Terra Viva

Finca Terra Viva, 2.5 Km Municipalidad de Monteverde

Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica 60109

Terra Viva is a rustic hotel situated on a 300-acre farm that produces dairy and vegetable products. Situated about 2 miles away from the town of Santa Elena, the hotel is located in the quiet side of Monteverde. It is located on 300-acre farm that produces dairy products and harvests vegetables. A stay at Terra Viva provides guests with both comfortable accommodations and the chance to learn about sustainable practices and the local ecosystem.

Terra Viva

Hotel Details


Terra Viva is nearby a variety of Monteverde attractions, including Sky Adventures Monteverde Park (1.7 miles), Monteverde Butterfly Garden (1.9 miles) and Monteverde Frog Pond (2.2 miles).

Hotel Amenities

Terra Viva offers a variety of unique activities and features, including a Private Wildlife Reserve; paths and trails for birdwatching and observing wildlife, a horseback riding trail cutting through a cloud forest; streams with ocean views; mountain water springs and opportunities to participate in dairy farming-related activities.

Access to the Private Wildlife Reserve is free for guests. It has more than 4 miles of nature trails home to local flora and fauna, including the famous Resplendent Quetzal. Do not miss out on the night hike tour (surcharge). A guide takes a group deep into the reserve to observe nocturnal fauna, such as kinkajous, sloths, owls, small tree frogs, vine snakes, lizards and more.

The property takes great pride in its sustainable practices. Learn about the cheese-making process and how the farm and hotel are reducing their carbon footprints on the cheese making & sustainable farm tour. Guests should not miss out on the 2.5 horseback riding tour, which takes riders through the farm, private reserve, streams and open areas to admire stunning views of the Pacific and Caribbean, as well as neighboring volcanoes and lowlands.

  • Private nature reserve
  • Walking trails
  • Gardens
  • Working farm
  • Game room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service
  • Coffee service
  • Free breakfast
  • Complimentary self-parking


The accommodations at Terra Viva consist of five bedrooms in the main lodge and two casitas.

Lodge Room: These spacious rooms are reminiscent of a log cabin, with wooden floors and rustic décor. Each room has a balcony with jungle views and a private bathroom, as well as solar-heated water and electricity. The Lodge Room can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Casita: The casitas (small homes) are ideal for those seeking additional privacy and space. Surrounded by lush vegetation, each casita consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower and a living room, as well as a kitchen, dining area and terrace. The casita can sleep up to 5 guests.

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hot water
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Balcony/terrace


Terra Viva has a dining room on the first floor of the main lodge. A free breakfast is served on a daily basis. Traditional, Costa Rican meals are available on request.

Nearby Things to Do

Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary – 3.0 miles
Monteverde Orchid Farm – 3.0 miles
Selvatura Adventure Park – 3.0 miles)
The Bat Jungle – 3.2 miles
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve – 3.3 miles
Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge – 3.6 miles
Children´s Eternal Rainforest – 3.6 miles
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve – 5.1 miles