El Viandante

1 km E from Banco de Costa Rica Santa Elena

Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica 60109

El Viandante means “The Traveler” in Italian. This charming, family-run hotel is just a 15-minute drive from the world-famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and other area attractions, making it a great choice for travelers seeking a hotel with a convenient location. El Viadante offers clean and comfortable accommodations for guests to rest, reflect and reconnect with nature. Guests will feel at home with the wonderful service provided by Renzo and Grace (the owners) and their friendly staff. Travelers seeking the complete Monteverde experience should consider staying at El Viandante.

El Viandante

Hotel Details


Featuring a convenient location in the Cerro Plano area, El Viandante offers easy access to nearby Monteverde attractions, such as the Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.4 miles), Monteverde Butterfly Garden (0.5 miles) and Monteverde Serpentarium (0.5 miles).

Hotel Amenities

El Viandante is situated on a hillside in Monteverde, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. On clear days, guests can see the Nicoya Peninsula and Pacific Ocean from the comfort of their rooms. The hotel offers guests use of its small library and board game collection, as well as desktop computers for internet access. Guests who would like to get to know Monteverde on wheels can rent a bike from hotel. El Viandante also offers a delicious, complimentary breakfast on the third floor of the hotel, which offers views of the Gulf of Nicoya.

  • Dining area
  • Porch area
  • Library
  • Board games
  • Computer station
  • Free breakfast
  • Bike rentals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Heating
  • Coffee service
  • Shuttle service
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)


El Viandante has 10 accommodations, divided between seven standard rooms and three economic rooms.

Standard Room: The standard rooms vary from single to quadruple occupancy. All of the rooms have an en-suite private bathroom with hot water, cable TV and a complimentary Wi-Fi.

Economy Room: The economy rooms are located on the first floor with its own entrance separate from the reception. Each room has a private bathroom, cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Guests can choose between one twin bed or two twin bed depending on their needs.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Fan
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Alarm clock
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Heating
  • Orthopedic Mattresses
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Dining

    El Viandante has a dining area which serves breakfast from 7am to 9am; 6:30am early breakfast available by appointment. Guests can also enjoy the 180° surrounding view over a cup of tea or coffee from 7am to 7pm.

    Nearby Things to Do

    Monteverde Frog Pond – 0.6 miles
    Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary – 0.8 miles
    The Bat Jungle – 1.0 mile
    Children´s Eternal Rainforest – 1.4 miles
    Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge – 1.4 miles
    Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve – 2.9 miles
    Selvatura Adventure Park – 3.9 miles
    Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve – 4.1 miles