This high elevation rain forest offers miles of trails with excellent opportunities for bird watching.

 

Monteverde Cloud Forest was founded about 40 years ago by a small group of conservation-minded Quakers who were looking for a peaceful place to live. 

Its Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the most outstanding wild life sanctuaries in the tropics. This high elevation rain forest offers miles of trails with excellent opportunities for bird watching. 

The resplendent Quetzal is often sighted up here (mostly January to July). It is for this reason that more visitors are attracted to this private reserve than to any other in Costa Rica.

Monteverde Cloud Forest offers a wide range of hotel accommodation options that include everything from moderate hotels to deluxe and secluded mountain lodges.

Belmar
Belmar Hotel is a family owned and operated hotel nestled in the mountains, adjacent to the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest, internationally known as one of the worlds premiere wildlife sanctuaries. The worl...
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$180
Claro de Luna
Belmar Hotel is a family owned and operated hotel nestled in the mountains, adjacent to the amazing Monteverde Cloud Forest, internationally known as one of the worlds premiere wildlife sanctuaries. The worl...
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$65
Cloud Forest Lodge
Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge lies on 72 acres of natural cloud forest, in the magical Santa Elena area, surrounded by primary and secondary forest and 5 kms of private trails wher...
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$102
El Establo
El Establo is a free smoking hotel located in the heart of the conservation area of Monteverde, Costa Rica, 7 kms from the Santa Elena Rain Forest and 4 kms from the Monteverde Cloud Forest.  Set in a priva...
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$225
Ficus Lodge
Ficus Hotel is located in the heart of Monteverde, near the center of Santa Elena town. With its cozy spacious 20 rooms, beautiful gardens, large trees, trails throughout the property, a garden that ...
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$153
Heliconia
The lodge offers a one of a kind panoramic view of Monteverde and the surrounding area. Hotel Heliconia has decorated with a fine wood finish, all contributing to the home like ambiance. It is locate...
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$110
Los Pinos
Established in 1987, a family-friendly and highly sustainable lodging facilities. Enjoy these fully equipped cabins, immersed in mind-soothing nature, surrounded by beautiful native gardens and exube...
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$95
Montaña Monteverde
Located in the Pacific Province of Puntarenas at 4.500 feet above the sea level, Hotel de Montaña Monteverde offers 42 comfortable rooms as well as a Jacuzzi, Sauna, Conference Room, Bar and Restaurant whic...
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$82
Monteverde Country Lodge
Located less than 10 minutes away from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and in a walk-able distance from Santa Elena Downtown, Monteverde Country Lodge is the perfect option for those who are ...
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$102
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Located within 15 minutes from the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the Monteverde Lodge offers upscale accommodation for the sophisticated naturalist who is looking for extra comfort. The hotel has b...
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$267
Poco a Poco
Hotel Poco a Poco is perched up in the Tilaran Mountain Range in the area of Monteverde. The hotel started with just 5 rooms, then Little by Little, as the name of the hotel stan...
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$164
Senda
Senda is a mountain and cloud forest retreat in Costa Rica, just a stone’s throw from the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Reflecting the warmth and spirit of mountain life, this upscale hotel creat...
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$249
Trapp Family Lodge
The Trapp Family Lodge is strategically set in a small private reserve just a few minutes away from the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Lodge is in a small private reserve surrounded by a paradise of flora and ...
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$137