Hotel El Establo

Costa Rica

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  • Enjoy walking in this private cloud-forest reserve.
  • There are outstanding views to be had here of the surrounds.
  • Sample fine dining at Laggus restaurant.
  • Each room has its own balcony or veranda.

The hotel is perfectly located to allow you to experience not only the 150 acre private reserve, but also Monteverde and Santa Elena Cloudforest reserves and the surrounds which are not to be missed.

Whilst it is on the large side with 155 rooms, the hotel is family owned and you will be made to feel welcome. The pleasant rooms are elevated, each with a balcony or veranda boasting outstanding views over the grounds. They are spacious, well decorated and have large bathrooms with separate bath and shower.

The main areas house two restaurants. Las Riendas provides a mixture of delicious Costa Rican and international cuisine which you can enjoy in a casual atmosphere, while Laggus, located in a separate two storey building, is more about fine-dining. The lounge/bar is a welcoming spot to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink and perhaps chat with fellow travellers. Take a seat on the balcony and enjoy views of the on-site lake and the Gulf of Nicoya. After a day out exploring the reserve why not relax and enjoy the two heated swimming pools or wind down in the games room. Alternatively if you still have energy to spare then there are tennis and basketball courts, so plenty to do. If you are looking for a more sedate pace then try the spa where you can enjoy relaxing, pampering treatments.

The hotel has its own on-site canopy walking trail that you can enjoy with a qualified guide. It takes in the varying landscapes around the property and includes a Tarzan swing, hanging bridge and some hiking trails well worth the experience. You could opt for the night trail in the grounds where you might encounter some of the nocturnal animals that inhabit the forest. It is also easy to visit some of the local attractions from here such as the cheese factory, or take in a coffee farm tour. The orchid and butterfly gardens are beautiful and peaceful and well worth visiting either before or after you tackle the hanging walkways and suspension bridges of the Cloud-forest reserves.

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Client Rating for Costa Rica 5/5 from 216 reviews

Great, everything we needed, rooms spacious, views good. Shuttle service to reception from rooms welcome as it is on a big hill and rooms are quite far from reception.

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This friendly family-run hotel is surrounded by 150 acres of private cloudforest between Santa Elena and Monteverde.

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