I spent 4 nights here and found the experience both enjoyable and informative. It's unlike anywhere else I stayed in over 7 weeks in Costa Rica. The fees cover accommodation, food and numerous activities centred on informing visitors about the ecology of the area and the sustainable way in which the ecolodge and associated research/education facilities are managed. I must thank the volunteer interns (naturalists) for their friendly and very helpful attention while we were there. I reaIly enjoyed their company. I also commend the establishment for their waste water management which uses organic methods to treat waste water and generate methane gas for cooking.
Unfortunately the weather was very windy and showery during our stay and birdwatching which was our main interest was challenging.
It's a $15 taxi ride each way to the rest of the attractive features of Monteverde so it's best to have own transport
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For a culturally authentic educational experience, make the Ecolodge San Luis at the University of Georgia's Costa Rica Campus your base for exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest!Guests at the Ecolodge San Luis enjoy a wide range of educational, nature-based, and cultural activities, both on our campus and in the local community. Ecolodge San Luis won an international Innovation in Sustainability award. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ecolodge San Luis Hotel Monteverde