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200 M Oeste Y 325 Sur De La Escuela Rafael Arguedas, calle Mariposa, Cerro Plano N/A Costa Rica
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Cala Lodge was built on three acres of property (1.2 hectares) of forest right next to the world-renowned Children's Eternal Rain Forest which has an area of 52.800 acres. It is the largest private reserve in Central America. Cala Lodge offers reasonably priced, cozy accommodations secluded from the noise and crowds and surrounded by beautiful forest with easy access to all the main attractions in the area. We help our visitors to design the best itineraries to take advantage of their stay in Monteverde and make it a memorable esperience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
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Secured parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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13Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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CONatureGirl wrote a review 2 Jun
Denver, Colorado239 contributions350 helpful votes
We loved our one night stay here. We only had a short time to spend in the cloud forest area but we're glad we stayed here. You feel immersed in nature and you can leave windows open at night (they have screens) to feel the cool mountain air and hear all the sounds of nature. The free breakfast is amazing and delicious, don't skip it! Short walk down into town to explore restaurants, etc. We walked at night and felt perfectly safe, used our flashlight on our phones to be visible to other folks. The trail around the property is serene and peaceful. They have a deck where birds come to eat the fruit they put out and we saw several colorful birds, a coati and an agouti. The staff member working while we were there was super friendly and we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Molly C wrote a review May 2022
Modesto, California7 contributions
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Beautiful room, although it wasn’t very spacious. The bed was comfortable. Great birdwatching location on the deck. Helpful staff, they gave great recommendations for restaurants and activities. The shower was only a trickle, though.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Psynaut wrote a review May 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona70 contributions46 helpful votes
The staff is very nice and helpful. The views are beautiful of the jungle. There is a lot of wildlife around the hotel, often visible from the large windows in the rooms. There is a nice trail that winds through the jungle around the hotel. It is close to town, as well. the breakfast was good and the parking was sufficient.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Susan M wrote a review May 2022
Medford, Oregon50 contributions14 helpful votes
Spectacular place! This is a sweet little haven in paradise. We saw a lot of wildlife and all kinds of birds during our stay. They have some feeders, but we saw nesting birds of all kinds. They have resident motmots and toucans. Fantastic food and great rooms with comfortable beds. Francisco took us on a bird tour. We are coming back next month.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Hillary E wrote a review Mar 2022
Johnson, Vermont14 contributions
We had an amazing trip to Monteverde and this hotel was a clean, quiet, and comfortable place to stay. The grounds are beautiful with lovely, secluded outdoor seating areas scattered throughout the property to take in the views and observe the abundant birds and other wildlife. Cala Lodge is within walking distance from several nice restaurants and a short, inexpensive taxi ride to the center of town. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were the best we had in our stay in Costa Rica with amazing homemade marmalade. The only (minor) complaint that we had was that our "mountain view" balcony was more a parking lot view, and had it been advertised as a room with a private balcony without mentioning mountain views we would not have been disappointed at all. We had a very pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Rich wrote a review Feb 2022
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Truly a hidden treasure for good value. Staff incredibly friendly, accommodating, attentive... Great breakfasts served on open air inside and veranda seating. Arranged inexpensive transport to hiking trails in Monteverde, Santa Elena, and Curi Cancha Cloud Forest Preserves. Surrounded by Rain Forest with trails. Bird Feeder and hummingbird flower gardens attracted many birds; a white-faced monkey appeared to rob fruit from an unattended plate! I would definitely stay there again - wished we had arranged a longer stay there. Rich and Laurie
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms appeared very nice but some had better view over a valley of rain forest.
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MARCIA077 wrote a review Feb 2022
Delaware, Ohio33 contributions83 helpful votes
I want to thank Francisco & all of his welcoming, and friendly staff for an enjoyable stay near the cloud forest reserves. You all go above and beyond for your customers and make them feel welcome. This is basic lodging with clean, maintained rooms. We had a junior suite for 2 people and it included ample space. The view from our room was awesome. Breakfast was always good and they accommodate your every wish. It is included in the nightly rates. I feel it was a pleasure to have met all of you! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Corner rooms have views. There are individual units in separate buildings for more privacy available
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bdbdg wrote a review Oct 2021
Heemskerk, The Netherlands28 contributions3 helpful votes
We really loved this lodge. We got a junior suite room, with a great view! Kind people, great breakfast. Really enjoyed this place. They put some fruits on a stand in front of the terrace, where you can enjoy beautiful birds while eating your breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: We had room number 16, which was very nice.
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Melissa B wrote a review Aug 2021
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The Cala lodge was a perfect spot for my husband and I when we visited Monteverde. The hotel was very quiet, beds were very comfortable, and the staff was so friendly. The location is within walking distance to town but also nature preserves and hiking trails. We will definitely stay again next time we visit Monteverde!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Tatiana S wrote a review Aug 2021
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I love Monteverde because it’s a green & peaceful place. I like to go at least once a year and Cala has been my to go place without a doubt. It’s a hotel placed within the peacefulness that characterizes Monteverde. Cala is always super clean, breakfast is amazing and their hospitality really stands out; plus they care a lot about sustainability. Definitely I will come back again and again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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cala hotel monteverde
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeCerro Plano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cala Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cala Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) (0.3 km) and Valle Escondido Nature Reserve (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cala Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Cala Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cala Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Thomas & Thiago, Restaurante De Lucía, and Restaurante Don Luis.
Is Cala Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Cerro Plano.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cala Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Cala Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Cala Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.