Visitors will be delighted with the cafes, restaurants and museums that populate Monteverde. There is a wide range of culinary styles (many of which use local produce) and museums that exhibit everything from bats to frogs to butterflies. The two cloud forest reserves are notably spectacular, as are the hiking trails, suspension bridges and zip-line tours that wind through them.
Rancho Makena began as a dairy farm in 1998. The dairy farm is still producing along a 50-acre (20 ha) plot of land that also includes primary and secondary forests, reforestation areas, and pastures. Guests will enjoy exploring some of this area on horseback or foot, and are invited to tour the dairy farm for free.
Accommodations at Rancho Makena are simple but sufficient. All are built with reforested wood products and have access to hot water bathrooms. Standard rooms have double beds or bunk beds. The cabin and chalet rentals are a bit larger and come equipped with a kitchen. These can be rented for longer periods of time, and are perfect for families or groups that desire privacy and the ability to cook at home.
Those staying in accommodations lacking a kitchen are invited to enjoy a free breakfast every morning. Lunch and dinner can be had as well (although they must be reserved in advance), and include such entrees as stuffed zucchini, cauliflower au gratin, and potato cakes.
Finally, Rancho Makena offers a shuttle service in the morning and afternoon to town, making it easy for guests to get to and from Santa Elena.
›To find the location of this hotel, please see the map of Monteverde.
Rancho Makena Facilities
Internet access, TV lounge, restaurant, free breakfast, gardens, parking, shuttle service
Hot water, mini-fridge, private bathroom, internet access, TV lounge, restaurant, free breakfast, gardens, parking, shuttle service
Standard Room – these rooms have double beds, bunk beds, and hot water bathrooms. They can sleep 5 people.
Cabin – these fully equipped cabins have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen. They can sleep 4 people.
Chalet – this chalet can sleep 5 people.
Cabin: $50 USD + tax per night up to 15 days and $40 USD + tax per night for more than 15 days.
Chalet: $120 USD + tax per night up to 15 days and $100 USD + tax per night for more than 15 days.
These rooms (the cabin and chalet) require a minimum stay of 3 nights and do not include breakfast.
The hotel also offers horseback tours around the area for $35.00 and an orchid tour for $25.00.