It’s no secret that Monteverde is famous for its cloud forests and abundance of wildlife. This being the case, hikes through the forested mountains – both during the daytime and at night – are a requisite activity. Adventure enthusiasts can consider a canopy tour or mountain bike ride, while culturally inclined visitors will enjoy visits to the coffee plantations or Monteverde Cheese Factory.
The Hotel El Establo is set on a private 150-acre (60-hectare) farm that is adjacent to the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves. Owned by a Quaker/Costa Rican family, this hotel has everything that one could ever need – restaurants, bars, swimming pools, sports courts, a spa, game room and more. Amazingly, the hotel even runs its very own canopy tour. Here, guests can arrange a tour at their convenience and be led by professional guides across the tour’s 16 cables. Other activities can be enjoyed at the soccer, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pools, or at the hotel’s gym.
El Establo’s two restaurants offer a wide range of options for both lunch and dinner. "Las Riendas" has more traditional Costa Rican food and international dishes, whereas the "Laggus" restaurant offers fine cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.
The attendants at the Green Leaf Spa are experts in the art of relaxation. The treatments that are available include aromatherapy and hot stone massage, various exfoliation options, baths, wraps, facial treatments and more.
Of the hotel’s 155 rooms, there are a number of different options, including deluxe rooms, master and honeymoon suites. All rooms are exquisitely decorated and luxurious, and have wall-to-wall carpeting, private hot water bathrooms (with a separate bathtub and shower), orthopedic mattresses, refrigerator, telephone, cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer and a safe deposit box. Certain rooms come equipped with a loft, mini bar and private balcony, and many have stunning views of the Gulf of Nicoya.
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Hotel El Establo Facilities
Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, conference room, tennis/basketball/soccer courts, hiking trails, gym, game room, canopy tour, TV lounge, laundry service, private parking, bar, internet access, gardens, restaurant, wheelchair accessible.
Free breakfast, telephone, balcony, private bathroom, hot water, coffee maker, mini bar, loft, refrigerator, hairdryer, cable TV, safe deposit box, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa, conference room, tennis/basketball/soccer courts, gym, game room, hiking trails, canopy tour, TV lounge, private parking, laundry service, internet access, restaurant, bar, gardens, wheelchair accessible.
Deluxe Room – these rooms have two queen size beds. They can sleep 4 people.
Suites – these suites have one king size bed or two queen size beds, a loft, mini bar, and private balcony. They can sleep 5 people.
Honeymoon Suite – these suites have one king size bed and a private balcony. They can sleep 2 people.