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El Bosque Lodge

El Bosque Lodge

El Bosque Lodge is a quiet and secluded hotel set upon the outskirts of Santa Elena. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is only 1.2 miles (2 km) away and several fabulous cafes and restaurants are nearby. A bus stop directly in front of the hotel makes it easy to travel between the reserve, the lodge, and the town of Santa Elena.

Monteverde hosts two world-renowned cloud forest reserves (plus a handful of private and public forests), the top zip lines in the country, coffee plantations, and an ultra-local, ultra-tasty cheese factory. Bird watchers and animal lovers will enjoy trips along the reserves’ hiking trails, while adrenaline junkies will get a kick out of the high-flying canopy tours. Museums of all sort abound — including insects and butterflies, bats, frogs, and more — as do cafés, restaurants, and bars.

The El Bosque Lodge’s location — halfway up a lush mountain that lies along the fringe of Santa Elena — is ideal if you're looking for a quiet lodging option. The hotel’s property is thick with tropical foliage and hosts several trails that run through the adjoining cloud forest. It is, however, certainly not stuck in the middle of nowhere — there are a number of convenient services located only a few blocks away.

CASEM, a local women’s artisans co-op, is nearby, providing you with easy access to the area’s best handicrafts, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Tramonti’s, a wonderful Italian restaurant, is next door and the ever-fresh bakery, breakfast/lunch spot called Stella’s is just a bit further down the road.

The hotel itself consists of a horseshoe-shaped series of rooms that are both clean and comfortable. They are basic but come equipped with a private bathroom, hot water shower, and fan. A mini-fridge conveniently allows you to stock up on food at the nearby supermarket (making it easy to make breakfast or lunch in the room), while a coffee maker helps you start your day off right. The accommodations are spaced at a fair distance from the road, ensuring that your room remains silent and peaceful.

The friendly staff offers night hikes through the surrounding cloud forest. Such hikes allow you to see creatures that would otherwise be missed during the day — including spiders, tree frogs, porcupines, and more.

EL Bosque Lodge Facilities
Private parking, internet access, laundry service, hiking trails, gardens.

Private bathroom, hot water, telephone, mini-fridge, coffee maker, fan, terrace, private parking, internet access, laundry service, hiking trails, gardens.

El Bosque Lodge’s rooms have either a double or single bed, as well as a private bathroom, hot water, refrigerator, telephone, coffee maker and fan. Additionally, there are larger rooms that come equipped with two double beds and one single bed.


  • Hot Water
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Parking
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Gardens
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Internet Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Refrigerator
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