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Hotel in Monteverde

Only a 2 minutes walk from the center of Santa Elena, Monteverde, Hotel Arco Iris Lodge sits in a private realm of its own. The property spreads over 2.5 hectares of lushly planted hillside and is backed by protected forest.

Immaculately maintained stone pathways coil through the groomed gardens where you can watch a great variety of birds and other animals. Spread out on the property are twenty handsome, stone-and-hardwood cabins.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde, with its unique tropical flora and fauna, is one of the the best known and most visited areas in Costa Rica. The cloud forest reserve extends along the Cordillera de Tilaran at an altitude between 800 and 1,800 m, on the watershed between the Caribbean and Pacific. 

The mountains of Monteverde are often shrouded in mists, creating a fairytale wonderland replete with mosses, ferns, orchids and bromeliads. The thickets shelter an amazing variety of animals. Around 400 species of birds are found in Monteverde, including the enigmatic Quetzal.

Hotel Reviews:

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In town, but lots of greenery!

We enjoyed our 3 night stay here. Location was great-- right in the middle of town but once you were on the property it seemed like you were in a different locale. Walking distance to restaurants, stores, ATM, etc. Staff was extremely helpful-- can book any activity through them even on the same day.

Perfect Mountain Retreat

This is a beautiful, remarkably comfortable lodge with a great staff and location. My family was very impressed by the intelligence and talent that went into the design of our room. It feels like you are out in the country, yet you are just blocks away from the center of town. The breakfast was very good and the staff were intelligent and hugely helpful. Highly recommend this place-- really one of our favorites in Costa Rica.

Awesome Place to Stay!

I really loved this place! The grounds, my cabin, the cleanliness, the location, the food, the wildlife and customer service were all excellent. They were able to help me book some local tours which were all great! Highly recommend!

Met and exceeded expectations

We LOVED Arco Iris Lodge. The grounds are meticulously kept and beautiful, with lots of different wildlife to see. The location of the lodge is also ideal; it’s basically right beside Saint Elena, but up a small hill and on a large property

Fantastic Location

Although the location is one block off the mail road, you feel as though you are set away from all! The grounds are immaculate and lush with fruit and flowering trees and plants. We enjoyed being able to pick and eat oranges right from the trees.

Beautiful lodge with great service

This was our third visit to Arco Iris. It just keeps getting better! We love this place! The rustic cabins are clean and comfortable. The beautiful grounds are meticulously maintained. Although the lodge is only a block from downtown, it feels like you are out in the forest.

Beautiful retreat, lovely breakfast!

Our family stayed for one night here and loved every minute. It's a beautiful location nearby to the Cloud Forest. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The cabins were very quaint. The breakfast was also very good with a wide variety of options and delicious fruits. Overall I would highly recommend.

A beautiful place to stay

Great location right in the heart of the Santa Elena/Monteverde area, so we were able to walk to a variety of restaurants, attractions, and shops. Despite the central location, the hotel still felt remote and was very tranquil. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and provided a few areas for lounging