- Rural eco-lodge with stunning views
- Near Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- Spacious rooms, restaurant/bar and lounge
- Hiking trails and zipline canopy tours
Cloud Forest Lodge is a charming and secluded hillside retreat set in extensive, verdant grounds in the mountains of Monteverde, northern Costa Rica. Located approximately three hours from the capital of San Jose, this simple, comfortable eco-lodge sits within 72 acres of primary and secondary forest which is home to diverse wildlife and over 180 species of birds including beautiful humming birds and the indigenous motmot. Boasting panoramic views from its mountainside setting, the property offers numerous hiking trails from its doorstep along with a thrilling canopy zipline tour on site. It is ideally located just ten minutes from the famed Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, renowned for its spectacular biodiversity which includes over 3,000 plant and animal species. Cloud Forest Lodge will appeal to nature lovers seeking a rustic and peaceful retreat, well off the beaten track and immersed in wildlife.
The main lodge features a cosy, communal lounge and television room along with a bar and restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and an a la carte dinner menu comprising a choice of Costa Rican or international cuisine. An adjoining terrace offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and is a great spot for watching the sunset.
There are 20 spacious, wooden chalet-style rooms. Simply and comfortably furnished, each has a single or double beds, a seating area with a sofa, writing table and chairs, a coffee maker, and an ensuite bathroom. Outside is a private patio with seating and wonderful forest views.
Children of all ages are extremely welcome. A number of triple and family rooms are available, and reductions are offered for children under 12 years of age when sharing with adults. Given the lodge’s rural location, parents are reminded to keep their children under constant adult supervision.
- Contemporary Eco Hotel
- 24 Rooms
- Access to Aguti Wildlife Reserve
- Good Value
- 27 Bedroom Lodge
- Beautiful Forest Setting
- Swimming Pool
- Friendly Service and Good Food
Two week holiday in Costa Rica with a focus on the wildlife. Includes Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Osa Peninsula and Uvita
Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks
From $3,593 per person
It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019