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El Establo Mountain Hotel

3.5-star3.5 stars
Diagonal to Escuela Rafael Arguedas, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 549-2050, Costa Rica

Mountain hotel with spa, near Bat Jungle
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • There were several Mar 17, 2021
  • Bello lugar y atención Mar 6, 2021

El Establo Mountain Hotel

from €123
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Suite
  • Honeymoon Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite

What’s around El Establo Mountain Hotel


  • Bat Jungle - 10 min walk
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Lake Arenal - 30.6 mi / 49.2 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 155 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 161 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 155 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Year Built - 2001
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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.


Las Riendas - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Laggus - This fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

El Establo Mountain Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 11500 for adults and CRC 11500 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 110000 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for El Establo Mountain Hotel

  • Does El Establo Mountain Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, El Establo Mountain Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include d Sofia (3-min walk), De Lucia (6-min walk), and Restaurante Celajes (10-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by El Establo Mountain Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 110000 per vehicle one way.
  • What is there to do at El Establo Mountain Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. El Establo Mountain Hotel also has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 196 reviews

Poor 2.0
No shuttle bus , you have to wake for the breakfast on the hill
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great customer service ! Facilities in good condition ! Incredible view from most of the areas including our room !
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
exceptional property
Exceptional hotel, super location, short on services because of pandemic, would definitely stay again.
Robert F., us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Good hotel at a really amazing out of this world place place. Friendly staff.
us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
El Establo did not refund my stay after my flights to Costa Rica were cancelled by the airline two and a half months before I was due to check in. I understand that times are tough due to Covid-19, but this was the only reservation in my 3 week itinerary that didn't come through with a refund. Boo!
Unhappy, ca3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
The staff was very friendly and helpful, particularly the guide named Rony. The room was a bit dated (particularly the worn carpeting), but the view was spectacular. The grounds are extensive with lots of tours available. The restaurant was ok, but a bit overpriced.
Bill, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
We stayed at El Establo for one night only but was totally impressed by everything we experienced here. The hotel concierge was very efficient and helpful. We arrived at 12:00 at noon and was still able to sign up for a tour that was going to start at 1:00pm. We also signed up for zipline that was operated by the hotel and had a blast! Another highlight is the various levels of hiking trails on the hotel property. Some of them are quite strenuous but sone are moderate. Overall we enjoyed our stay at El Establo very much!
Traveler, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We loved the installations the friendly service and amazing and welcoming staff, we felt welcome and the experience was amazing
Roy, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hotel!
We loved it! The hotel was absolutely beautiful and the whole property was incredible. We did the TreeTop canopy tour in the hotel and we are so glad we did, we do not regret it at all! Luis and Didier were so patient and nice with everyone! We enjoyed a few meals inside the hotel and as per Costa Rica in general, the food was a bit expensive, but not overly expensive. The room was great but we did find a few things that would have made it better for example: air conditioning in the room, as we're not used to the heat we did struggle sometimes with the heat, especially as we couldn't put the blinds down and have the door open. This was because of a couple of things, the door opened to the inside and if we left the door open at night, bugs could get in. The other thing about the room was that we stayed in the honeymoon suite and we found that having the bathroom with no doors a bit off putting. Now these points should not take anything away from the hotel at all. These would just be improvements as it's a truly incredible place with great staff and amazing surroundings! We were truly happy to have stayed here and we are for sure coming back as there were a few things we did not do!
Alexandra, gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The views were incredible! Nice hiking trails on property. Best mango daiquiri I've ever had!
us2 night trip with friends

El Establo Mountain Hotel