Monteverde Lodge and Gardens
Friendly, Scandinavian-style wooden accommodation in the cloud forest, offering good wildlife spotting opportunities within its lovely grounds.
The superb Monteverde Lodge & Gardens nestles within the cloud forest of the Tilaran Mountains, looking out over a striking landscape of crumpled, forested ridges. The eco-conscious property is built of wood and glass in Scandinavian style, and has two wings with simple rooms that vary in size, all with solar-heated showers.
Natural light enters through large floor-to-ceiling windows, and the premier rooms have balconies fringing the cloud forest. There is an open-plan restaurant with an open log fire and views out over the pretty landscaped gardens, which are full of native plant species and attract a wide variety of wildlife. In addition to the heated outdoor pool there’s a large Jacuzzi in which to unwind at the end of a busy day exploring the natural surroundings. Recently refurbished under new ownership, this is one of Costa Rica's original upcountry lodges and still one of the best.
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