Lonely Planet review
The proprietor of Pensión Flor de Monteverde, Eduardo Venegas Castro, has a beautiful new inn named for his wife. The area is peaceful and just steps away from the Santuario Ecológico, so there’s a good chance that wildlife will grace your front doorstep and the motmots will hang out in the trees out back. First-rate accommodations feature hot water and private balconies upstairs, with free wi-fi to boot. There’s a nice restaurant where breakfast is served. Nidia provides a superchill presence around the inn, and Eduardo, an expert naturalist, clearly revels in offering guided walks of the area’s forests.
Our independent authors have visited Nidia Lodge and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Monteverde & Santa Elena.
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