in the Cordillera de Tilarán. Roughly a four hour drive from the Central Valley, Monteverde is considered a major ecotourism destination in Costa Rica. Guest AccessDesayuno Internet Televisión Café y te Gratis
      Home/Apartment
      Good
      84 reviews
      6br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceOur hostel consists of 3 double and 2 single occupany rooms. All rooms are spacious with large windows, comfortable spring beds, and terrace access. The 3 double occupancy rooms have private bathrooms. The single room and one room with two twin beds share a bathroom.(URL HIDDEN) Our shared living space has a small library and a piano, fully equipped kitchen, restroom, terrace, and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included and comes with our homemade bread and marmalade. Our family home is located next door to the hostel. We will make you breakfast each morning and happily answer any questions and assist you in booking activities. We are located in a very safe neighborhood. There are only three neighbors living next to us, all of them as friendly and peaceful as everyone in this community. We are situated in the heart of Monteverde. From here you can easily access any of the four big natural reserves where you can experience the unique flora and fauna of this area. We are happy to provide our guests information about the different kind of tours which take place in Monteverde. The range of activities is huge and includes tours of the forest reserves, Butterfly Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition, The Bat Jungle, organic farms, coffee and chocolate plantations, 4 km railway forest trip, or the Monteverde Cheese Factory. For adrenaline junkies there are extreme sports available such as canopy tours, suspension bridges, abseiling giant trees, or bungee-jumping. Casa Alquimia Artes is easily accessed by car or public transport. Free private parking is available. If needed, we can provide you with public transportation schedules so you can coordinate your flight with transport to Monteverde. Guest AccessFully equipped kitchen, verandas, living room with piano, free WIFI Interaction with GuestsWe live next door and are available at any time to assist you with booking tours, taxis, and assisting with anything you may need. Please do not hesitate to knock on our door. The NeighborhoodThis is a beautiful, natural area with forests and expansive views of the valleys all the way down to the Gulf of Nicoya. It is a wonderful place to walk and people are very friendly and easy-going. There are several very good restaurants within five minutes (walking) and a small health food store also. Getting AroundThere is an inexpensive bus that goes to the Monteverde Cloud Forest each morning. It is 2 minutes away to get it. Walking is the best and healthiest way to get around but taxis are also available and are inexpensive. We have free parking for guests who bring their own car.
      Home/Apartment
      Excellent
      78 reviews
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      The SpaceCasita Tubú is situated in the mountains of Monteverde just a few minutes walk to the world famous Monteverde Reserve. This peaceful retreat, is nestled within the misty canopy. The house has a fully equipped kitchen, 1 living room, 1 bedroom, and a porch! Great for a couple! It has 1 bedroom with queen size bed and a sofa bed in the living room. The house is big enough to sleep up to 3 people, the extra sleeping in sofa bed. We can provide extra sheets and pillows in this case. The house has its own parking area if you arrive in your own car. Guest AccessCasita Tubú shares the property with another house. Please feel free to walk around the property, talk to the owners (my parents and me) who live in the property and say hi to our pets, Yoda, Tango, and Lulu (all friendly dogs). Interaction with GuestsAlthough I am not always around, my parents who own the house live next door. They are always happy to receive guest and invite them to a cup of coffee when they are home, or practice some Spanish. Give us a call! The NeighborhoodThe nearest shopping center ("downtown" Santa Elena) is about 3 miles away from the house. Along the way to Santa Elena you can find all kinds of restaurants, shops and information offices. The Monteverde Reserve entrance, is only 10 to 15 minutes walking from the house (about 800 meters). The best hikes are very early in the morning, between 5 and 6:30 am, or in the evenings after 4 pm, to observe birds. The Reserve is open from 7 am to 3 pm . Getting AroundA bus runs from 6 am to 4 pm between Monteverde and Santa Elena and back. You will find a bus schedule in the house once you are there. Taxi service between Santa Elena - Monteverde costs about $ 8, one way. We can provide transportation to and from San Jose or Liberia to Monteverde. Shared (about $45 per person and private $170). Tourist attractions like zip lines, hanging bridges, coffee tours and similar usually provide transportation and they will pick and bring you back to the hotel close to the house. Let us know in advance and we can help you with information or reservations for this attractions or any other things to do in Monteverde. Other Things to NoteThere are no patterns in the weather. The same happens in Monteverde. Be prepared with fresh clothes for sunny days; something for warmth, a sweater or light jacket is sufficient and slippers to be in the house. In addition, we recommend always walk a flashlight, water protectors for your electronic devices and cameras (a plastic bag may be sufficient). Remember, Monteverde is a cloud forest.
