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.

Aguti Lodge & Reserve
Aguti Lodge & Reserve is located just 5 minutes from the center of Monteverde and adjacent to the Aguti reserve, has spacious rooms in five categories beautiful views of the Gulf o...
Located in the lush cloud forest of Costa Rica, located on the mountain tops of Monteverde. Hotel Belmar offers its guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonders, eleganc...
Claro de Luna
Hotel Claro de Luna is surrounded by beautiful landscapes overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya and the Monteverde Mountains. The hotel is a cedar wood house with a cozy atmosphere and de...
Cloud Forest Lodge
The hotel is an ecolodge. They focus on "GO-GREEN", which means they are respectful of the environment and nature. In other words, they have minimal or no damage to ecosystems or t...
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...
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 t...
The lodge offers a one of a kind panoramic view of Monteverde and the surrounding area. Hotel Heliconia has decorated with a fine wood fin...
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...
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 Ro...
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 perfec...
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...
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 stands...
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...
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 surrounde...