About This Listing
Our tranquil wooden guesthouse is located in Monteverde away from the urban noise yet close to all attractions. Comfortable rooms have views of the green hills and the Gulf of Nicoya. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi and a delicious homemade breakfast!
Our hostel consists of 3 double and 2 single occupany rooms. All rooms are spacious with large windows, comfortable spring beds, and terrace access. The 3 double occupancy rooms have private bathrooms. The single room and one room with two twin beds share a bathroom.
Our shared living space has a small library and a piano, fully equipped kitchen, restroom, terrace, and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included and comes with our homemade bread and marmalade.
Our family home is located next door to the hostel. We will make you breakfast each morning and happily answer any questions and assist you in booking activities.
We are located in a very safe neighborhood. There are only three neighbors living next to us, all of them as friendly and peaceful as everyone in this community.
We are situated in the heart of Monteverde. From here you can easily access any of the four big natural reserves where you can experience the unique flora and fauna of this area. We are happy to provide our guests information about the different kind of tours which take place in Monteverde. The range of activities is huge and includes tours of the forest reserves, Butterfly Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition, The Bat Jungle, organic farms, coffee and chocolate plantations, 4 km railway forest trip, or the Monteverde Cheese Factory. For adrenaline junkies there are extreme sports available such as canopy tours, suspension bridges, abseiling giant trees, or bungee-jumping.
Casa Alquimia Artes is easily accessed by car or public transport. Free private parking is available. If needed, we can provide you with public transportation schedules so you can coordinate your flight with transport to Monteverde.
Fully equipped kitchen, verandas, living room with piano, free WIFI
Interaction with Guests
We live next door and are available at any time to assist you with booking tours, taxis, and assisting with anything you may need. Please do not hesitate to knock on our door.
This is a beautiful, natural area with forests and expansive views of the valleys all the way down to the Gulf of Nicoya. It is a wonderful place to walk and people are very friendly and easy-going. There are several very good restaurants within five minutes (walking) and a small health food store also.
There is an inexpensive bus that goes to the Monteverde Cloud Forest each morning. It is 2 minutes away to get it. Walking is the best and healthiest way to get around but taxis are also available and are inexpensive. We have free parking for guests who bring their own car.
We had a lovely stay at Casa Alquemia Artes. They're located just outside of town in a safe location between town and the cloud forest with many great restaurants nearby and easy on-site parking. Tarsicio was great about suggesting things to do and was able to get us set up with a couple of activities on very short notice. He was also very accommodating with moving our breakfast a bit earlier when we had an early morning activity. Speaking of which, breakfast was super tasty with homemade breads, fresh fruit and different other items each day (eggs, pancakes). Our room was private with a bathroom thought a bit small and there was some construction on the house going on that looks like its been in progress for a while but it wasn't a bother to us. We had a fun visit.
Upon our arrival to Casa Alquima Artes, we were immediately given a very warm welcome by our hosts. We arrived quite early and they were still getting rooms ready, but they very kindly paused Marianella served us some delicious fresh pineapple juice while Tarsicio let us know all of the different activities and his specific recommendations in Monteverde. We had a lovely little room with wonderful big windows a cozy bed with brightly colored blankets and a very clean little bathroom. The entire house was a beautiful construction of cement, glass and wood, and very picturesque. They are still doing construction on it, but that did not bother us or interfere with our stay there in any way. In the morning he served us a delicious breakfast of toast, fruit, eggs and delicious coffee. He also recommended a little waterfall hike right across from the street from their driveway which we explored on our last day. It was actually amazing because we were the only people on the trail and we ended up seeing a bunch of wildlife including rainbow toucans, some other birds and mammals, in fact more wildlife than we saw when we were in the actual cloud forest reserve. We also enjoyed the house dog and extremely friendly cat, which made it feel even more like home. We would highly recommend staying here as you will not find warmer or kinder hosts who truly want to make your stay as wonderful as possible. We truly enjoyed hearing their story and staying at their lovely home.
Formidable séjour grâce à l'accueil chaleureux de Tarsicio et sa famille. Il est très disponible et propose son aide pour le choix et la réservation des activités. Une partie de la maison est en travaux mais les chambres et partie communes sont agréables. Le petit déjeuner est copieux, appréciable pour les journées de balades, l'eau de la douche est chaude. Nous recommandons casa Alquimia pour l'accueil et la bonne ambiance de la maison.
Tarsicio was an amazing host! Honestly wish we were able to stay longer! If you like the wilderness this is the place for you! Tarsicio right away started sharing all the great things that Monteverde has to offer. Tarsicio even started arranging pickups, restaurants, and activities for us to do. He was so helpful and genuine. We also had the pleasure to meet his family. They were extremely nice! Oh and the breakfast!!! Papaya was sooo fresh! Truly an amazing place!
Good location and the hosts are very accommodating. Helped us with the booking of the tickets and gave recommendations which were helpful.
The place is still under construction, but don't let that keep you from staking there. It is a very nice and comfortable place well situated. Tarcisio was bery helpful arranging activities and suggested some great places and restaurants to visit.
His entire family was very welcoming.