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 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. It is a cozy m...
Claro de Luna
Nestled beside a family-owned horse farm, Hotel Claro de Luna is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the mountains of Monteverde. The lodge is a beautiful cedro wood house w...
Cloud Forest Lodge
Located in Costa Ricas Northern Tilaran Mountain Range, Province of Puntarenas at an altitude of 5000 feet above the sea level, where the continental divide between the Caribbean and the Pacific is located. ...
El Establo
El Establo is a 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. The hotel is owned by a Quaker...
Ficus Lodge
Ficus Lodge is a hotel located in the heart of Monteverde, near the center of Santa Elena.Beautiful gardens, large trees, trails throughout the property, a garden that provides us with most vegetables we use...
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...
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 Room, Bar and Restaurant whic...
Monteverde Country Lodge
Remodeled during 2010, Monteverde Country Lodge conjugates accessible lodging prices with the traditional Monteverde' s cozy-rustic style, providing our guests with comfortable facilities and a warm familiar...
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
While the construction of his own house was on, the idea to convert it into a small luxury hotel in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde came out, and after a lot of careful planning and hard work, the result was ...
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 ...