Hotel El Bosque

Route 602 First Right after Tramonti

Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica 60109

Featuring an excellent location in a lovely, wooded area, Hotel El Bosque is a quiet and secluded hotel just 2 miles away from the famed Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Although the hotel is located halfway up a mountain in the outskirts of Santa Elena, it is certainly not in the middle of nowhere, as guests can walk to nearby restaurants and stores. In addition to offering affordable accommodations, the property has its own forest with nature trails and varied flora and fauna. Enjoy some down time and peace and quiet at El Bosque Lodge.

Hotel El Bosque

Hotel Details


Situated in the outskirts of Santa Elena, Hotel El Bosque is adjacent to the Children´s Eternal Rainforest, just a 4-minute walk to the Bat Jungle and 0.5 miles from the Monteverde Cheese Factory.

Hotel Amenities

Surrounded by tropical foliage and a lush forest, Hotel El Bosque is a great option for nature lovers and travelers looking for some peace and quiet. The hotel offers a nature trail system that extends beyond the property, allowing guests to enjoy a lovely hike whenever they please. The property also has gardens and a picnic area. Don´t miss out on the night hikes in the surrounding cloud forest, which are great opportunity to see species that you usually wouldn´t see during the day, such as spiders and tree frogs. The hotel also offers private bird watching tours during the morning.

  • Garden
  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Night hikes
  • Bird watching tour
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Tour/ticket desk
  • Laundry service
  • Private parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport/area shuttle (surcharge)

Hotel Rooms

Laid out in horseshoe shape with a central courtyard, El Bosque ´s 25 guestrooms are simple, but comfortable. Each room has a double or twin bed, as well as a private bathroom with hot water, a mini refrigerator, telephone, coffee maker and fan. For larger groups, The property offers rooms with two double beds and a twin bed.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water
  • Shower
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Fan
  • Desk


Hotel El Bosque is home to the best Italian restaurant in the Monteverde area. Run by an Italian and Costa Rican couple, Restaurante Tratmonti offers a variety of delicious pasta dishes, seafood and meat. Hotel El Bosque also offers a complimentary breakfast daily.

Nearby Things to Do

  • Curi-Cancha Wildlife Reserve – 0.5 miles
  • Monteverde Butterfly Farm – 1.4 miles
  • Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary – 1.4 miles
  • Serpentarium –1.4 miles
  • Frog Pond –1.7 miles
  • Entrance to Monteverde Reserve – 2.0 miles
  • Entrance to Santa Elena Reserve – 5.6 miles
  • Selvatura Adventure Park – 5.4 miles