      Home/Apartment
      Excellent
      118 reviews
      3br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceThe house has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 living room areas and a porch! Great for families! It has 3 bedrooms, two with 1 double bed and one with a single bed. The house is big enough to sleep up to 7 people, the extra sleeping in sofa beds. We can provide extra sheets and pillows in this case. Guest AccessCasa Ira Rosa shares the property with another house and a little cabina. Please feel free to walk around the property, talk to the owners (my parents and me) who live in the property and say hi to our pets, Yoda, Tango, and Lulu (all friendly dogs). Interaction with GuestsAlthough I am not always around, my parents who own the house live next door. They are always happy to receive guest and invite them to a cup of coffee when they are home, or practice some Spanish. Give us a call! The NeighborhoodThe nearest shopping center ("downtown" Santa Elena) is about 3 miles away from the house. Along the way to Santa Elena you can find all kinds of restaurants, shops and information offices. The Monteverde Reserve entrance, is only 10 to 15 minutes walking from the house (about 800 meters). The best hikes are very early in the morning, between 5 and 6:30 am, or in the evenings after 4 pm, to observe birds. The Reserve is open from 7 am to 3 pm . Getting AroundA bus runs from 6 am to 4 pm between Monteverde and Santa Elena and back. You will find a bus schedule in the house once you are there. Taxi service between Santa Elena - Monteverde costs about $ 8, one way. Other Things to NoteWe can provide transportation to and from San Jose to Monteverde. Shared ($45 per person and private $170). Tourist attractions like zip lines, hanging bridges, coffee tours and similar usually provide transportation and they will pick and bring you back to the hotel close to the house. Let us know in advance and we can help you with information or reservations for this attractions or any other things to do in Monteverde.
      Home/Apartment
      Good
      48 reviews
      3br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceIt is surrounded by forests, a banana patch, fruit trees and green areas in an area known for its peace and purity. There will be someone to show the house to the guest upon arrival and there will be someone on call in case of any problems with the house, but there will not be anyone at the listing during the stay. This cozy house is located only two kilometers (1.3 miles) from the world renown Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and five kilometers (3.1 miles) from Santa Elena. It is within walking distance of several restaurants, coffee shops, a small supermarket, the Friends (Quakers) Meeting House, and the famous Monteverde Cheese Factory. There is a public bus that runs twice a day between the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Santa Elena. There are also taxis that can be called at any time. There is also a small rest area to read, listen to music, meditate, or simply relax. Guest AccessGuests have access to the entire house. Interaction with GuestsGuests will be met upon arrival and there will be someone on call in case of any problem with the house, but there will not anyone on the premises during the guests stay. The NeighborhoodLocated only two kilometers (1.3 miles) from the world renown Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and four kilometers (2.5 miles) from Santa Elena. It is within walking distance of several restaurants, coffee shops, a small supermarket, the Friends (Quakers) Meeting House, and the famous Monteverde Cheese Factory. Getting AroundPublic bus runs between the Cloud Forest Reserve and Santa Elena twice a day and there are taxis on call at any time. Other Things to NoteThere is also a small rest area to read, listen to music, meditate, or simply relax.
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      Excellent
      121 reviews
      1br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceYour own private home right in the Cloud forest open concept with private spaces perfect for a couple self sufficient and within walking distance of restaurants and stores, half way between Monteverde and Santa Elena Described as, "feels like a retreat, a little paradise." light, bright, cozy. Guest Access A unique home away from home I bedroom, 2 bathrooms shower and tub full kitchen washing machine outdoor fireplace Interaction with GuestsWE don't interact with our guest because we are in Canada but you will be greeted by our by special local friends Geraldina and Leslie Coralles The NeighborhoodThe road up to the house is rocky and you need to have a car with good clearance. Getting AroundThere is parking a parking space the top of the path leading down to the house. Other Things to Notethe stair case has no railing .. careful.. The "path" down to the house is rustic path through the forest and does not lend itself well to heavy pull along suitcases. We do not always have regular internet service so advise that you plan to go to a local café or restaurant if you need to use wifi
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      The SpaceHotel Heliconia has been decorated with a fine wood finish, all contributing to the home like ambiance. Here you will find a finely decorated restaurant and bar featuring an international menu, amazing walking trails and numerous jacuzzis found around the property that can fit 2 to 5 people- great for a romantic night for two, or a few drinks with friends. All rooms come with all the amenities like flat screen tv with cable, beautiful spacious bathrooms, fresh towels, coffee maker and balconies with sitting area. All contributing to make your stay at Hotel Holiconia a very comfortable and memorable one. Whether you are looking to relax or be active, Hotel Heliconia has something for everyone. Guest AccessTours information Transportation Restaurant Interaction with GuestsAlways.. you have to live this experience in Monteverde The NeighborhoodMonteverde cloud forest. Getting AroundJeep Boat Jeep Public Transportation Please, contact us. Other Things to NoteThese rooms are our more basic rooms but are very spacious and contain a large double bed, coffee maker, spacious bathroom, safety deposit box and a beautiful balcony with sitting area and amazing views of Monteverde.
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      The SpaceThis home has an excellent because it is close to all the places to visit in Monteverde Interaction with Guestswe always like to be very aware is to help our guests in all that they need to so they can know more about Monteverde. Getting AroundIn my neighborhood you can move walking or by taxi as it is very easy access to everything.
