Hotel Senda Monteverde
Tucked into the Monteverde cloud forest, Hotel Senda Monteverde treats its guests to an authentic, immersive experience of the Costa Rican rainforest. This cozy mountain lodge features playful contemporary design, personable service, luxury essentials, and local artwork and cuisine. Enjoy the convenience of a 15-minute walk into town and complimentary access to the neighboring Aguti Wildlife Reserve via a walking path. This luxury eco-hotel welcomes adventurous travelers seeking a peaceful, down-to-earth stay.
Hotel Senda Monteverde features an inviting stone courtyard and verandas with commanding views of the highlands, firepits for swapping stories and plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing. The onsite yoga studio (stocked with mats and blocks) invites guests to rejuvenate, and doubles as a space for wildlife talks and other group events. Hotel guests can enjoy private nature trails and the hotel’s hanging bridge, geared up with complimentary rubber boots and walking sticks.
This mountain retreat offers the onsite El Sapo restaurant, bar and lounge, with locally sourced dishes (including ingredients from the hotel’s own garden). Warm wooden interiors and bright windows invite the natural world indoors. Friendly staff are ready to pour craft beer at the bar and serve wine and cheese by the fire. Made-in-house specialties include artisanal bread, dressings, sauces, pickles and spiced fruit chutneys. Guests can enjoy complimentary daily breakfast and a-la-carte lunches and dinners, with gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and allergy-free options, plus a kid’s menu. Experiences include tastings, cooking and mixology classes, and theme nights.
Hotel Senda Monteverde is a member of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels, promoting environmental awareness efforts and sustainability programs. Guests can appreciate the lack of single-use plastics, biodegradable products, solar-heated water and onsite wastewater purification systems that benefit the gardens of over 5,500 native plants. Staff members are all locals, and they volunteer in forest clean up efforts and are involved in environmental education. These efforts and more have lead to National Geographic naming the Cayuga group as Earth Changers in the World Legacy Awards.
A selection of 24 suites and rooms in contemporary mountain bungalows dot the property, offering views of either the ocean or the cloud forest. Accessible options are available. In-room amenities include: king and twin-size beds; plush bedding and pillows; an open-air terrace with cozy seating; complimentary coffee, tea and mini-bar with local snacks, refreshments and beer; private bathroom with organic toiletries, cotton robes, hairdryer, rainfall showerhead and solar-heated hot water; high-speed WiFi; umbrellas, a flashlight and games; a laptop-sized safe; ceiling fans; and twice-daily housekeeping service.