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.
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.
Tarsicio and his wife gave us a warm welcome and all the information we needed to enjoy our stay in Monteverde. The house was beautiful (all made out of wood), working wifi, hot water, and our room was very homey. The kitchen was nice because we could cook our own meals, which we did for both dinners during our stay. The location is close to many of the reserves, and we were able to walk to the Monteverde Cloud Reserve in about 40 minutes. When we left, Tarsicio called us a taxi which showed up quickly and took us where we needed to go. We loved the provided breakfast of fresh fruit and scrambled eggs, and we very much enjoyed our stay.
Casa Alquimia is within walking distance of Monteverde center. That said, keep in mind that Monteverde is tiny and remote. I recommend a four-wheel drive because Monteverde is only accessible via a bumpy dirt road. Casa Alquimia is not completely finished, but the AirBnB rooms are finished. The accommodations are simple and rustic. Tarsicio and his wife are helpful and kind hosts. Tarsicio can make reservations at the various parks for you. This is an affordable base of operations when planning to spend most of your time outside in and around Monteverde looking for wildlife. You may need to try several places and different times of day to spot birds and animals.
Lovely host, but only half finished building.
We had a great time at Casa Alquimia and the Tarsicio was really helpful in booking our trips; however I don't think it is clear from the description and images that this building is not finished. Flooring, joinery and soft furnishing are all missing in places, but the place will be really nice when these are completed.