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      The SpaceLa privacidad y la atención familiar!!! Guest AccessLos huespedes pueden acceder al internet inalambrico, nuestra cocina, area de relax, patio, etc!!! Interaction with GuestsLo necesario para hacerlos sentir comodos y que se sientan como en familia!!! The NeighborhoodLa tranquilidad y la naturaleza. Getting AroundHay bus publico, taxis, etc.
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      3br Home/Apartment
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      The SpaceCasa Jaguarundi is located at the heart of the original Monteverde Community. The two story house has living room with a cathedral ceiling which gives is a spacious "airy" feeling, an important attribute in a cloud forest area that has a fairly high annual rainfall. The total floor space of the house is 2,400 sq ft, with plenty of room outside to romp around in. The kitchen is fully furnished with appliances and utensils, including a refrigerator, stove w/oven, microwave French press and blender. All of the bathrooms (3) are stocked with towels, and all of the bedrooms have sheets and blankets provided for sleeping. The master bedroom downstairs has a king size bed, with an in-suite bathroom, and a walk-in closet. The main bedroom upstairs has two queen size beds, a walk-in closet and a semi in-room bath. The second bedroom upstairs has a queen size bed as well as a single bed and closet. Skylights and large windows brighten the space naturally, and help exhibit the beautiful tropical hardwoods that highlight the rooms. The floors, floor joyce and rafters are also comprised of tropical hardwoods, some of which belong to the mahogany family. Off of the living room there is a corner area futon, which is the perfect place for relaxing with a good book. A similar area is available on the second floor. The downstairs wifi provides a strong signal throughout the house. Guests should visit at least one of the local nature preserves. There are plenty of other nearby local attractions as well. It's worthwhile checking out the live bat exhibit at the Bat Jungle, as well as the chocolate tour at Cafe Caburé. CASEM is a women's cooperative that sells local hand-crafted goods. Other activities include bird-watching, hiking, and zip-lining. Guest AccessGuests have access to free parking (own entrance driveway), a telephone (local calls only), laundry service, and internet with wifi. Small dogs (toy size) may be allowed under special circumstances, with an extra fee, plus a security deposit. Smoking is not allowed. Interaction with GuestsCasa Jaguarundi is owned by Susana Salas, a conservationist and sea turtle researcher. She is the source of a wealth of information about the area, which she generously shares with her guests. Susana is available at nearby Cabure – Restaurant and Chocolate Shop, for chats and local information. Susana lives next door (50 yards away) to Casa Jaguarundi. The NeighborhoodCasa Jaguarundi is located at the center of Monteverde's original Quaker community, only 100 yards from the entrance to the Children's Eternal Rain Forest. The area is best described as a rural forested area. There are three nature preserves located nearby, two within walking distance. Wild animals occasionally roam nearby. Agoutis, as well as coatimundis, are quite common and are starting to lose their fear of humans. Other visitors have included black guans, trogons, mouse opossums, white-faced monkeys and brocket deer. There is even a large leaf-cutter ant colony fairly close to the premises. There are plenty of attractions in the immediate area. It's worthwhile checking out the live bat exhibit at the Bat Jungle, as well as the chocolate tour at Cafe Caburé. CASEM is a women's cooperative that sells local hand-crafted goods. Getting AroundPublic transportation is available to and from the nearest town, Santa Elena (3 times a day), as well as to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Private taxis are also readily available. Other Things to NoteSusana Salas, is also the owner of Café Caburé, one of the best restaurants in Monteverde. Café Caburé also has a chocolate shop that makes wonderful chocolate bars and truffles. A chocolate tour is offered 2 times a day.
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      The SpaceA rustic cabin on an off grid, working organic farm near Monteverde. The cabin has two bunk beds, one of which is a double bed on the bottom. The cabin has a bathroom with hot water shower, use of a shared kitchen, and a great view. The bunkhouse is a simple, yet comfy cabin. Built with views in mind, one wall is all windows. Guests can harvest reasonable amounts of organic vegetables from the garden, swim in the spring fed swimming pond, use the outdoor pizza oven, fish in the fishing ponds, hike the trails, all included. Horseback riding can be arranged for small parties at an additional charge. This is a working dairy farm. Guests can watch the process and perhaps milk a cow by hand. When we are not traveling the world, we are on the farm and happy to engage with our guests. When we are not here, we have a knowledgeable local manager for the house. Our farm is in the San Luis Valley below Monteverde. By car we are about 20 minutes from the Monteverde Quaker Meeting and the Monteverde Reserve. We are 30 minutes from the tourist center of Santa Elena. On foot we are about an hour from the Monteverde center up a steep but very pretty 4x4 road. Guests should have their own transportation (4 wheel drive suggested always and required in the rainy season) or be strong and enthusiastic hikers. Querencia is off the grid. We generate our own power with a micro-hydro turbine. We generate our own cooking gas with a biodigester, we grow all of our own meats and vegetables. Cows are milked twice daily by hand and milk is carried to the Monteverde cheese factory on horseback. Our guests have the opportunity to see and participate in a wonderful sustainable lifestyle. Guest AccessGuests can harvest reasonable amounts of organic vegetables from the garden, swim in the spring fed swimming pond, use the outdoor pizza oven, fish in the fishing ponds, hike the trails, all included. Horseback riding can be arranged for small parties at an additional charge. This is a working dairy farm. Guests can watch the process and perhaps milk a cow by hand. Interaction with GuestsWhen we are not traveling the world, we are on the farm and happy to engage with our guests. When we are not here, we have a knowledgeable local manager for the house. The NeighborhoodOur farm is in the San Luis Valley below Monteverde. By car we are about 20 minutes from the Monteverde Quaker Meeting and the Monteverde Reserve. We are 30 minutes from the tourist center of Santa Elena. On foot we are about an hour from the Monteverde center up a steep but very pretty 4x4 road. Getting AroundGuests should have their own transportation (4 wheel drive and good clearance preferred) or be strong and enthusiastic hikers. Other Things to NoteQuerencia is off the grid. We generate our own power with a micro-hydro turbine. We generate our own cooking gas with a biodigester, we grow all of our own meats and vegetables. Cows are milked twice daily by hand and milk is carried to the Monteverde cheese factory on horseback. Our guests have the opportunity to see and participate in a wonderful sustainable lifestyle.
