About Us

Why this is the best place for you...

  • You are going to experience authentic Costa Rican hospitality in our friendly family run hotel.

  • Comfortable and spacious rooms with private bathrooms, the best views in Monteverde and the cloud forest right on your doorstep.

  • This is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy. At our peaceful location you can really unwind, connect with nature, enjoy the sounds of the forest, and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

  • We provide for you fresh fruits and vegetables from our organic permaculture farm.

  • You can enjoy our crystal clear natural spring water.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint, with 100% of our electricity produced.

  • We are happy to show you our family farm, where you will learn how to produce the best coffee in the world.

  • As a guest you can enjoy unlimited access to our cloud forest and waterfall.

  • While staying here you can take advantage of our location to the nearby attractions.


Our Story...

Vista Verde Lodge came into existence in the early ’90s. Concerned about worldwide environmental destruction and climate change, we had a vision and decided to buy a part of the cloud forest and protect it for future generations. We have 96 hectares of land here but use only 1 hectare for the hotel and lodge.

We grant access to scientists and researchers so that they can study the land and complex ecosystems of the cloud forest. This is a completely non-profit aspect of our enterprise which we are very happy to contribute to for the greater good.

Our vision was also to make Vista Verde Lodge carbon neutral. 100% of the electricity is derived from the hydroelectric generator powered by the waterfall. Likewise, our water is sourced from a natural spring located on the property.

When the lodge was founded in the early ’90s, there was no road access, and so we also had to build the final 2 km to the location. We were always an authentic off-grid enterprise!

We are always on hand to give our guests the best possible experience at the hotel in the cloud forest. Ran by a native Costa Rican family from the Monteverde region gives our guests a taste of authentic Costa Rican hospitality. Share a love for the cloud forest, passion for conservation, and nature at its very best.

We would like to extend you a warm welcome to experience our eco-friendly family-run lodge.


Guest reviews

Cas (Canada) – Heaven on Earth

“Beautiful host. Stunning location”

Suzi (Switzerland) – Great views and food

“The view to Arenal volcano from the restaurant is stunning. The rooms are clean and spacious and the food fresh and very good prepared”

Miroslav (Czech Republic) – Superb

“Superb!!! Very quiet place and accommodation in claud forest near Monte Verde. I will pleased for cooperations for next trip in 2022! Thanks”

Petr (Germany) – Amazing location with fantastic views of Volcan Arenal

“Host! Breakfast, especially the pancakes. Size and tastiness of the evening meal. View. Sunset.”

Adriana (Spain) – Lugar hermoso y tranquilo

“Es un sitio precioso en medio del bosque, te encuentras rodeado de naturaleza (a destacar, los colibrís coloridos). Eulogio y su hija son super agradables e incluso nos llevaron en su coche hasta nuestra excursión a la mañana siguiente. Además, el desayuno es inmejorable!!”