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El Establo Mountain Hotel - Monteverde, Puntarenas

Hotel amid Costa Rica Rainforest

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  • Stay for two in a deluxe double-queen room

Hotel at a Glance: El Establo Hotel

Costa Rica’s most popular attraction, Monteverde Cloud Forest encompasses nearly 30,000 acres along the Tilaran Mountain Range. It’s perched at 4,500 feet above sea level, and it’s almost always shrouded in a mist of clouds, creating a moist climate that supports thousands of species of animals and plants. El Establo hotel is located right in the cloud forest’s backyard. You can walk to and from the forest as you please, or partake in one of the hotel’s guided tours—during a treetop canopy tour, you’ll traverse hanging bridges high above the forest floor, where you’ll get panoramic views of the preserve.

  • Room with a view: Suites and deluxe rooms have private terraces or balconies with spectacular views of the Gulf of Nicoya.
  • Pamper yourself: Get a hot-stone massage or take a soak in a “Mermaid Bath” infused with seaweed and sea salt at Green Leaf Spa.
  • Must-see attraction: Monteverde’s Bat Jungle exhibit features a flight space designed to look like a nighttime cloud forest, where you can watch more than 95 bats feed, fly, and hang.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve’s jaguars, sloths, and the endangered three-wattled bellbird—one of 400 bird species in the area.
  • Onsite dining: Guests can savor gourmet cuisine and fine wines at Laggus, a two-story restaurant overlooking the lake, hills, and the Gulf of Nicoya.
  • Don’t forget to pack: High-quality rain gear for your rainforest treks, including jackets, pants, and boots.

Monteverde, Costa Rica: Ziplining, Hiking, and Wildlife Viewing in the World-Famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Monteverde is a small mountain town in northern central Costa Rica. It was originally founded in the 1950s by a group of Quakers who fled the United States after being jailed for refusing to fight in the Korean War. Today, Monteverde is one of the country’s top eco-tourism destinations thanks to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which Travel + Leisure named one of the 10 most pristine forests in the world. Situated along the Tilaran Mountain Range, this 30,000-acre reserve is home to 3,000 plant species and 400 bird species including the resplendent quetzal whose iridescent feathers give off shades of red, blue, and green. Because of its high altitude, the reserve is almost always covered in a thick fog, a phenomenon that adds to the fantastical landscape.

You can enjoy dazzling views of the Gulf of Nicoya from bridges suspended high above the treetops. For a faster-paced tour, ride a canopy zip-line through the trees, or hop aboard the Sky Tram. These open gondolas travel deep into the rainforest, giving you the chance to spot jagaurs, ocelots, and pumas. There are attractions and exhibits dedicated to many of Monteverde’s native species. For something different, consider taking a tour of the area’s sugar cane and coffee plantations, or pay a visit to the Monteverde Cheese Factory.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) is approximately 107 km away from the hotel.

2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another voucher? The deal covers a stay for two guests. Up to two additional guests may be added for an extra fee. Please contact the hotel directly for pricing and details.

3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your voucher or have to pay additional fees.

4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No resort credits are included with this deal.

5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: Please contact the hotel directly for pricing and details.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Internet access
  • Two restaurants
  • One indoor tempered swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Events center
  • Souvenir shop
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Hiking trails
  • Parking
  • Private and collective transport

Fine Print

  • 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total LivingSocial rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by LivingSocial after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Must present valid US or Canadian ID at check-in
  • All prices and charges listed in US Dollars
  • Purchases are in US Dollars
  • Foreign exchange fee may apply
  • Airfare not included
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Final price at checkout may include an additional LivingSocial service fee, which LivingSocial retains as compensation for facilitating your reservation; this fee will not exceed 5% of the nightly cost of the reservation.

About El Establo Mountain Hotel

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO; 84 mi)
  • Distance from San Jose: 91 miles

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