Jardín de Orquídeas
This sweet-smelling garden in Santa Elena has shady trails winding past more than 400 types of orchid organized into taxonomic groups....
A guide will show you around and introduce you to some 40 species of slithery snakes, plus a fair number of frogs, lizards, turtles and...
A local landmark in the center of Santa Elena.
Monteverde Beer House
It’s not a brewery – contrary to the sign – but it does offer a selection of local craft beers. There’s a shady deck out back and...
If you’re feeling peckish, go straight to this lovely cafe in Santa Elena, filled with art and light. Take a seat on the front porch and...
Matáe Caña information
Housed in Santa Elena’s original tavern, Matáe Caña is a chic new lounge that fills the void long been present in Monteverde. Opened in late 2009 by the folks behind Pensión Santa Elena, Matáe Caña features the same passion and attention to detail. A waterfall graces one entire wall of the bar. There are numerous padded nooks and crannies where you can sip a drink with your date. During warm weather, guests can lounge on beds in the outdoor patio. The women’s bathroom even has its own lounge with couch and huge mirrors. The bar has a good selection of rums and specialty drinks; don’t miss the Howler Monkey Shot. The lounge also hosts occasional live salsa bands.