Hotel El Establo

Category: moderate
Style: lodge

Experience breathtaking sunsets and views of the cloud forest all the way to the Gulf of Nicoya from your balcony at one of the top hotels in Monteverde. The relaxing El Establo Hotel is located in the heart of Monteverde, on 150 acres of Cloud Forest Preserve; half of which is protected primary cloud forest neighboring the Monteverde Reserve. Rooms are spread out throughout the reserve with a shuttle service available between them.

El Establo’s comfortable accommodations and spacious suites are perfect for families and larger groups. The majestic hotel also boasts a Jacuzzi, a private lookout point, and trails for hiking. Please note El Establo does not have A/C as temperatures are typically cooler in the cloud forest and the area focuses heavily on sustainability. Wifi is available in the hotel restaurants and the lobby. Two pools exist on the property, one is heated.

Green Leaf Spa

Guests can’t go wrong with the Green Leaf Spa, either! Experience a haven of rejuvenation and relaxation at El Establo Hotel. Everything from massages and aromatherapy to exfoliates and facial treatments are offered. If you’re interested in having a wrap, the Green Leaf Spa has a variety of options that perfectly fit the tropical atmosphere – choose clay, milk, algae, chocolate, coffee…you’ll find the focus on health and well-being you need!

El Establo Restaurants

El Establo Hotel Laggus restaurant

Laggus Restaurant

El Establo Hotel contains two different restaurants. Breakfast is served at Las Riendas. Guests can dine buffet style or order a la carte. The chefs at Las Riendas stunningly combine a variety of Costa Rican and international dishes. The Laggus restaurant takes fine dining to a whole new level, with a special menu put together to please even the most demanding palates. Laggus is spacious and modern with breathtaking views as well as two private dining areas, available upon request.

El Establo Rooms

Hotel El Establo Deluxe

Deluxe Room

El Establo has 155 very comfortable rooms. Choose from either a Deluxe room, which has two queen-sized beds, or the impressive luxury Suites, which besides the larger King-size bed, also has a separate sitting area. Looking for something a bit more special? The Honeymoon room with a Jacuzzi is the perfect celebration.

El Establo Hotel suite


All rooms at El Establo Hotel feature wall-to-wall carpeting, amazing views from the balcony or terrace, orthopedic mattresses, large and private bathrooms, a television, a rocking chair, a safety box in the room, and a telephone.