Exploring Costa Rica while staying at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Vacations in Monteverde offer the chance to see Costa Rica’s past and future. While pilgrims still visit churches built in the 18th century and tourists admire ancient villages, sustainable local projects such as Monteverde’s cheese factory and coffee plantations support local economies. Eco tourism, including natural history, mountain biking, canopy walking and horse riding tours, is very much part of the country’s future. The Monteverde Lodge and Gardens offer landscaped gardens with a stream, pond and waterfall for relaxation after sightseeing. Committed to protecting the environment, the lodge uses solar panels, recycles and subscribes to water and energy saving measures.
Vacations to Costa Rica’s Northern Zone – Explorers stay at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Guests might be forgiven for being reluctant to leave the comfort of the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens – fine local and international cuisine is provided along with drinks by the fireplace and walks lush gardens. Located 1,400 meters above sea level just outside the village of Santa Elena situated along the Tilarán Mountain Range, the lodge is a convenient base for exploring the cloud forests. Adventurers will much to do in the area. Vacation packages to Costa Rica including Monteverde can incorporate horseback treks, mountain biking, thrilling walking tours with natural history experts and visits to eco projects in the area.
Going on Vacation Tours & Activities in Monteverde during a Vacation at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
For visitors not wishing to drive, the Northern Zone is easily traversed by convenient bus services. From the old Puntarenas bus station in San Jose an early morning and early afternoon bus service go directly to Monteverde. The capital San Jose itself is worth a visit with the pre-Columbian Gold Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Culture, the Simon Bolivar Zoo and the Children’s Museum all waiting to be explored – not to mention the shops and nightlife in San Jose’s historic downtown area. The bus takes some 4 to 5 hours, stopping once on route for guests buy food.
Vacation Hotels in Monteverde – Additional Services at the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
The stunning beaches of the Southern Pacific invite for a visit, as does the Ballena National Park. For lodge guests who did not pre-book their vacation tours, the Monteverde Lodge & Gardens offer a mini bus shuttle service to some 50 destinations in Monteverde and the rest of Costa Rica. Vacation hotels in Costa Rica are proud to show visitors the rich diversity of their country and are happy to provide local guides and wildlife experts. Local economies like the Montana Coffee Traders or the Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative will be delighted to show visitors around their eco friendly Monteverde plantations.