Arco Iris Lodge is a tranquil tropical retreat close to the center of the village of Santa Elena, Monteverde.
Accommodation at our Monteverde Lodge is provided in well designed, comfortable cabins, constructed by local craftsmen using building materials from the surrounding area. Each of the twenty rooms has a private bathroom with hot water, a safe and a balcony or terrace. The cabins are set among carefully preserved forest fragments and landscaped gardens, where both ornamental and a variety of fruit trees abound, attracting many different species of birds and butterflies.
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We prepare a hearty and delicious buffet breakfast daily, featuring freshly prepared foods - some made from our own organic garden produce - representing a blend of European and Costa Rican cuisine. We also offer a late breakfast a la carte and hot and cold drinks throughout the day. Internet access is provided by a computer in the lobby and most of the cabins are covered by Wi-Fi.
Arco Iris Lodge is committed to sustainability and the support of local enterprises and organizations. We buy local and organic and from small producers whenever possible.
Situated between leftovers of an old coffee plantation and among areas of
old growth forest, we extended our gardens using mostly native ornamental
plants, but also with species from all over the tropics, bromelias,
heliconias, ferns, and lots of fruit trees. We harvest lemons and oranges,
tangerines, bananas, avocados, guavas and coffee.
Horses graze on the pasture above and the fragrance of orange blossoms and gardenias attracts lots of butterflies. A great variety of birds visit our gardens, eating the fruits of the banyantrees and wild avocados. Behind the kitchen we tend to a herb-and vegetable garden for fresh ingredients to use in our breakfast menu.