Starting at $40 per night


Gardens of bromeliads, ferns, and fruit trees decorate the grounds of the budget-friendly accommodation of Arco Iris Lodge. Located near the center of Santa Elena, you can take a short walk to enjoy the village’s restaurants, cafes, and shops. Local craftsmen built the charming cabin style rooms, and each room has been thoughtfully placed among touches of nature. A stay at this humble abode affords you the opportunity to spend less on lodging and more on indulging in the numerous activities offered in the Monteverde area. Your stay at Arco Iris Lodge includes a buffet breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi.

Once you step into the stunningly lush landscape of the Monteverde cloud and rainforest reserves, you will feel as though you have entered another world. And, in fact, you have. The real chiefs in these neck of the woods are the howling monkeys and animated exotic birds who can be heard at the break of dawn. Additionally, the cloud and rainforests are home to thousands of unique wildlife species, flora, and fauna. Your senses will be fully immersed and in awe of the preserved, yet dynamic wildness of the tropical surroundings.

To fully acquaint yourself with the inhabitants of the rain and cloud forests, you might like to take a guided bird tour. There are hundreds of brilliantly colored birds for you to marvel at, and a knowledgeable naturalist can ensure that you see the creme de la creme. Visit indigenous, yet sometimes poisonous snakes in an exhibit of reptiles and amphibians. True thrill-seekers can get a 360-degree view of the canopy by bungee jumping from one of the highest bungee points in Central America. And to treat yourself to some local chocolate and coffee, visit a family farm to learn how sugar is made in this area. The activities in and around Monteverde are numerous and diverse; there is surely something to suit everyone. However, no trip to this area is complete without ziplining or crossing a hanging bridge.

Take some time to linger and unwind in the flower-filled garden of Arco Iris Lodge. The eco-friendly hotel also harvests tangerines, oranges, bananas, and guavas, which provides fresh fruits for breakfast. The buffet and a la carte breakfast options are locally sourced and mostly organic, but they do come at an additional cost. Wi-Fi is included; however, it works best in the lobby and may not work in all rooms. With just a minute’s walk, a bakery, restaurants, and a laundry mat can be reached.

Every cabin room of Arco Iris Lodge offers you a terrace or balcony, private bathroom with hot water, and a safe. To ensure that you get a quiet night’s sleep, request a room away from the road.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Eco Style
  • Town Center

Hotel Amenities

  • Trails
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi

Room Amenities

Standard Room

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Balcony OR Terrace

Superior Room

  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Sofa Bed
  • Balcony OR Terrace


Latitude: N 10° 19' 5.45"
Longitude: W 84° 49' 23.18"


  • Overall 77% (2 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 80%
  • Comfort: 75%
  • Meeting Expectations: 75%
  • Staff: 80%
  • Value: 75%