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      This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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      3br house
        This cozy house is located only two kilometers (1.3 miles) from the world renown Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and five kilometers (3.1 miles) from Santa Elena. It is within walking distance of several restaurants, coffee shops, a small supermarket, the Friends (Quakers) Meeting House, and the famous Monteverde Cheese Factory.It is surrounded by forests, a banana patch, fruit trees and green areas in an area known for its peace and purity. The house has two rooms each with one double bed and one room with a double and a single bed, which share a full bathroom with hot water. Also a spacious kitchen, a small dinning area, living room with cable TV and internet and a wood heater to warm the cool Monteverde evenings. A perfect place to spend time with friends or as a couple!There is also a small rest area to read, listen to music, meditate, or simply relax.To wake to the sound of the bird singing in the heart and peace of Monteverde is what this beautiful house offers you!
        cottage
        Excellent
        7 reviews
        3br cottage
          Melvin and Saray welcome you to Monteverde! Melvin's House grew out of our family's desire to share our home life with visitors from around the world. Melvin is a naturalist who is native to Monteverde, and who has raised his family here. Melvin was born and raised in a large Costa Rican pioneer family who came to the San Luis Valley to make a new life outside of the capital city. At Melvin's House, surrounded by rolling pastures, clear mountain streams, and the cloud forest alive with sounds and color, you will experience a warm, family environment. We welcome you to explore with wonder and excitement the rich cloud forest environment surrounding our home. We hope to transmit our love of nature to you during your stay and that this brings you to a better knowledge of yourself and of your connection to the natural world.
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          The Space"La Perezosa" has a convenient parking space right next to it. There's a porch with two old but comfortable rocking chairs to enjoy the view, the forest and the wildlife surrounding it. There is a living room with a sofa and a dinning room for four people. There is also a spacious fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room right behind it. The bedroom has a Queen size bed and a folding bunk bed is kept on the wall of the room just in case. The bathroom is inside the bedroom and it has a shower heater. The bedroom has a large window on the east side to watch the sunsets. The whole cabin was restored with cypress boards creating a cozy, bright and warm environment. Behind the laundry room, in back of the cabin, there is a space to hang the laundry if there is a sunny day. A small rustic house in the woods with all the basics. But this home and all other three homes at Green Paradise Homes have something no other place in the Monteverde area can offer, location!!!!!!! This home is located in the middle of Green Paradise Ecological Preserve with access to all the trails, climbing trees and the best view on the Pacific Slope of Monteverde seen at the Observation Deck and professional guided walks on day or at night time. This home is also located in the middle of the Monteverde community near special landmarks, two other preserves, a hummingbird gallery, the Quaker Meeting House and School, Historica Monteverde Museum, and much more. Guest AccessYou are welcome to walk on your own on all trails, climb the trees on day time ONLY. At night we request our guest to go with one of our GUIDES, take as many pictures as you want with NO FLASH and please share as many pictures and positive comments as you wish on our Green Paradise Ecological Preserve tripadvisor page. Upon request our guests may even become involved in supporting some of the local activities we manage or help such as; Research (we are currently working on identification of all mushroom species, specially the ones that are bioluminescent), the Monteverde Jr. Rangers who start at the age of 4 learning about the environment and how to protect it and live environmentally friendly among many other things and the local High School Marching Band that has no financial support and no support from most professors either. You may volunteer, donate equipment such as musical instruments, binoculars, spotting scopes, LED flashlights, digital cameras to help get data, magnifying glasses, waterproof research materials, and so much more than may be impossible to get here or extremely expensive for locals. The NeighborhoodThis private preserve is protected so only few houses are located in it. There are two houses that are used by the owners and one is used by a naturalist guide. None of the houses can be seen from the main road so unless you live here you can't tell there are houses within the forest. We all help protect the forest and live in an environmentally friendly manner. This is one of the reasons we only recommend a few local but trustworthy taxi drivers in the property. If you need their services we will provide their personal phone numbers for you. They may run any errand for our guests an you can trust them completely. We also have a local family who runs a shuttle bus service all over the country and we recommend their services and they have a lower fee for all our guests too. The owner and the naturalist guide are always available if any of our guests needs anything or has some questions. We recommend the original Monteverde area activities that are environmentally friendly and within cloud forests. If you are seeking adventure we may recommend a few places that are not in Monteverde but near by and that we consider provide safe and professional services and will also benefit local families fairly. