Hotels in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Stay in Monteverde: The Jewel of Cloud Forests

Nestled in Costa Rica’s lush mountains, Monteverde is a nature lover’s paradise. Renowned for its breathtaking cloud forests, the area boasts a vibrant ecosystem and incredible biodiversity. This ecotourism hotspot draws adventurers and naturalists from around the globe. Heralded as the jewel of cloud forests by National Geographic, Monteverde cloud forest offers endless exploration. Hike through misty trails, encounter diverse wildlife, and witness breathtaking landscapes. Discover hidden waterfalls, explore enchanting reserves, and delve into the region’s fascinating history. Monteverde’s cool climate and stunning scenery captivated a group of Quakers in the 1950s. These pacifists, seeking a haven for their values, established a community that now thrives alongside a vibrant Costa Rican population. Today, the town offers a unique blend of culture, adventure, and breathtaking natural beauty.

Best Things to Do in Monteverde

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a must-visit for naturalists and adventurers. Explore the cool, misty forest dominated by moss-covered trees, home to diverse wildlife including monkeys, coatimundis, agoutis, and the stunning Resplendent Quetzal. Hike the 5 km guided trail and immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this unique ecosystem. One of the best Monteverde hotels to stay at and enjoy this famous reserve is Hotel Belmar.

The Children’s Eternal Rainforest (El Bosque Eterno de los Niños)

This vast rainforest, funded by children worldwide, protects a vibrant ecosystem. Explore its lush trails, encounter diverse wildlife, and witness a legacy of young minds shaping a better future. Perfectly situated among Monteverde Hotels to explore the area is Cala Lodge.

Santa Elena Reserve

Owned by Santa Elena High School, this 6 km nature trail immerses you in the mysteries of the cloud forest. Witness the dedication to wildlife corridors, crucial for Resplendent Quetzals, pumas, jaguars, and countless other creatures. Encounter the Black Guan, Silver-throated Tanager, and Fiery-throated Hummingbird as you explore this vital ecosystem. With its prime location and excellent amenities, Trapp Family Lodge is the perfect choice for exploring Monteverde famous nature reserves.

Sky Tram, Sky Trek & Sky Walk

Soar through the rainforest on exhilarating zip lines, marvel at stunning views from hanging bridges, and spot diverse wildlife. Sky Adventures offers unforgettable experiences for all ages in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. We recommend your stay at Monteverde Lodge for an unforgettable local experience.

Aguti Reserve Monteverde

Unwind on easy trails offering stunning Pacific views. Aguti, near Santa Elena, boasts diverse wildlife & research initiatives. Local guides lead the way to sloths, monkeys, & toucans. Less crowded, this private reserve awaits! Among the finest Monteverde accommodations in the area, you’ll find Senda Monteverde is perfect for an immersive experience in the cloud forest!

El Tigre Waterfalls

Just outside Monteverde, El Tigre Waterfalls offer a 3-hour adventure. Hike through rainforest, swim in natural pools, and cross hanging bridges. Enjoy horseback riding or 4×4 sections and breathtaking volcano views! Hotel and Spa Poco a Poco is one of the top Monteverde hotels for exploring all the region has to offer.

Cerro Pinocho Secret Spot!

Unwind after a Monteverde adventure at Cerro Pinocho, a secret lookout point offering breathtaking sunset views and panoramic vistas of the Pacific coast. Just 20 minutes away, this hidden gem boasts tranquility and stunning scenery. Enjoy wine and cheese as you soak in the beauty of Guanacaste’s dry lowlands and Puntarenas. Experience Monteverde´s unique character from the comfort of the charming Fonda Vela Hotel.

Guided night tour refuge at Curicancha

Located in the heart of Monteverde, Curi-Cancha Reserve protects 86 hectares of tropical cloud forest. Explore 7 km of trails, encountering diverse flora and fauna. At night, witness an enchanting world of mammals, insects, and birds. We recommend El Establo as an ideal Monteverde hotel for your gateway adventure and local discovery.

Cultural Tours in Monteverde

Don Juan Coffee Tour

Embark on a delicious journey through Monteverde’s treasured flavors! Learn the history, traditions, and cultural significance of coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane – Costa Rica’s most celebrated products. Discover their processing secrets and indulge in tastings, all amidst the breathtaking Monteverde cloud forest. Heliconia Hotel is one of the best options among Monteverde hotels, close to exploring the local cultural tours.

The Women’s Cooperative of Monteverde

Join a 2-hour painting workshop with CASEM, Monteverde’s talented artisan women! Learn their craft, inspired by the area’s vibrant ecology, and create your own unique masterpiece. We recommend Los Pinos among Monteverde hotels to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Wildlife Observation in Monteverde

Monteverde is a biodiversity hotspot, home to a remarkable variety of wildlife and birds. Here are some of the interesting species you might encounter:

  • Capuchin monkeys and howler monkeys
  • Three-toed sloths
  • Coatis
  • Agoutis
  • Kinkajous and Olingos

Among birds: Northern Emerald-Toucanet, Resplendent Quetzal, Three-wattled Bellbird, Lesson’s Motmot. Over 30 species of hummingbirds can be found in Monteverde.

How to Get to Monteverde

To reach this paradise, you have several options:

Private Transfer by Bus

Take a private transfer directly to Monteverde- This private transfer will last approximately 3 hours with one of our private bilingual drivers.

By Shuttle

We also can take you by shuttle. We have services everyday to Monteverde from different parts of the country.

Visit Monteverde with Costa Rica Sun Tours

Come with us to plan a perfect trip to experience the magic of Monteverde. Immerse yourself in the lush cloudforest, climb to breathtaking viewpoints, and connect with the region’s rich heritage. Monteverde awaits you, a true gem in Costa Rica’s crown.