Its cabin style accommodations may seem a touch rustic, but Hotel Los Pinos has been featured in National Geographic’s book, Ultimate Journey for Two. This notable reference comes as no surprise as Los Pinos offers you breathtaking views, a spa, trails for hiking, a serene atmosphere, a children’s playground, a vegetable garden, and Wi-Fi. The hotel is located high up in Costa Rica’s unique mountainous cloud forest region of Monteverde in the province of Puntarenas.
The country of Costa Rica is bursting with natural beauty, kind people, and a diverse landscape. Monteverde is a shining example of all three. The cooler mountain air and luscious greenery create a fresh atmosphere to explore the ancient forests and highland wildlife. Guided tours by experienced naturalists can ensure you see the unusual cloud forest inhabitants while staying in the area.
A trip to Monteverde is a rich experience offering you the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit both cloud and rainforests together. Hiking in this area, you’ll likely spot some of the diverse wildlife, such as blue butterflies and brilliantly colored birds. You can also experience the ultimate in exhilaration by ziplining across the rainforest’s canopy. If you are feeling adventurous, try a horseback, ATV, or canyoning expedition. You may even choose to indulge in the area’s flavorful coffee as you learn the secret to farming the perfect bean on a coffee tour.
If you are traveling as a family, you will appreciate a stay at Hotel Los Pinos, as your children can burn off some energy at the hotel’s playground. You can also explore the trails on site that will lead you to a viewpoint where you can delight in a romantic or peaceful moment while taking in the magnificent rainforest view. A key feature of staying at this hotel is that you can pick your very own vegetables from its garden. Veggies come at a small fee, but the crisp, fresh taste is well worth it. If you would appreciate an afternoon of pampering, book a treatment at the Diamond Spa, which is at the top of the property.
As you rise in the morning, open your cabin’s windows and take in the unfettered view of Mother Nature. Cabins are located a fair distance from each other, so that you can experience a sense of privacy and savor the property’s tranquility. Every bungalow includes a fully stocked kitchenette that has a microwave, mini-fridge, stove, and utensils. The cabins feel more like tiny homes that feature a separate living room, an area for eating, and a private bath with hot water. While there is no restaurant on this property, the kitchenette allows you to cook personalized meals using fresh vegetables from the Los Pinos garden. For some more amenities, take a quick walk to reach a nearby grocery store, laundry mat, and bakery.