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Hotel Montana Monteverde

Hotel Montana Monteverde

Destination: Monteverde

At a Glance

    • Private balconies with good views of Nicoya Gulf
    • Large baths in the suites
    • Halfway between the town of Santa Elena and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
    • A hiking trail

Hotel Montana rests along the Cerro Plano plateau set against the burning sunsets of the Nicoya gulf. The hotel's 42 contemporary rooms surround the courtyard beside a prestigious wooden lodge that used to serve as one of Monteverde's first hotels. A forest trail textures the 7-acre-private reserve inviting a diverse collection of tropical birds to reside around the hotel.

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From the hotel, it's a 25-minute walk to the town of Santa Elena or the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Nearby restaurants include Monteverde's premiere Italian restaurant, Tramonti, an Argentinan restaurant known as Cafe Cabure, and a Latin-fusion tapas restaurant called Chimera. The hotel is walking distance to the Monteverde Butterfly Garden, The Bat Jungle, Cafe Cabure's chocolate tour, the Monteverde Cheese Factory and more.


Hotel Montana de Monteverde has 12 standard and 30 superior rooms spread out around a grassy courtyard. The superior rooms, $140, have floor to ceiling windows and glass sliding doors leading out to the private balcony with views of the Nicoya Gulf. Inside, the rooms are furnished with white- tile floors, a paneled dresser, desk bedside tables, a large bathtub, and either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds depending on the room. Amenities include cable TV, a mini-fridge, safety deposit box and bedside lamps. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby.


The restaurant serves local Costa Rican and international dishes from grilled chicken to cheeseburgers, but excels in Italian cuisine like the pasta romana: fusilli pasta tossed with red pepper, shredded chicken, sliced ham, mushrooms and peas in a creamy vodka infused sauce.

Even when the restaurant is full, Hotel Montana's breakfast (included in the room rate) is a plated service and comes with a platter of fresh fruit, coffee, juice and a choice of either an American or Costa Rican style breakfast.  The Restaurant staff never seems overwhelmed, even when dealing with large groups.

Services & Amenities

The hotel features a Jacuzzi, sauna, private parking and its own hiking trail.

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Hotel Montana Monteverde in Pictures