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.
This airbnb was excellent!
I went out on the town with Stefan who was a volunteer at the casa and a new friend.
It was a Sunday night and the dance bar, something "Amigos", filled up with locals and tourists and we all danced and had a decent time.
Monteverde is a quiet town. I did the extremo zip lines and it was one of the best decisions I could make. Thank you Tarasicio for being a good host and recommending it to me!
Shower was great, bed was comfortable, place was clean. I was happy to be here for a night.
We spent three nights in a lovely room of Casa Alquimia Artes, with huge windows, which gave us a nice view outside. As we had rented a car, this place was perfect for visiting the surrounding attractions of Monteverde. Tarsicio was always helpful and full of advice. We felt very welcome in this nice, charming house.
Tarsicio was an amazing host. We had great conversations and are very much looking forward to seeing the hotel progress in the future. They are working hard on a truly unique and beautiful space. The art and feel of the place is perfect. Beautiful space hosted by beautiful people!
Siamo stati contenti dell'ospitalità di Casa Alquimia Artes e Tarcisio è stato molto gentile nel darci informazioni precise e nel farci sentire come a casa nostra, con delle colazioni buonissime e abbondanti
My girlfriend and I stayed at Tarcisio's Casa Alquimia in Santa Elena (Monteverde) for three nights during our trip around Costa Rica in January 2015.
Tarsicio was a really good host and offered to help us with anything we needed. We felt very welcome. We were served breakfast every morning at 7am and talked with Tarcisio about the different reserves.
The house is located close to the Monteverde Reserve which we chose to walk to on our first day. It was a beautiful short walk around 30 min and was up hill. The Curi-Cancha Reserve is basically right next door a short walk up the hill and we really enjoyed this reserve. Close to the house is an Argentinian and Italian restaurant.
The house is still under construction but this didn't affect our stay at all as the rooms are finished and no noisy construction was going on. Tarcisio and his wife are both artists and this can be seen around the house which is built with local wood.
I would definitely recommend Casa Alquimia if you are planning on spending some time in beautiful Monteverde!
Tarsicio and his wife are wonderful! We enjoyed our stay at Casa Alquimia Artes - it was quiet, easy, and beautiful. The hostel is still not complete, but don't let that stop you from enjoying this special property. Monteverde is such a great place to visit, and the location of this property is tops!
Casa Alquimia was exactly what I needed after a long trek through the forest. Tarsicio and his family were extremely welcoming and his home was very comfortable. Located in a very peaceful area away from the heavily concentrated city center. I would definitely recommend anybody to stay here.