Starting at $51 per night


A forest that lives among the clouds sounds almost too magical to be true, but at an altitude far above sea level, that is exactly what you will find in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve. And what better way to enjoy your time in the deliciously green landscape of Monteverde, than in the tranquil cedar lodging of Hotel Claro de Luna. Couples or families desiring to be in close proximity to the town of Santa Elena will appreciate a stay at Hotel Claro de Luna. A sojourn at this budget-friendly accommodation includes a restaurant, colorful garden, complimentary breakfast, laundry service, Wi-Fi, and parking.

Misty, cool clouds enshroud the evergreen Cloud Forest Reserve of Monteverde, in the upper region of Puntarenas in the pacific northwest. This ecosystem is unlike any that can be experienced elsewhere, and you can’t help but feel enchanted by the almost supernatural appearance of clouds drifting between mountains and forest. Thousands of different species inhabit the rainforest and cloud forest reserves of Monteverde, and spotting an exotically colored bird, butterfly, or hearing a monkey’s majestic howl will add the final touches to completely transport your senses.

It won’t take much time in Monteverde to realize that the list of activities is as expansive as its sprawling cloud forest. Zipline above the rainforest’s canopy, or whiz through forest trails on an ATV. View the area’s unique local wildlife on a butterfly, hummingbird, reptile and frog tour. Feel as though you are in the movie Jurassic Park as you take a guided hike through the magnificent cloud rainforest. Or you can start your time off in Monteverde with a pleasant kick, and sample a freshly brewed cup of Costa Rican coffee, directly from the source, on a coffee tour. If you prefer some pampering over a tour, book a treatment at one of the area’s indulgent spas.

Delight in the vibrant flowers of the garden of Hotel Claro de Luna. If you are lucky, you might just be able to spot the sloth who has been seen by past guests of the hotel. And to get your day off on the right start, enjoy a locally sourced breakfast, which is included in the cost of the room. The hotel also includes a restaurant with a mix of Costa Rican and international cuisine, parking, and laundry (for an additional cost).

Hotel Claro de Luna brings guests an affordable accommodation option that is located conveniently close to the town of Santa Elena. The cozy lodge and quaint rooms offer a country setting to settle into after a full day of exploring Monteverde’s beauty. Each room offers you daily housekeeping, complimentary toiletries, a ceiling fan, private bath with hot water, and a hairdryer. Claro de Luna is a great place to settle in after a full day of exploring the mysterious cloud forest.

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service

Room Amenities


  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony

Deluxe with Jacuzzi

  • Phone
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony


  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 10° 18' 58.19"
Longitude: W 84° 49' 35.48"


  • Overall 94.4% (10 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 94%
  • Comfort: 93%
  • Meeting Expectations: 93%
  • Staff: 97%
  • Value: 95%


Such a great cute little hotel, and the garden is truly beautiful. For breakfast I would suggest they have more options that do not include eggs, as my husband is allergic to eggs so the options were a bit limited. But it was a fantastic hotel and so pretty.


Loved this hidden gem that is so close to downtown Monteverde so we were able to walk and not have to hire an Uber or taxi. Everything here was simply perfect and we could not have asked for anything else.


Nice and clean hotel, the staff was very nice great value and location.


Very nice and comfortable place. Wifi wasn't great but I needed to stop starring at my phone anyway.