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and The Original Canopy Tour. We are strategically located in the heart of the Monteverde community so you may walk to Lucky Guindon's house (one of the original Quakers from Fairhope, Alabama, who settled here in April 19th 1951 and named this place Monteverde) and purchase some of her beautiful Fig tree prints. Walk to the Friends School for meetings on Sunday morning or Wednesday morning. Visit the Historica Monteverde Museum, movie theater and the largest 3D map of Costa Rica and create your own indigenous pottery all in one place. They have the best prices and the most beautiful Indigenous Pottery in the whole country made locally. Visit the farming community of San Luis and enjoy one of the best coffee tours in a real traditional Costa Rican way, El Cafetal. This is also the cheapest place to get your high quality Costa Rican coffee. Enjoy some pastry or delicious meal at Stella's Bakery or do some souvenir shopping at one of the only "local" artists' shop, CASEM. There is also a traditional Costa Rican restaurant inside CASEM where the meals are not expensive and a wooden oven gives each meal a truly local flavor. This place is called "Grandma's Spoon" (La cuchara de mi abuela) because the meals are prepared and served in such traditional Costa Rican way. Visit and enjoy a great tour at the Bat Jungle and you may meet Batman, the owner who has a PHD on Bats, too. There is a delicious Chocolate tour at Cabure, a highly recommended Restaurant right upstairs from the Bat Jungle . Tramonti's Restaurant is right across from the Bat Jungle and it is the only true Italian Restaurant in the area. Delight yourself at the Monteverde Cheese Factory and book a tour. The famous and privately owned Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve is within walking distance from Green Paradise Homes, just about 1K away from Historica Monteverde, the museum, up the road. A small market place is down the road after the cheese factory where you may find essential items, veggies and fruits called Whole Foods and it is right across Stella's Bakery. Curicancha is also another cloud forest you may like to visit next to the Cheese Factory within walking distance from Green Paradise Homes and Green Paradise Ecological Preserve. The hummingbird Gallery is a souvenir shop that has feeders outside and you may see the hipper birds for free right outside but don't forget to check the souvenir shop and watch their photo gallery inside. This place is located right before the private preserve at the end of the road. The Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is owned by the local public high school and it is located on the other side of the continental divide so you may need a cab or your own car to visit. They are cheaper than the Monteverde Private Preserve near us and they have far less people visiting daily. If you visit that side of the continental divide we strongly recommend to try visiting Mirador San Gerardo after the Santa Elena Reserve which is located lower and to the right of the reserve. They have a magnificent restaurant and the best view on the Caribbean side of the Continental Divide. In a clear day you may see not only the Arenal Lake and volcano but all the other volcanoes on the north part of the country and the Nicaraguan lake. Even if it is a cloudy day, they offer the only waterfall tour in the area for a fare price and the beauty of that cloud forest from the Caribbean side is enchanting. They have 5 waterfalls all together and since you are already on that side of the divide you might as well get the best of it. This is a very beautiful place, perhaps one of the best on the Caribbean side of the area and the best view of the Caribeean side and yet very few people visit and are aware of it. All activities on the Caribbean side of the continental divide will always tend to be wet because that's the way it is on that side of the mountain in this cloud forest. The Pacific side is a bit less rainy. After joining some activities up on both sides of the Continental Divide, the best Pacific View at Green Paradise Ecological Preserve's Observation Deck and the best Caribbean view at San Gerardo, you are ready for a warmer climate and a relaxing private tour at La Lindora Hot Springs just a couple of miles down the road from us. This Costa Rican family will offer transportation round trip from Green Paradise Homes to their place and a short but pleasant horse back riding tour to their very own Hot Springs pools right next to this majestic river that comes straight from the top of the mountain where you are staying at. When you book a tour with this family it will be completely private and at the end the Grandma will invite you in her home so you may enjoy a snack she prepares for you. Remember that the original and only Monteverde area has no paved roads so there is no town here. The town down the road, Santa Elena, is not part of Monteverde. Those are totally different communities were no cloud forests can be found at all because they are low on the slope and they may have Pacific Dry Forest only. Nevertheless many "information places" down in those communities will try to sell you tours because they make lots of money out of it and they will misinform any one in order to get money. Most of those tours are not in any cloud forests because they are not located in Monteverde and too many of them feed animals so you may see them during their "night Hikes" and most visitors will never know that they helped feed wildlife or that they never made it to Monteverde or that they never went to the a cloud forest at all. If you need