This was one of the first ecolodges in Monteverde, and it remains one of the most popular. Rooms are large and comfortable, and thanks to ongoing upkeep and remodeling are some of the best in town. Most feature angled walls of glass with chairs and a table placed so that avid bird-watchers can do a bit of birding without leaving their rooms. The gardens and secondary forest surrounding the lodge have some gentle groomed trails and are home to quite a few species of birds. Perhaps the lodge's most popular attraction is the large hot tub in a big atrium garden just off the lobby.
The dining room offers great views, good food, and excellent service. The adjacent bar is a popular gathering spot, and there are regular evening slide shows focusing on the cloud forest. Scheduled bus service to and from San José is available, as is a shuttle to the reserve, horseback riding, and a variety of optional tours. The excellent guides here have lots of experience with family groups.
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- Highly Recommended 2010