Located in Costa Rica’s Tilarán Mountain Range at 4,600 feet above sea level on the edge of the world’s best-known cloud forest, Monteverde Lodge is the expression of the ultimate lodging experience for the discerning nature and adventure traveler.
Monteverde Lodge Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Monteverde Lodge review includes a detailed description and photo gallery. Our adventure travel experts can help compare the Monteverde Lodge with other Costa Rica land adventure lodges. Choose the Monteverde Lodge for its rustic elegance and rejuvenating atmosphere in the cloud forest.
Sustainability at Monteverde Lodge
Monteverde Lodge is a pioneer in recycling and low impact energy consumption in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, including its solar-heated pool. The community has followed Monteverde Lodge’s example of recycling and lower electrical consumption—thus conserving resources for all of Costa Rica.
Dining at Monteverde Lodge
The creative cuisine of the onsite El Jardin restaurant is a fusion of traditional and contemporary Costa Rican fare. When available, El Jardin Restaurant uses locally-grown herbs and vegetables. Special diets can often be accommodated by informing the server. The bar serves up creative cocktails, like the Jigüiro, with fresh guava juice, rum, triple sec and squeezed lemon. The dining room, with its cloud forest mural, a running stream pond and small waterfall, provides a habitat for riverine birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Activities at Monteverde Lodge
The Monteverde Lodge’s privileged location in the tropical cloud forest enables guests to head off for nearby hiking and bird watching with a naturalist guide, horseback riding, kayaking, canopy walking and zip-lining. The gardens on the property allow guests to experience myriad bromeliads, ferns, orchids and other flora, and are complemented by the butterfly house and hummingbird garden. Guests may borrow a mat and head to the yoga and meditation look out point, to enjoy a self-guided yoga and stretching practice. The hammock area invites guests to relax amongst the tropical forest, and the open fireplace provides a welcoming place to cozy up to at night. The Garden Massage Room provides a relaxing place to unwind even further.
Accommodations at Monteverde Lodge
The 28 rooms at Monteverde Lodge are designed to put you “in the forest” while protecting from the mist and strong wind that is characteristic of the area. All rooms are spacious and feature private bathrooms with solar heated hot water, free wireless internet, an in-room safe, coffee maker, ceiling fan, reading lamps and a hairdryer. Guests can appreciate the sounds of the surrounding rainforest even more due to the lack or air conditioning or television.
Forest Balcony View Rooms
These second floor rooms offer either two full beds or one king bed (subject to availability), a laundry bag, high wooden ceilings and a private balcony with a cloud forest view, two wooden chairs and a coffee table.
Forest View Downstairs Rooms
These ground floor rooms offer either two full beds or one king bed (subject to availability), a laundry bag, a corner bay window with two wicker chairs and a coffee table.
Ground Floor Garden Superior Room
This ground floor room offers one king bed and one sofa bed, a rain shower, double sink and vanity mirror, and features direct access to the garden terrace.
Ground Floor Garden Rooms
These ground floor rooms are much smaller than the Forest View Standard Rooms. They offer either two full beds or one king bed (subject to availability) and feature direct access to the gardens and garden terrace.