Camino Verde Bed and Breakfast is more than a typical Monteverde hotel, we specialize as a Bed and Breakfast, with a unique style of lodging which opened in 2009 and is located on the edge of Santa Elena, Monteverde. Our B&B is purposefully laid out
Perfect for couples. Private ensuite bathroom, kitchen to use, breakfast included and balcony with view of the gulf. 5 minutes walking distance from town. Very safe. We have great personal attention, fresh home made breakfast served every morning with different options. All tours pick up from our reception and we can help booking them for no extra charge.
** All Rooms are private with private bathroom!
Camino Verde B&B is a "Bed and Breakfast" style lodging opened in 2009 and located on the edge of Santa Elena. The B&B is laid out in the style of a family house and guests are encouraged to treat it as their home. The building was in fact once the owner\'s family home which gave inspiration to this "'Tica House" designed hotel.
The B&B is situated a 5 minute walk from the town centre of Santa Elena, but is far enough away for it to be quiet and have more rural surroundings. This is the perfect option for those who crave the quiet side of the countryside but who require the amenities provided in a town.
Camino Verde B&B comprises private rooms which sleep 2 to 4 guests. Four of the rooms have shared bathroom facilities and the rest are en suite. For the rooms with private bathroom the prices are $25 for one person, $35 for a double, triple $45 and quadruple $55. Rooms with shared bathroom costs $15 for a single and $20 for a double. All prices include breakfast and tax.
There is a kitchen and a communal area here which B&B guests are welcome to use. Here there is a computer with internet connection, plus Wifi is available for guests with routers in the communal areas of both the B&B and Tina\'s Casitas.
Breakfast is free for all guests and is served from 6am until 9am. However the staff are very flexible and an earlier breakfast or packed-breakfast can be arranged if you have an early morning tour, just give them prior warning the evening before. There are three options for breakfast: the first is the typical Tico dish of eggs, rice and beans and toast; the second is fried or scrambled eggs with toast; the third is a fruit platter served with toast. Real coffee and orange juice is also available for every guest.
Check-out time is 10am but guests are welcome to use the communal areas all day if they have a late bus to catch. Camino Verde also offers a luggage storage service.
The friendly staff on reception are also experienced tour agents so can give out impartial advice on all the local companies. Furthermore they can share their countrywide knowledge of Costa Rica and organise any ongoing travel. Upon arrival at the hotel they give all guests a map of Monteverde and mark out all the different tours and activities that various companies offer in the area. This way guests learn about what is available to them and can suss out how long they might like to stay for. If required they can create "pick and mix" packages of various activities to suit each individual.
Please let us know if you need any help on getting to Monteverde! We can help you arrange a Shuttle or a Taxi Boat Taxi if your coming from Arenal, For example, the taxi boat taxi is $25 a person and Shuttle from San Jose to Monteverde is $39 p.p
Also, Just to let you know, there are a lot of fun things to to here, and since we have an Info-Center we can help you arrange anything with great discounts! Prices you will find online will be higher, and availability wont be a problem, so there`s no need to book tours in advance.
Let us know if you have any questions about the B&B or on things to do!
Advice about arrival time.
Check out at 10am
Credit Card Facilities.
Fully Equipped kitchen to use, computers, Ipad, Free Calls to USA and Canada, free tour booking, maps and information
Interaction with Guests
We are the personal hosts! =)
Andrés Gómez Rodríguez
Lives in Monteverde Since 1989, eldest son of founder Harvey Gomez.
Jose A. Retana Cruz
Originally from Miramar near Puntarenas, lives in Monteverde since 1995, also known as "Flaco" which means Skinny!
Monteverde has a unique cloud forest, famous for seeing the Resplendent Quetzal! Monteverde also has the Longest Zip Line ( 1.6 Kilometers or 1 Mile. There are also Hanging Bridges, coffee tours and may other activirties
All trips have free transportation from our locaton
Other Things to Note
Please contact us if you need to book a shuttle or any of the tours! We have shuttles departing San Jose at 730 am or 3 pm! And also the Jeep Boat Jeep at 8 or 2 pm if you are coming from Arenal Volcano
No smoking in the Rooms, and always be PURA VIDA! If you don't know what Pura Vida means you will after you leave Costa Rica! =)
José welcomed us and gave us a lot of information about the area and different tours, that can be booked right at the B&B. Our room was nice, a little bit dark because we didn't really have a window, but since we didn't get to stay much in the room it was perfectly fine and also very clean with a comfortable bed. Camino Verde is within walking distance to the little town of Santa Elena which has some lovely Sodas and restaurants and some small shops.
