El Establo Mountain Hotel

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2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM, pool umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM, pool umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of El Establo Mountain Hotel

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El Establo Mountain Hotel

3.5 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 549-2050

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChildren's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonteverde Orchid Garden14 min walk
  • Popular LocationRanario15 min walk
  • AirportCanas (CSC)82 min drive

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About this area


Located in Monteverde, El Establo Mountain Hotel is in the mountains. Bat Jungle is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Children's Eternal Rainforest. Travelling with kids? Consider Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), or check out an event or a game at Quebrada Grande Arena.

What's nearby

  • Children's Eternal Rain Forest Bajo del Tigre - 7 min walk
  • Bat Jungle - 10 min walk
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) - 11 min walk
  • Monteverde Orchid Garden - 14 min walk
  • Ranario - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 155 min drive


  • Restaraunte Don Luis - 3 min walk
  • De Lucia - 6 min walk
  • Tramonti - 8 min walk
  • Restaurante Celajes - 10 min walk
  • Don Juan Choco Café - 11 min walk

About this property

El Establo Mountain Hotel

3.5-star, family-friendly hotel near Bat Jungle
2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a conference centre are on-site. All 155 rooms offer comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus room service and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include separate baths and showers, coffee makers and down duvets.
El Establo Mountain Hotel offers 155 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Green Leaf Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: CRC 11500 for adults and CRC 11500 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Restaurants on site

  • Las Riendas
  • Laggus

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CRC 11500 for adults and CRC 11500 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 110000 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

El Establo
El Establo Hotel
El Establo Mountain
El Establo Mountain Hotel
El Establo Mountain Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Mountain Monteverde
Establo Mountain Hotel
Hotel El Establo
Hotel Establo
Establo Mountain Montever
El Establo Mountain
El Establo Mountain Hotel Hotel
El Establo Mountain Hotel Monteverde
El Establo Mountain Hotel Hotel Monteverde

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 404 out of 990 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 329 out of 990 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 152 out of 990 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 65 out of 990 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 40 out of 990 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
That hotel was the worse part of our trip. Rooms in need of renovations. No Air Conditioner and a little window that barely air out the room. No screen on the door so you can’t open the patio door. Very uneven stone floors in hallway going into the room so very hard to roll your luggage. You can hear everything from other guest’s rooms and hallway. The view from the room is beautiful. Will never stay there again
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We booked a suite for our stay for 2 nights in this hotel. This hotel is overrated. Our first time here i wish we listened to our friends and book a better hotel for $800 that we spent here. Room size was fine and had a nice balcony overlooking a garden. Lights??? We stayed there in the dark afrer sunset . We had to go go to bed at 8 pm cuz there was no light in the room. Just 2 lamps. Beetles, mosquitoes all over the room. I understand its tropical here and its normal but not for a hotel. No hot water to shower anytime. Thank God to verizon otherwise there was no Wifi in the room. I felt like we stayed in a very cheap inn instead of a hotel for $400 a night. Not happy at all.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing views of the rainforest. Nice and quiet at night. One light bug did manage to get in our room which scared me but I googled and it was not one to worry about. Crib was provided for our son. They have their own canopy and night walk onsite. We did a different tour the morning we had to check out. I did have them do laundry for my son. Kids need more clothes than adults. They had it washed and folded within reasonable time and price was adequate for traveling.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
The wifi doesn't work at all at this hotel and there are no screens on the windows so a whole bunch of bugs and lizards got in our room. They also only gave us 2 towels despite it being a room that sleeps 4 people (2 king beds) and when we called for more towels, it took them over an hour in the morning to drop them off! Unacceptable. They also claim they have a shuttle because the resort is huge and it takes forever to walk uphill to the pool, but the shuttle also doesn't come in a timely fashion or at all.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great view. The walls in the rooms are very thin so you hear everything. The fact that this hotel is on a hill, it makes it more difficult to easily use the amenities
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022