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Cloud Forest Lodge

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- Rural eco-lodge with stunning views
- Near Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- Spacious rooms, restaurant/bar and lounge
- Hiking trails and zipline canopy tours

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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.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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