Hotel El Mono Feliz

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Calle del Jardin, Ojochal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The hotel has simple rooms but also lovely cabañas in a tropical garden, a paradise for birdwatchers, where you can enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees and beautifully colored butterflies. Welcome to the hotel managed by Dutch owners.

Your host, Otto
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The hotel has simple rooms but also lovely cabañas in a tropical garden, a paradise for birdwatchers, where you can enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees and beautifully colored butterflies. Welcome to the hotel managed by Dutch owners.

The Space

You stay in a Standard Room ($50)
The Standard Room is a simple room wit a double bed and a private bathroom with cold and hot water. There is a ventilator in the room. Air conditioning: +$6 per night

But you also can stay in one of our Cabañas (for 2 persons: highseason $85, lowseason $75, cabaña for 4 persons: high season $100, low season $90). Contact us for more details.

Discover the unspoilt south of the magnificent holiday country Costa Rica!
Hotel El Mono Feliz, situated in the south western Pacific region, is the excellent spot to explore this beautiful zone.
The hotel has a Dutch management and it is an excellent starting-point for all the sights in the direct surroundings, but also a place to relax after all the daily troubles at home, lying in a hammock near the swimming pool.

The hotel has a tropical garden, a paradise for birdwatchers, where you also can enjoy the beautiful flowers, trees and beautifully colored butterflies. Near the swimming pool a hammock invites you to take a well-earned siesta. On the large veranda you can relax in the shade. You can take a walk in the back garden, where you will see a lot of palm trees and tropical plants. Two streams cross the terrain and at the end of the garden you will reach the river.

The hotel is a starting-point for all kinds of activities: enjoying the beaches, discovering wild animals and natural beauty in the different national parks, horseback riding, visiting the most beautiful waterfalls in Costa Rica, canoeing at see or on the river, boat trips in the mangroves, sea-fishing on a boat, discovering the underwater world while snorkeling or scuba diving, a boat trip to one of the islands off the coast, in short: there are a lot of opportunities to discover the country! The owners of the hotel will be happy to help you planning your trips in order to give you an unforgettable holiday!

Guest Access

Breakfast, pool and rancho with hammock, WiFi internet, we can help you with many tours.

Interaction with Guests

We always have a personal contact with our guests.

The Neighborhood

The tranquility in our charming little village.

Getting around

There is not much public transport in our area.
We have a private parking lot.

Other Things to Note

Whale watching: from the end of December until March and from mid-July until the end of October.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $315 /week
Monthly Price: $500 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Anya and Otto are extremely resourceful and were able to provide us with very good and appropriate recommendations for our family during our stay in Ojochal. The location is wonderful! They are next door to a French bakery, around the corner from a grocery store, near an amazing waterfall, close to remarkable beaches, and down the street from lots of restaurants. We appreciated their very good directions and homemade maps of the area. They pointed out places and activities that we never would have found on our own. They are very direct and were able to provide us with honest advice about everything. They know a lot about Costa Rica. They kindly upgraded us to the cabins and we were happy to have stayed there. There were two separate rooms (one with a closed door) and a "dining room/kitchen" space. There is a little kitchen in the cabins and we cooked most days/nights. There is also laundry available which was quite convenient. Anya immediately let us use a high chair for our baby which was also very helpful. The only thing I can say is that if you have a toddler - you have to be very careful around the pool and around the deck area of the cabins. I also wished that there was more of a communal space where you could regularly talk to other travelers. I wish that you could have a coffee at any time in the common space. We were there during the low season so it's possible it's more like that during busier times.

    May 2014
  • Nice people and have maps for the local area that are very useful.

    April 2014
  • Hotel El Mono Feliz is a delightful little hotel up in the jungle, just beware if you are not an early riser, room #1 is beside the kitchen and breakfast starts at 7am.
    Do not miss the jungle treehouse pizzeria next door, I was fortunate enough to be in there during an incredible rain downpour that lasted 2 hours.

    February 2014
  • Didnt enjoy the stay at Hotel El Mono Feliz. We arrive to find out that we had to pay an extra fee to use the airconditioner in the room. We were having a quiet been next to the pool and were told by the owner that we couldnt have any drinks next to the pool very rudely without any introduction at all by the guy. Very average stay do not recommend.

    February 2014
    Response from Otto:

    the hygiene of our pool is very important to us. Therefore it is not allowed to consume food or beer in the pool. And that was happening. We are sorry that our guests had not well understood these basic rules.

    February 2014
  • Great place ! Just one word : Perfect ! We will come back. Thanks to our kind hosts.

    February 2014
  • Location and hosts were lovely. Sadly did not have time to enjoy it for longer. Bird table attracted interesting array of birds at breakfast time. Swimmable waterfall nearby and good sized pool. Only missing was a cotton sheet to go under the blanket and note that rate does not include breakfast. Otherwise, all good and excellent value.

    November 2013
    Response from Otto:

    Thank you for your nice words. But the sheet was really there. The bed was made so nice and tight that you missed seeing it, you slept on top of it.....

    November 2013
  • Stayed one evening in July, and Otto and Anja were very welcoming hosts. They have a lovely little piece of property with beautiful flora and fauna all around. They will happily give you much information about the surrounding area and suggest things to do. Really wish we could have stayed a little longer, but we'll happily return someday!

    July 2013
    Response from Otto:

    Thank you so much for your kind words!
    We hope to see you back for a longer stay so you can spot the humpback whales with their babies along our coastline.

    July 2013
  • We had a lovely stay with Otto and Anja. They were great hosts and we enloyed out stay in Ojochal. Myself and my 10 year ols daughter went whalewatching from there. Lots of Dolphins, no whales. Our room was a little rustic as all the cabins were full. I would indeed stay there again.
    Thanks O and A.

    February 2012
  • A picturesque tropical garden location with lots of birds. Very quiet and tranquil. Facilities are immaculate with fresh towels and daily cleaning. I opted to upgrade to one of their cabanas which have more room, nice cross-ventilation, and a kitchenette. The nearby 'supermercado' is quite well stocked for making your own meals or there are several restaurants close by. Otto & Anja are great hosts and willing to offer lots of advice on local tours and attractions.

    December 2011
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We are Anja and Otto, a Dutch couple living in Costa Rica since 2004, and the owners of Hotel El Mono Feliz (the Happy Monkey) in Costa Rica.
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