Arco Iris Lodge – Vacation Hotels in Monteverde
Eco tourism is a valuable source of income for the inhabitants of Costa Rica’s cloud forests. Vacation hotels such as Arco Iris Lodge attract nature lovers from all over the world, who are interested in activities like horse riding in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve or canopy walking tours, where visitors can view the forest from suspension bridges some 100 feet above the forest grounds. Natural History walks can be booked for visitors wishing to learn more about the flora and fauna. Bird watching is particularly popular with crimson-fronted parrots, hummingbirds and great egrets just waiting to be photographed.
Vacation Tours & Activities in Monteverde using Arco Iris Lodge as a Base
Vacation packages to Costa Rica including Monteverde can include guided walks in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve or original canopy tours, where visitors traverse on a cable between 9 platforms suspended some 40ft to 110 ft. high up in the trees and observe wildlife from among the canopies. Experienced park rangers take visitors on tours through the Santa Elena Reserve. Staying at the Arco Iris Lodge, shorter local tours can be booked after arrival, since the lodge offers transfers to various locations. In addition, there are eco tours to coffee plantations, cheese factories and similar sustainable projects in the area.
Vacations to Costa Rica’s Northern Zone – Relax at the Arco Iris Lodge
The lodge offers international and local cuisine. Their experienced staff speak English, Spanish and German. After a fun day of sightseeing, visitors can relax in the Arco Iris Lodge gardens and watch rare hummingbirds or butterflies from the comfort of a hammock or deck chair. Vacation hotels in Costa Rica support a large number of local suppliers, providing everything from sustainable building materials to local guides and craftsmen. Vacation packages to Costa Rica including Monteverde can offer a snapshot of a country with very diverse landscapes, from ancient cloud forests to volcanic mountains with steaming craters to modern, cosmopolitan cities.
Staying at the Arco Iris Lodge, a hotel in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone
A vacation in Monteverde offers an opportunity to explore the interior of Costa Rica, but also provides insight into sustainable forms of tourism and a thriving local economies built around it. Just as the Arco Iris Lodge uses sustainable materials to build and maintain vacation lodges, coffee plantation owners and cheese manufacturers follow sustainable principles. The Northern zone allows visitors to explore picturesque villages and a different way of life. The lodge provides hourly excursions to many locations. Shrouded by low-lying clouds and mists the mysterious forests are a haven for many indigenous species found nowhere else in Costa Rica.