Rancho Makena

3km North of Santa Elena’s sports center in front of canopy 100 aventuras

Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica 60109

Surrounded by a lush rainforest and the Tilaran Mountain Range, Rancho Makena, is a quiet, family-run establishment that began as a dairy farm in 1998. This small hotel is within close proximity of the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and downtown Santa Elena. The property is comprised of three separate, two-story buildings. Each building has two cabins with separate entrances on each floor. Travelers who are looking for some peace and quiet and low nightly rates should consider staying at Rancho Makena.

Rancho Makena

Hotel Details


Situated near the road to the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Rancho Makena offers easy access to a variety of Monteverde attractions, including Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge (1 mile), the Serpentarium (1.2 miles) and the Frog Pond (1.3 miles).

Hotel Amenities

Surrounded by vast tracts of primary, secondary forest and reforested areas, this hotels is an ideal spot for nature lovers. It is home to a dairy farm that´s still in operation. Guests can tour the farm free of cost, or even explore the property and gardens on foot or horseback. Rancho Makena also has access to a variety of hiking trails.

  • Garden
  • Walking trails
  • Dairy farm tours
  • Horseback riding tours
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting room
  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking

Hotel Rooms

Rancho Makena has 22 accommodations. Each cabin has room for up to five people. Each cabin is comprised of two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Dining table
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Private entrance

Nearby Things to Do

  • Monteverde Orchid Garden – 1.4 miles
  • Monteverde Butterfly Farm – 3.8 miles
  • Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary – 3.9 miles
  • Bat Jungle – 4.0 miles
  • Entrance to Santa Elena Reserve – 4.1 miles
  • Monteverde Cheese Factory – 4.4 miles
  • Selvatura Adventure Park – 5 miles
  • Entrance to Monteverde Reserve – 5.9 miles


Rancho Makena has a restaurant, which serves complimentary breakfast daily.