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El Establo: "Mountain hotel" Top 5 Page for this destination Costa Rica Hotel Tip by Helga67

Costa Rica Hotels: 495 reviews and 694 photos

  El Establo
by Helga67

El Establo is a Quaker / Costa Rican family owned Lodge. This is one of the best hotels in the Monteverde region. Rooms are spacious and clean and the (junior) suits are the best. The rooms are in two buildings uphill and the reception, shop and restaurant are downhill. You have to take a long flight of outdoor cement stairs and there is no cover. If it is raining, it can be awkward to make it down these stairs.

Unique Qualities: The rooms have a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Nicoya and spectacular sunset views from the balcony. It's the only hotel in that area with a swimming pool, and it is even heated. They have a lake as well as private cloud forest trails.

Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Between Santa Elena and Monteverde National Park
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 28, 2005
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