information in that town, visit the tourists chamber so that you don't get rip off. They will provide information of many things in Monteverde and many other places that are not Monteverde and with no cloud forests perhaps and some not environmentally friendly activities because everyone is related there so they have no choice but, at least you won't get rip off. The best thing to do is to contact the company yourself and ask for their "rack" price "commission free" so you don't end up paying way more. If you would like to eat outside the Monteverde Area and go down to the Cerro Plano or Santa Elena communities there are some few places we may recommend for taste, service, quality and cleanliness: Arrecifes is the best Sea Food restaurant in the area less than 3 Ks down the road in Cerro Plano. The Green is a very healthy and delicious Mongolian Style Restaurant at the shopping center on the second floor. It is great for any one including vegetarians. Their options are very tasty and steamed in most dishes but not all. Right below The Green is "the Garden of Eden", perhaps the one of the best Vegan restaurants in the planet. Every thing is delicious and nutritious, environmentally friendly and you won't believe that the ice creams of so many flavors are vegan at all. Try their desserts and everything you may eat is completely "guilt" free. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, Mediterranean dishes, all of it is just too good to resist. Give it a try, specially if you are not vegan. Down in Santa Elena, there is Mar y Tierra a restaurant located right above the famous, cheap and delicious Jimenez Bakery. This is a small family restaurant but exquisite. There's also a traditional Costa Rican meal place in that town name "Tico y Rico" with many tasty good choices. Around this area, including the areas near Monteverde that do not belong to Monteverde at all such as Santa Elena, Cerro Plano, Cañitas, Los Llanos, La Cruz, Los Olivos, San Bosco, etc., there are many activities for visitors that we personally know and recommend or do not recommend at all. For instance, San Bosco Orchid Garden is a great place to go for all those who love plants, specially orchids. The owners, Grettel and her family share part of their property with few visitors each year to show all the orchids species you can't see in the forest because they are tiny or up in the tree tops. They are located about 10 ks away from us in Monteverde but it is worth it. Down in the Santa Elena half a block town, there is only one souvenir we recommend that also has a pharmacy and a great place to purchase the extra clothes you didn't bring, like a jacket, long pants, shoes, etc., VITOSI. A beautiful two story building with a nice store that offers almost anything you may need including a pharmacy. Then there is Woods, a perfect place to find wooden sculptures right across the street. Casa de Arte is located in Cerro Plano, about 3 Ks away from us in Monteverde and that beautiful property on the right side of the road has some of the prettiest local art items for you to take home as truly local souvenirs. Upon arrival you will find a folder with information about each of these activities so you may make all the arrangements. We do suggest you make reservations before you arrive because some places may not be available when you come due to all the tourists in the area. Getting AroundThere is a list of taxi drivers that will be provided to our guests in case they need a transportation service. We only recommend a handful of taxi drivers who we completely trust and allow in the property. These are honest individuals who will make sure you get the best price for the service and who are honest and will do you any favors you may need regarding transportation any where in the country. Other Things to NoteWe have been supporting the Monteverde Jr. Rangers since 1993 because of the different cultural barriers found in the Santa Elena community where there's no equal opportunities for kids nor women. We have supported their sports program, camping skills program, music program, research activities, and lately their Medical Corps Cadets program. The marching band is actually a Dancing Band with very old instruments and almost no support due to the lack of knowledge and interest in music by those in power at school. We support theses kids because they are talented and deserve a chance to prove that music can change lives. Besides down in the Santa Elena community most kids have never been exposed to real music opportunities and once they do, they long for more but there are very few chances and not cheap ones.
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          The SpaceThe two-bedroom apartment contains one full-sized bed, and one twin bed in each room. There is a bathroom in each with hot water. The apartment is equipped with a kitchen and all the cooking utensils, microwave, refrigerator, living/dining area and a balcony. Guest AccessFree Breakfast Free WiFi in the rooms Free Parking Information Desk Interaction with GuestsOur family has lived in the Monteverde area for over 35 years and we will be happy to recommend various restaurants, activities, and galleries to make your stay more enjoyable. We live in the same property and we provide free breakfast every morning from 6:30 am to 9:00 am Getting AroundWe are locate along the road between the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (1.5 kilometers) and the town of Santa Elena (3 kilometers). A taxi ride from the town has a cost of about $8 each way and there is a public bus that runs from the town of Santa Elena to the Monteverde Cloud Forest reserve every day between 6:30 am and 4:00 pm most activities in the area also offer transportation from our location and we will be happy to assist with reservations.
