MonteLargo Garden Apartment #2

Apartment - Entire home/apt · La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Only 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and adjacent to ZOO AVE. Animal lovers, enjoy staying in Garden Apartment #2, a private apartment located on the grounds of Quinta Monte Largo. Get a chance to see unique birds and animals.

The Space

Package includes apartment, beautiful grounds, and breakfast at CAFÉ DAVID. Garden Apartment #2 is located adjacent to RESCATE ANIMAL ZOO AVE. Please read the Profile on Dennis. Also please take a look at our other listings. The apartment is situated in an area that has lots of plant nurseries, farms, coffee plantations and residences. It is a small family community and has a strategic location to visit Costa Rica.

Quinta Monte Largo is located in Dulce Nombre de La Garita de Alejuela, west of the city of Alajuela, Costa Rica, and it is approximately halfway between La Garita and downtown Alajuela. It is approximately 15 min. away from the International Airport and 30 min. away from downtown San Jose. The Pacific Coast, Jaco, is a little over an hour and the Caribbean Coast, Limon, is less than 3 hours. Lake Arenal Volcano is about two and a half hours and Poas Volcano National Park is less than an hour. There are restaurants, night clubs, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, medical facilities, clinics, casinos, banks, clinical laboratories, medical offices, supermarkets, clubs and a lot more.

The entry to Garden Apartment #2 is through an electronic controlled heavy metal gate, the gate entry to Quinta Monte Largo, then up a tree lined driveway to the parking area. Garden Apartment #2 is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and lots of trees.

Garden Apartment #2 has a bed room and a sitting room. Each room has one wall with windows overlooking the adjacent gardens. The bedroom has two twin size beds, plus a very comfortable rocking chair. The sitting room has two arm chairs, a coffee table, a small dining table with two chairs, and a computer work desk with a desk chair. The bathroom has a lavatory, a vanity with storage, toilet and shower.

The apartment has wireless internet, and security lights. There is hot water, and an artesian well with wonderful, very clean and fresh tasting drinking water. The kitchenette area has a small refrigerator and a microwave.

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to enjoy the included breakfast in the adjoining CAFÉ DAVID restaurant and they have access to enjoy the gardens and grounds around the restaurant. We want our Guests to feel very welcome and to enjoy a wonderful stay at Garden Apartment #2.

Interaction with Guests

Guests will be given a short familiarization tour of Garden Apartment #2, CAFÉ DAVID, its facilities and the surrounding grounds, plus how to access the entrance to RESCATE ANIMAL ZOO AVE. Guests are expected to be on their own time and schedules. We want all of our Guests to enjoy Garden Apartment #2, the surrounding grounds, CAFÉ DAVID, and RESCATE ANIMAL ZOO AVE while they travel, visit or conduct their business in this area of Costa Rica.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $315 /week
Monthly Price: $1130 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
  • I have had the privilege of being a guest and staying at MonteLargo several times over the past few years. The accommodations are very clean and the grounds are simply beautiful. Dennis is an excellent host. He is a great pleasure to visit with and hear about his work and crusade of protecting animals and rebuilding endangered species.

    The location is close to San Jose, close to the San Jose International Airport and only an hour and a half to the Pacific beach or several hours to different volcano parks, white water rafting and many other fun things to do.

    I can definitely recommend MonteLargo as a great place to visit and Dennis is a great host. I believe that you will thoroughly enjoy your visit to MonteLargo.


    January 2014
  • I think that we have a lot to learn from the animal kingdom. My son, Dennis, has dedicated his life to the care and well-being of the animal kingdom. My favorite is the cute little Marmoset monkey. I like the close family bonds they have. And I like the beautiful Scarlet Macaws which mate for life.

    Every time I come to Costa Rica I plan on doing some sightseeing. But it is always so enjoyable being around all of the animals at ZOO AVE that I feel no need to do much except enjoy my surroundings. However, when I do take time to go sightseeing there are so m any things to do within an hour and a half, whether it is seeing a volcano or the ocean or the jungle.

    I am very proud of my son’s accomplishments. Please come and visit. You will be very glad that you had the opportunity to see one of the best places in Central America protecting and rebuilding endangered animal species.


    January 2014
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Hello, I am Dennis Janik, Founder and Executive Director of RESCATE ANIMAL ZOO AVE. I was born in Canada, lived in the USA for 11 years and the past 23 years in Costa Rica. Today I am fluent in Spanish and consider myself to be a Costa Rican. My life passion is the rehabilitation of injured animals and rebuilding the natural population of endangered species. The Profile Picture is of me doing my favorite work, watching a newly released Sloth climbing a tree to find his new home. As a small child, my love and passion of caring for animals started when I rescued a toad from the middle of a concrete driveway and then relocated the toad to a natural habitat beside a lake. Since that time I have dedicated myself to animals. Moving to Costa Rica has allowed me to build on that dedication and passion. When I moved to Costa Rica I assumed control of a small little zoo and relocated it to an old coffee plantation, a much larger property. That little start has now grown into RESCATE ANIMAL ZOO AVE, a non-profit foundation, which has the proud reputation of being one of the largest and most outstanding facilities in Latin America for rehabilitating injured animals and rebuilding endangered species. Examples of rebuilding the natural population of endangered species in areas where they had been locally extinct for over 60 years include raising and releasing: Over 350 Great Curassow Birds Two separate troops of 30 Spider Monkeys Over 300 Scarlet Macaw Birds Examples of rehabilitating and releasing injured birds and animals, or unwanted pets include: Over 200 Howler Monkeys Over 140 White Faced Monkeys Over 1500 Turtles Plus many thousands of various birds, animals, and reptiles. Last year RESCATE ANIMAL ZOO AVE, located in La Garita, Alajuela, Costa Rica, took in over 1400 injured and unwanted animals. This year, 2013, during the first nine months, over 2600 animals have passed through the facility. Animals are released at various locations throughout Costa Rica and also here at the facility. Over the years, many species have been re-established in the local area including the Orange-chinned Parakeet, the Crimson Fronted Parakeet, the Gray-headed Chacalaca, the Grey-necked Rail, the Laughing Falcon, the Spectacled Owl, the Green Iguana, the Agouti and the Two-toed Sloth. Some animals are not capable of being released back into the wild and they generally end up with a natural habitat home here at the facility. Including both the released birds and animals that are free in the local area plus the animals that are given a natural habitat, visitors have the benefit of being able to see a wide range of birds and animals that cannot be seen elsewhere. I welcome you to come and stay in my home, visit our facility and see our work. Our non-profit foundation needs your help and support in continuing our efforts to rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild and to rebuild endangered species.
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