Lonely Planet review
For backpackers seeking something a little unconventional, Tina's might do it for you. This complex of little rooms and cabins has paths leading through the garden to each room. While the upkeep is not as assiduous as it could be, the setting is pleasantly organic.
Located on a ridge lined with budget joints, these simple casitas aren't your usual hostel setup. The rustic rooms, although basic, feature handcarved furniture of Tina's own design and seem almost to have sprouted spontaneously around the garden area. You're probably best off opting for private bathrooms as they seem a bit better maintained than the shared facilities. However Tina's is more about character than comfort - bedding is on the thin side and the shared kitchenette outside doesn't include a fridge. It's a great deal for a funky place that affords some privacy, in a quiet part of Santa Elena.
Services & facilities
Tina's Casitas is a peaceful place just a five minutes walk from the center of Santa Elena in the zone of Monteverde on a quiet side road.
Meet other travelers at our patio and enjoy the view of the Monteverde Reserve and the Pacific Ocean from the garden.
We have 5 wooden double rooms with shared bath, a house with 2 triple rooms with private bath and a house for 4 people with private bath.
There is hot water, rustic furniture of Tina's design in clean rooms and a kitchenette.
Right beside there is a Restaurant, a grocery store, laundry service and a public telephone.
The place is built with the environment in mind.
Most of the transportations pick you up right in front of Tina's Casitas.
So, what would you miss here if you don't stay in the center of town? Only the noise!
It will be a pleasure for us to help you with the most actual information in Spanish, English and German and can book all tours right here!
Why visit Monteverde?
For sure to be impressed by the unique Cloud Forest.
But you can also learn much about plants and animals on Day and Night Tours with professional naturalist Guides.
Visiting the Frog Pond, the Serpentarium and Reptile House, the Orquid Garden and the Butterfly Garden, going on a Coffee Tour or a Gold Tour can be a special experience
Get adrenaline on one of the Canopy Tours with their highest and longest ziplines of Costa Rica!
Or get a different view of the Cloud Forest from high above on the suspension bridges.
Horseback riding on sane horses and playing with monkeys is another special...and...and....
++Tina has a tree -planting project to reforest the Pacific slope. This is very important, because the deforestation quit the habitat for a lot of species, especially the Bell Bird and the Quetzal.
Also check our new ''Birdwatcher's Paradise Lodge'' information on this website.