The breakfast was just amazing, you have a choice of five different menues and tea and coffee as much as you want. Thanks again to José for letting us stay with you, we had a wonderful time in Monte Verde
This place overall was pretty amazing. The location is decent, a little ways from the center of town but within walking distance. It's also far enough off the main road to not hear too much traffic. The lobby area and small courtyard near the lobby were super cute. I couldn't have imagined it any better. The rooms were clean, and the host was super nice. The breakfast in the morning was also excellent and included. My only complaints were the lack of hot water in the shower, and the thickness of the walls. We had some rather loud neighbors and we could hear every word they said. This place overall was excellent and i would recommend it to anyone on a budget in the area.
I felt welcome right from the start.Andre was genuinely friendly & answered all our questions. He was so helpful with arrangements of tours.
By far this was our favorite place to have stayed in Costa Rica! It is less than a 10 minute walk to get to the downtown area and there is an amazing Soda right next door to the bed and breakfast. We spoke mainly with Ever, who was so helpful in showing us a map of Santa Elena and helping us book the taxi boat taxi to Fortuna as well as a guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The room was small but we didn't need much since we were out exploring all day. The free breakfast is also fantastic!
Tuvimos la suerte de conocer a Andrés y a José, ambos excelentes anfitriones!! Muy atentos, amables y con la mejor onda!!
El alojamiento es tal cual las fotos, esta todo muy limpio, las habitaciones son super acogedoras.
La verdad que 100 por ciento recomendable!!
I think a lot of reviews have mentioned this, but the staff here is awesome. We ended up staying across the street from Camino Verde in a room in a hotel I'm guessing is overflow, or may be an extension of the B&B. There was a large kitchen and breakfast room and a little sitting room on the second floor facing west. It was very nice and very lush, as it had flowers and plants all over the back courtyard. There was also Off-Street (!) parking for four cars. The roads in Monte Verde were rather tight and we were in a 4WD truck, so I was very happy to not have to parallel park it on the street.
The location is also very walkable. You can walk to all the restaurants and shops in town. While that may not be all that surprising, we drove past quite a few hotels and resorts that were out on the various roads leading out of town, and I much preferred being somewhere I didn't need a car to get a casado.
Looking back, Camino Verde stands out for offering a lot of things to do. We were able to grab breakfast, and easily join a tour to Monte Verde reserve in the morning, come back to town for lunch and get a tour that afternoon for a coffee plantation. All of this was reasonably priced and required no Spanish language proficiency to arrange.
The breakfast was also really nice. If you eat in the larger kitchen, it is self-serve. It is also first-come first-served. A couple people made piggies of themselves, and when I came a little late, there was very little fruit left and not much eggs. Buying breakfast out adds up though, and the one provided here is quite nice for the price of the rooms.
The bathrooms are not in the greatest shape. The showers kind of 'stutter' from time to time, with the water cutting in and out while the pipes knock.
Overall, worth the money, good location and lots to do.
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Hola, My name is Andres Gomez, I'm 24 years old and I have seen tourism grow in Monteverde since 1998 when I worked together with my dad and mom a Hostel we still have in town. Now, We have made our house a B&B and therefore will be glad to be your host during your visit. I spent 2 year in the U.S.A and therefore speak fluent English. Hope you can make it to our lovely Monteverde.
Hello, Welcome to the Jungle! My name is Jose Retana ( Flaco) and I have lived in Monteverde for more than 15 years. I love the work I do, and help everybody with their planing! I know all the good spots to visit in Arena and Monverde. I have been working for the Camino Verde family for more than 4 years, and I'm available 24/7 .! Do not skip the amazing zip lines and tarzan swing! See you soon!