Starting at $60 per night


Offering simple, rustic cabins, Rancho Makena stays faithful to the concept of a mountain lodge. The small hotel is surrounded by forest within a few minutes drive to the town of Santa Elena, Costa Rica. Hotel amenities include Internet access, a cafeteria-style restaurant exclusive for guest use, tropical gardens, and nature trails.

Monteverde is a beautiful place for ecotourists to discover and explore. The Cloud Forest Reserve provides world-class birdwatching and an enchanting cloud forest experience. Travelers come from all over the world to take in its beauty and of course, to observe the famous Resplendent Quetzals that nest here. Adventurers have plenty of options with ATV, horseback riding, canopy ziplines, and canyoning tours available daily.

Rancho Makena offers a quiet and peaceful ambiance. The satellite TV in the lodge's restaurant is available, but you just may find diving into a good book with the birds chirping in the background to be a welcome change of pace.

Reforested wood was used in the construction of the lodge. The cabins are split between two floors with separate entrances. Each has two large rooms including a small living room. They also have private bathrooms with hot water, refrigerators, and some kitchen utensils. Rooms do not have television or air-conditioning. Read a full list of amenities in the Amenity Section.

In summary, Rancho Makena offers a family and budget-friendly lodge. Guests can expect an authentic Costa Rican experience, combining rustic and natural style.

  • Number of Rooms: 12
  • Check-In Time: Data unavailable
  • Check-Out Time: Data unavailable
  • Cancellation Policy

Hotel Tags

  • Budget
  • Eco Style
  • Hilltop

Hotel Amenities

  • Trails

Room Amenities


  • Mini Fridge
  • Living Room

Mikaela 6

  • Mini Fridge
  • Internet Free
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Jungle View

Mikaela 8

  • Mini Fridge
  • Internet Free
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Jungle View


Latitude: N 10°20'16.7". Longitude: W 85°10'19.44"


  • Overall 90.0% (2 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 90.0%
  • Comfort: 80.0%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.0%
  • Staff: 100.0%
  • Value: 90.0%


I would highly recommend this place. The owner, Rosana, was so sweet, the ranch was gorgeous, I never wanted to leave. I would love to go back here. There were extra blankets for the cold, hammocks outside the room, and a small hanging bridge to get to the main area!