Monteverde Lodge & Gardens brings the epic Monteverde Cloud Forest and its many creatures straight to your doorstep. Quiet and laidback, this rustically beautiful slice of Costa Rica features extensive nature trails, up-close encounters with wildlife, a live butterfly exhibit, botanical gardens, and rainbow views into the mist.

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At Monteverde Lodge, guests fall asleep to the sounds of the tropical cloud forest, not to the television. The 27 rooms are spacious and comfortable, with high ceilings, hardwood floors, rich wood furniture, colorful tropical accents, and expansive windows offering wide-angled views of the cloud forest or gardens beyond. All feature private bathrooms with solar heated hot water, sitting areas, coffee makers, and ceiling fans, and 12 offer private balconies for those who enjoy greeting the morning amid nature.

Intimate encounters with nature exist throughout the property. Meander through the perfectly manicured botanical gardens to visit the newly installed La Posa de Doña Yolanda solar-heated pool and Monteverde Butterfly Garden, a beautiful spot for a private romantic dinner. Guests also receive complimentary access to the Hummingbird Gallery, Orchid Garden, and various exhibits dedicated to bats, insects, snakes, and frogs. Even the resident birds and monkeys appreciate the gardens surrounding Monteverde Lodge and are known to make appearances in the dining room at El Jardin Bar & Restaurant. Here, guests can feast on creative and contemporary fare with flavors reminiscent of a Costa Rican grandmother’s kitchen, all while witnessing emerald toucans feeding on the neighboring bushes.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is the perfect gateway to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a biological wonderland full of extensive trails for hiking and exploring. Visit the Continental Divide and trek the dwarf forests, enjoying a sack lunch along the trail. The lesser-known Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve nearby is also worth a visit, as it sits at a higher elevation and makes it feel as if one is hiking amid the clouds. Other popular excursions include the tropical rainforests of Tortuguero National Park, a privately owned ecological sanctuary, a sugar mill run by a local family, and many coffee and banana plantations known for their excellent horseback riding trails. After a long day in the cloud forest, return to refreshing tropical cocktails, coffee, and snacks around the lobby’s open fireplace, reminiscing about the day’s adventures.

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