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Monteverde or Santa Elena, Costa Rica for accomodation?

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1. Posted by jabyb (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

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I was thinking of staying in Santa Elena as it was less expensive there for accomodation than in Monteverde. Is it worth the savings though if it is difficult to get from Santa Elena to the tours in Monteverde?

2. Posted by Winkekatze (Full Member 41 posts) 8y


we stayed in Santa Elena this year and like it very much. From what I've seen the tour operators there also offer tours to Monteverde, so there should be no problem to get there. But Santa Elena Reserves are also very beautiful and not so overrun by people as in Monteverde. We made a canopy tour near Santa Elena and a walk across the hanging bridges and it was just great - you can see some pictures on our homepage.

Filika - Best regards,


[ Edit: Edited on Jun 15, 2008, at 5:38 AM by Winkekatze ]

3. Posted by Jim J (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Should be no problem! I guess the tour operators pick up clients from both towns.