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Arco Iris Lodge offers a tranquil tropical retreat close to the center of the village of Santa Elena, Monteverde.

Shops and restaurants are found in easy walking distance. The hotel is located halfway between the Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserves and close to all other local attractions. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in planning adventures and excursions in the area during your stay.


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. We support the Code of Conduct for the protection of children.

We would like to share with you the good news that we recently adopted one of the last 300 Great Green Macaws in Costa Rica!

We have called her Wendy and she will be released into the wild at the end of the year in Manzanillo, where several of her kind have already been successfully reintroduced.
To find out more about Wendy and the project as a whole, please visit It's a truly worthwhile project which is run entirely by volunteers and urgently needs support. You can also book an appointment to take a tour around the project and see for yourself the wonderful work they are doing.


Arco Iris Lodge

Apartado (P.O. Box) 003-5655
Santa Elena de Monteverde
Costa Rica

tel.  (+506) 2645 50 67
fax.  (+506) 2645 50 22