Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
The Cloud Forest Lodge of Monteverde can be found in the Tilaran mountain range in the province of Puntarenas just four hours from San Jose. This tremendous ecotourism destination encompasses both the world renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Because of its high elevation the area lends itself to rich biodiversity and lush green jungles due to its wetter climate. Monteverde, actually encompasses three distinct areas; Monteverde which is technically the last 3.5 km before the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Cerro Plano is in the middle, and finally the town center of Santa Elena. A 'famous' unpaved dirt road connects all of these areas and if nothing else you'll be sure to remember the roads. In Santa Elena you can find gift stores, tour offices, a supermarket, bank, a pharmacy, a church, bus station, post office and an abundance of dining options.
The Cloud Forest Lodge offers bungalow style rooms all equipped with hot water, single or double beds, furnishings and private terrace. The hotel is designed to provide comfort and relaxation so they've provided a restaurant with a selection of delicious typical dishes as well as a bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine while viewing the majestic forest and the gulf of Nicoya.
The hotel rests on seventy acres of private property with five km of private trails for hiking, birdwatching, or marveling at the sights. Off grounds you can tour the majestic national parks or visit gift stores and galleries. There are also a number of specialty tours worth doing such as the ranarium, butterfly garden, and world of insects and much more. It's truly a world of wonder here.
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