This room features a small covered porch in front overlooking the forest edge and bit across the deep valley to the mountains on the other side. There is one queen bed and one single bed.
Located on the edge of the forest you have privacy and very little noise.
The forest setting allows you the opportunity to view various bird species, both up close, as well as flying high over the valley in front of you. Also the abundance of fruit trees surrounding the rooms attracts (in season) birds, Coatis, and white faced monkeys. (Since we have no animal training background, viewing animals is all based on luck).
Rainbows can also appear in the valley, hence the name.
You can be assured of privacy, not only due to the lack of rooms but also because the rooms are located a minimum of 150 meters from any neighbour and are well below the road level, although some outside noise can be heard depending on the direction of the wind.
Owner is on site and provides maps, local coupons, and info on local activities and things to do and where to shop and eat.
This room features a small covered porch in front overlooking the forest edge and bit across the deep valley to the mountains on the other side. There is one Queen bed and one single bed. A corner unit offers baggage storage and a place to hang clothes. In addition there is a coffee maker with free Monteverde coffee and a small bar refrigerator. Windows with screens.
No rules really just that people staying are fairly independent and clean and respectful of the property and other guests. Owner lives on site and can provide lots of info on local attractions and some discounts as well. You will have a good experience if the weather cooperates.
We loved our stay at the Rainbow Lodge. It was nice to have a front porch with a few microwave and a coffee pot. The place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It gets rave reviews for a reason. We were sorry it was only available for two nights.
Christian is a professional guide for Monte Verde reserve and he has very well organized information regarding all the activities around Santa Elena.
The room which I was renting is spacious with a small fridge and a microwave. The view of the valley is spectacular. I took a group tour with Christian and it was rainy in Monte Verde Reserve but the experience was very positive.
Expect some degree of wind in this geographical area therefore dress appropriately.
I had a short interaction with a healthy coatis in my last day and I got very good pictures of him since he was not too shy. I believe that this is a good place to enjoy the diversity of Costa Rica.
Our host, Christian, was very well organized and we were expected. The home is just south of the town of Santa Elena; five or ten minutes walk. Staying here was a lot like being in a really fine hotel. The rooms were clean, well-decorated, generally well laid out. The porch faces out to a great view of the valley and animals are all about at different times of the day.
This is really the best choice for staying in Santa Elena. It's relaxing, conveniently located, has a fantastic view. It's owners are very involved in it's improvement and upkeep. There is secure parking and the landscape is nicely planned and maintained. The rooms are very well built and have all the amenities (i.e. good microwave, coffee maker, dishes and utensils, a small refrigerator). Christian has plans for Rainbow Valley and is very knowledgeable about local activities/happenings. A quick walk downtown to the tourist center gets you a $4 dollar, round trip ride to places like the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, El Trapiche coffee tour, Hummingbirds, etc. Christian is also able and willing to arrange transport directly from the Lodge and even provides some discounts for some of the tours.
This location was perfect, view was stunning! Christian was absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Very knowledgeable and helpful. He helped book all our excursions and recommended places to eat. The place was exactly as described.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour au Rainbow Valley Lodge, qui porte bien son nom. Une vue magnifique et magique. Endroit calme et apaisant. La chambre était parfaite et très propre. Christian est un hôte très accueillant et très sympa. Il nous a aidé pour faire des activités.
Nous recommandons vivement cette très bonne adresse.
We loved our visit to Monteverde.Christian was a great host and tour guide.The town of Santa Elena was close by and had great places to eat,like the Tree House and Kukis.we saw a rainbow 2 out of 3 days in the valley.Thank you for a wonderful visit. Floyd and Anne Marie.
We had a good time in Monteverde, the (cloud) forest is amazing! Christian was quite helpful explaining and advising about what we could do here. Wether you want to do lots of activities or just wander around by yourself, Christian knows the best places.
The lower room was fine, the view was spectacular. You can hear the people in the upper room, but we just talked to them and it wasn't a problem to keep the noise down.
The room is a bit futher from town, so it's really calm. You don't experience any of the tourists crowds at the Rainbow Valley, so it's perfect for couples that want a more relaxed place to stay in Monteverde.
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Authorized birding and natural history tour guide in Monteverde Reserve and other Cloud Forest parks and trails.
Have worked in local tourism for 12 years.
My goal is to insure your satisfaction and to maximise your enjoyment of your stay in Monteverde with us.
I am also avid cyclist!