Senda Monteverde – Costa Rica

Senda Monteverde – Costa Rica

High on the Continental Divide, looking out over highlands and cloud forest, Senda Monteverde has some of the best sunset views in the country. Built in sustainable native hardwood and tucked away in mystical forest, it’s a contemporary and luxurious retreat, perfectly placed for nature lovers and thrill seekers alike. Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys and immerse yourself in nature from dawn til dusk, whilst being looked after by a friendly team who ensure you get the most out of your stay. We especially like the welcome cocktail!

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At A Glance

Boutique Hotel

Why We Love It:

For its unobstructed views across the cloud forest, to the Gulf of Nicoya in the distance.


Contemporary rainforest luxe.


In the north western highlands, on the edge of the Aguti Wildlife Reserve and just ten minutes from the Cloud Forest Reserve.


24 casita style rooms and suites with terraces and reached by flower and humming bird filled paths.


This is a destination made for families.


Guests with mobility issues are well-catered for, with suites accommodating different needs.

Open From:

All year round.


On request.


Dotted around the grounds, some on the hilltop and others tucked in the lush vegetation with windows into the cloud forest, the rooms and suites are cosy and very comfortable. Arranged in stand-alone casitas, each one brings the outdoors in. Spacious and sleeping up to three, the Superior Rooms are studio style in design with a living area and terrace. The slightly larger Junior Suites are ideal for two, or a family with small children.

Facing west for the best sunsets and views of the Pacific on a clear day, the Premium Suites can sleep up to three, and feature a large terrace. The Senda Suites are ideal for larger families – up to six guests – and offer the most privacy. They are stand-alone bungalows with plenty of living area, inside and out.


Serving a mix of traditional Costa Rican and international dishes, Senda Monteverde is very proud of its commitment to sourcing local produce. Dishes are packed with flavour and accompanied by a delicious range of homemade goodies. Vegetables and herbs are grown in their own kitchen gardens and there’s a comprehensive list of South American wines. The breakfasts are superb, with plentiful fruit and the huevos rancheros are some of the best around.


One of the most famous cloud forests on the planet, Monteverde contains 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity, including over 400 species of bird, making it a prime reason to visit. It’s home to a vast array of species, including the two-toed sloth, the resplendent quetzal, jaguars and tapirs to name but a few. Senda Monteverde is on the edge of the Aguti Wildlife Reserve and all guests receive complimentary entry – it’s just across a hanging bridge.

Highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic resident nature guides are on hand for personalised tours, and their ability to spot the tiniest of tree frog is astonishing. The night walks are a particular highlight. Monteverde is the self-proclaimed birthplace of ziplining, and no stay should be without a tree top adventure. The famous canopy tours here include miles of cables, platforms with incredible views above the clouds and some of the longest hanging bridges in the country. Back at the lodge, each afternoon, there are a range of classes and talks – from bracelet making to cocktail classes and wildlife lectures. There’s also a small Spa and treatments can be offered in-room. All of which will make you sleep very soundly indeed!


With accommodation perfect for families and itineraries that will have your children in awe, this mountain lodge ticks every box. From spotting bare-necked umbrella birds to nature trails through the forest and a playground at the property – there’s plenty of activities for all ages. And of course, for older ones, zip lining will be the major attraction.


Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the world’s rarest ecosystems and has been protected since 1972. Senda Monteverde’s philosophy is to be at one with its surroundings, and ensure it has a positive impact on the local community and minimise its footprint. It employs, trains and develops local staff and has planted nearly 6,000 native plants. Water is heated through solar power; there’s a plastic-free policy; cleaning products are biodegradable and much of the food is homegrown.


Costa Rica, Central America

In the north western highlands, on the edge of the Aguti Wildlife Reserve and just ten minutes from the Cloud Forest Reserve. It’s a 2.5 hour drive from San José and a 15 minute walk to Monteverde.

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