Located in the Tilaran Mountain Range at 4,600 ft. above sea level on the edge of the world's best known mid-elevation cloud forest.Monteverde is a peaceful community made up of dairy farmers, naturalists and tourism service providers who have joined together to create a model for sustainable development and protection of the environment that is becoming known throughout the world.
Many of our guests find that their most enjoyable time in Costa Rica is spent in the Monteverde Lodge Gardens. Emphasizing ferns and bromeliads, we have chosen native plant species that replicate the natural cloud forest and attract its fauna. A running stream, pond and small waterfall provide a habitat for riverine birds and a host of reptiles and amphibians. Carefully placed benches provide a comfortable place, offer privacy and/or panoramic vistas to observe the wildlife, read, write, or just wile away the hours.
The rooms at the Lodge are designed to put you "in the forest" while protecting you from the mist and strong wind so characteristic of the area. All are spacious with solar heated hot water private baths.
Dining room with its cloud forest mural, abundant tropical flora, and contemporary design is the perfect setting for enjoying a unique a la carte cuisine lovingly created especially for Monteverde by Hugo "Perla" Salas, the person responsible for the meals.
Policies & Restrictions
Monteverde�s climate is, in general, cool and comfortable. Temperature and humidity level in Monteverde change dramatically over relatively short distances which allows for six different ecological communities. You are able to enjoy tremendous diversity of species with relatively little walking. However, it is important to note that some trails can be steep and muddy. Rain gear is essential for a trip to Monteverde, as are hiking or rain boots that have good traction. Visitors to Monteverde should not be averse to rain or to getting wet and should be prepared for some very rewarding, non-strenuous wildlife viewing.
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A wide variety of tours are available in the Monteverde area. For detailed tour information please visit our web site:
Regardless of which direction you are driving from, the ride to Monteverde involves an approximate 2 - 1/2 hour ascent of the Tilar�n Mountains along a very bumpy, gravel road. The vistas along the ride are spectacular and the Monteverde Lodges is comfortable; but it is very important that you are aware that you will be somewhat uncomfortable during the drive.
Michele DouglasMonteverde Lodge & Gardens near the Cloud Forest
Costa Rica Expeditions
Calle Central & Avenida 3
San Jose, Costa Rica 6941-1000 View Interactive Map