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          The SpaceThis is a beautiful house built with love in the early 50's by Hubert and Mildred Mendenhall, two of the original Quaker settlers, and all of their children were born here. My family, the Lowthers, purchased the house and property in 1970. The property is now the Curi-Cancha Reserve and I am very proud that we are able to protect this gorgeous cloud forest and support a large number of local families in an environmentally friendly way. The spacious living room with soaring Cedro beams and huge windows looks out on the forest and the large deck. Note the original party line telephone on the wall as you enter. That party line phone no longer operates (although there is a nice wireless modern phone and wifi) as there is no party line to be part of, but we love the way it looks. Linens are provided. I've left a guitar that you are welcome to use and also a number of games: Monopoly, Catan, Code Names, and several decks of cards. The house has WiFi, full kitchen with extras such as toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, rice maker, and crock pot. The house also has a washing machine, clothes dryer, and indoor garage. There is a bidet in the bathroom. I am working on getting the jacuzzi pump repaired but for now it is just a tub and hot shower. 65 years: that's old for a wooden house in a tropical cloud forest. Constant love and care keep it going. Please let us know if anything needs attention. Guest AccessYou have complete use of the 9 rooms and large yard of the house. Guests staying in the house also enjoy a discount on entrance fee to Curi-Cancha Reserve. If you would like a guide (and I HIGHLY recommend that you take one as you will see and learn far more on your walk) you will need to give Mauricio Ramirez, the operator of Curi Cancha Reserve, some advance notice by phone or email and he will set a guide up for you. You will have to pay your guide separately for his services as the guides are independent contractors and not my employees. Interaction with GuestsThe house is very quiet and private at the end of a long lane. You will not see me as I will be in Baltimore, but Beatriz Salazar, owner/operator of the Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop (the best coffee shop in town: see TripAdvisor), lives in a house a hundred meters away and also manages this house. She will be happy to help you with any questions or needs. We have a groundskeeper who takes care of the house, grounds, and property and he will be happy to help if you need more firewood or anything else. The NeighborhoodWe are in the heart of the original Quaker settlement of Monteverde. Located ON the Curi-Cancha Reserve about halfway between Santa Elena (3 km) where most shops are, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve (3 km). We are easy walking distance from several stores and restaurants that are in the center of Monteverde. Getting AroundThe local shuttle bus route passes the end of the lane, about 150 meters from the house. The bus runs several times a day. Taxis are readily available in the area. Other Things to NotePlease check in at Cafe Orquideas (Cafe Orchid Coffee Shop) to pick up keys.
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          Your private vacation home in the Tree Tops in Monteverde's Cloud Forest. The artistic charming house locates off road in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde between the reserve of Monteverde and the village of St. Elena - sitting in the Canopy. Sleeps 10
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          The SpaceSu entorno, es 100% natural, con gran diversidad ecológica. La tranquilidad del área y las paz que se respira y muy seguro. La casa acoge muy bien 6 personas. Guest AccessWifi, exelente calidad de agua, transporte público, caminatas recreativas al parque National Reserva Monteverde, Curi Cancha Reserva, parques temáticos, cafeterías, restaurantes, galería de colibrí, asistencia médica privada-pública, servicio de guía, supermercados, galerías de arte, bancos. Interaction with GuestsUna atención personalizada e intercambio cultural, asistencia a sus necesidades de ubicación y actividades a realizar en la zona. Durante el alojamiento me encuentro generalmente cerca. The NeighborhoodLa tranquilidad y fuera de zona ruidosa, no bares, vecindario pequeño y rodeado de ambiente natural. Es especial para personas que quieren escapar de sus grandes ciudades, vida de corre -corre, y el acercamiento a una vida natural y saludable. Getting AroundHay un bus público durante el día y taxis durante la noche. Tenemos un parqueo en el área con seguridad. Si el huésped solicita un servicio de transporte desde el aeropuerto se le puede brindar. Other Things to NoteDentro de la comunidad de Monteverde, existen actividades de índole espiritual variadas, Cuákeras, Testigos de Jehová, Evangélicos . Una comunidad científica muy amplia.
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          The Space100 % Nature and wildlife ! Guest AccessWIFI, restaurants, coffee shop, guides, walks,riding horse,laundry,national park Monteverde, Curi Cancha Reserve, public and private health service, supermarkets, hummingbird gallery, banks, art gallery, women's cooperative-artisan, spa, schools, public bus, taxi. Interaction with GuestsI like to show the biodiversity of the place, through guided walks in the parks of attraction. And tell the story of this place, the first travelers and grandparents. The Neighborhoodpeace around ...nature and wildlife in a small world in the middle of the mountains, where you find relaxation for your soul. Getting AroundPublic bus, taxi, bycicle, carcar, walk. Other Things to Notecommunity with spiritual activities; Quakers, Jehovah's Witnesses, evangelical scientific community, if you want to visit a Quaker family, ask for the option.
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          This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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          This small unique little house is in the heart of the Monteverde, right outside of the Bajo del Tigre private reserve (less than 500 mts). You will be awakened by the chants of the Bell Birds and see a beautiful sunset of the canopy of the forest.
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          Located in Santa Elena, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Bat Jungle and Friends Meeting House. Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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          Situated in Monteverde, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Friends Meeting House. Bat Jungle and Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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            Melvin and Saray welcome you to Monteverde !.Melvin's House grew out of our family's desire to share our Home life with visitors from around the wold. A natural environment, very close to National Park, contact with the Forest, safe and very quiet. Melvin is a naturalist who is native to Monteverde, and who has raised his family here. Tranquility and peace.
