Monteverde Country Lodge is a rustic but charming ecolodge in Monteverde, Costa Rica. The budget-friendly lodge offers comfortable facilities, authentic Costa Rican hospitality, and is surrounded by well-maintained tropical gardens. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, kids playground, meeting room, and WiFi in some public areas.
Visitors to Monteverde come for the cloud forest and related eco-tourist activities. This is a cool and damp region, but that is also what makes it possible. Flora and fauna of this region flourish in this climate. Life springs in every shape and form in the cloud forest!
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is at the top of most visitor's lists. Bromeliads and epiphytes cover the trees, and exotic bird species can be observed in their natural environment. A professional guide with a spotting scope is highly recommended to enhance your visit. You may have the chance to see sloths and other mammals, but with a little luck, you may be able to see Emerald Toucanettes, Bellbirds, Hummingbirds, or the rare Resplendent Quetzal.
Monteverde certainly has more to offer than the Reserve. Visit one of the local coffee plantations for a glimpse of rural Costa Rican culture. A horseback ride at a local finca is another way to take in the rural countryside and culture. High-speed ATV rides provide a thrilling way to explore the backroads. Canopy ziplines offer another exciting high-speed adventure activity allowing you to soar through the canopy of the cloud forest via cable, wheel, and harness.
Monteverde Country Lodge offers an onsite restaurant and bar. The restaurant serves a fusion of local Costa Rican and International cuisine. Local ingredients are used when possible, and the menu has plenty of offerings. The bar serves an excellent selection of tropical cocktails, local beers and liquors, and wines.
While the lodge does not have a lot of amenities on site, it is within walking distance to town where there are restaurants and shops. There's a great little ice cream shop right around the corner and don't miss out on the chocolate shops! Worth mentioning, Monteverde Country Lodge has a sister hotel (Hotel Poco a Poco) a couple of kilometers away. Guests can use the facilities of the other hotel, which include a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, exercise room, and Kids Club. Transportation is not included.
The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean. The Superior Rooms offer cable TV, safe-deposit box, coffee maker, phone, hairdryer, and a private bathroom with hot water. The Classic Rooms are older and in a different building, offering cable TV, telephone, safe deposit box, and a private bathroom with hot water. While the Classic Rooms are more affordable, we recommend the newer Superior Rooms.
In summary, Monteverde Country Lodge is a charming little ecolodge with affordable rates. The rooms are small but nice. The staff is warm and friendly, and the location is convenient to town.