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            El lugarA diferencia de otros alojamientos en la zona, GUARUMO se encuentra dentro de la reserva y puedes ver gran cantidad de pájaros y animales del bosque nuboso. Cuenta con Jacuzzi, varias chimeneas, disco y anfiteatro. Servicios disponibles para los huéspedesA solo varios pasos de la casa se pueden accesar a gran variedad de restaurantes, cafeterías, supermercados orgánicos y ventas de souvenirs. Atención a los huéspedesLa propiedad incluye servicio de limpieza permanente y personal que se encargará de asistirlos con las chimeneas, fuentes de agua caliente y servicios de tours. El BarrioMonteverde se encuentra a menos de 1,5 kilómetros de Santa Elena. En este pueblito hay gran variedad de restaurantes y vida nocturna. Cómo moverseEs conveniente alquilar su propio coche. Sin embargo hay un excelente sistema de transporte desde San José ida y vuelta. Y la mayoría de tours de la zona ofrecen servicio de transporte incluido en sus tarifas y los recogen y dejan en la casa. Desde la casa se puede caminar directo al bosque. Para tener en cuentaLa zona cuenta con gran variedad de entretenimiento, tales como teleférico, canopys, bungees, observatorios de aves y murciélagos, serpentarios, y tours de café y chocolate. Se puede hacer rafting y gran variedad de deportes extremos. Caminatas a lagos, ríos, cataratas, cavernas y volcanes.
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              modern house, excellent cleanliness and peace in the forest. If you want to experience a room in a primary forest with giant trees, your house is RoseWood. Haunted House with large windows which make the visitor feel stay in the forest . Discover the animals that visit the garden and the sounds of birds, it is a pleasure.
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              The Trapp Family Lodge has 26 rooms. Superirores 14 rooms located in the main building, next to the bar and restaurant area, and 12 mountain suite type rooms which are located in a second building located adjacent to the main building. Each superior room has 2 Queen beds and forest view, cable TV. Rooms Mountain suites has 2 queen beds, cable TV, and a view of the Monteverde Reserve. The Hotel Restaurant offers international cuisine service. We also offer tours reservation service for the various activities offered.
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              The hotel is set on a lush, well-manicured property where guests can enjoy the environment of Monteverde Cloud Forest from their very own front door. An on-site restaurant serves up a tasty combination of local and international food, while the adjoining bar mixes, pops and uncorks a great variety of beverages. A complimentary breakfast is available every morning, and occasionally, local musicians will come and play music for guests from the dining room. The hotel offers a game room is stocked with a foosball and ping-pong table.
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              Property Location When you stay at Hostel Monteverde Backpackers in Monteverde, you'll be within the vicinity of Selvatura Adventure Park. This hostel is within the region of Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Eco Zoo.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 5 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.Business, Other Amenities Free self parking is available onsite.
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                Green Paradise is a home rental service provided in one of the best properties in the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. We are just a few minutes away from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve. Our property is actually located in the heart of the Biological Corridor that runs from the Biological Preserve all the way down to the Pacific Ocean. This Corridor is a protected area that allows all the migratory animals to run free and save up and down the Pacific side of Monteverde. There are about 56 species of birds found in the property that don't go as high as the Preserve and are therefore found here and not up there. All together, Monteverde has about 480 species of birds, including 91 migratory species. One of the residents of our forest at Green Paradise is the long tailed Manakin that won't be found at any higher area than this. Our homes are fully equipped and may be rented for a couple of days or for several weeks, or ev en months. We are also near the Monteverde Cheese Factory, the San Luis Community and the waterfall, the largest local artisan shop in the area called CASEM and right next door to the Friend's School and Meeting House. The amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and the Nicoya Peninsula will take your breath away. You may rent one of our homes with that magnificent view or simply rent one surrounded by forest and hike down to see the view. We have over 2500 species of plants, 513 species of orchids, 134 species of mammals, 56 species of amphibians and 96 reptiles. Only 2% of the world is a Cloud Forest and you are more than welcome to pay a visit to ours. All our homes have a washer, a stove, an oven, a fridge, a coffeemaker, hot water, internet and telephone service, and all the supplies a home needs. Depending on the season you may go out and pick some oranges, limes, lemons, locusts, bananas, two different kinds of black berries, raspberries, guavas, coffee beans and other local fruits from our property. We have more than 20 years of experience in the area and are familiar with all the tours offer around here. So we will be more than glad to help you look for the best tours and get you the best prices so that you will have a save and great quality attention. If you are interested in helping the local families we will let you know which restaurants, shops and tours are done in the area that will benefit locals and not some big outsider corporation. Just give us a call and we can arrange all your transportation needs as well as tours in the country and even outside the country. We have a 24 hour emergency medical service and land and air transportation for emergencies only. And don't forget to bring a light rain jacket, closed shoes, and a camera so you take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but foot prints. Make your traveling time save and memorable.