We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655 Costa Rica
Lowest prices for your stay
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect nightly room rates, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Traveller (497)
Room & Suite (192)
Dining (18)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#6 of 53 Speciality lodging in Santa Elena
Travellers' Choice
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Room features
Private balcony
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
See more room details
798Reviews0Q+A94Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 534
  • 210
  • 41
  • 9
  • 4
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
kari422 wrote a review 10 May
Minneapolis, Minnesota20 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't recommend Arco Iris enough! We were a group of 12, so we stayed in the house, a cabin, and a bungalow. All were well equipped and cozy with great porches and outside sitting areas. Breakfast was included and it was fabulous, with plenty of choices. The housemade passionfruit jam and granola were delicious, and the traditional breakfast couldn't be beat! The best part of Arco Iris is the setting...it's magical. The cabins are staggered on a green hillside and connected with stone pathways. The gardens are lovely and the treetops are alive with tropical birds. We saw toucans from our porch one afternoon and tons of tropical birds. Located right on the edge of town, with groceries less than a 5 minute walk away. Beautiful!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Colonial house at the top of the hill had a great porch for bird watching and white horses right...
See more room tips
Nordic_Traveler90 wrote a review Mar 2021
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica106 contributions103 helpful votes
The lodge has several different bungalows to rent depending on your needs. I would recommend taking one in the back as the front ones can be affected by noise from the street. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Two points less are being given as the mattress is of poor quality and the windows don’t close completely. We travelled in April and their is a strong cold draft through the whole room at night. Other than that it was a decent stay for 70USD/night for two including breakfast.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Tamir B wrote a review Feb 2021
7 contributions
Nice bungalows located in a nice and very calm garden , has aswell short hiking up the hill to see the views to the mountains and the sea . Staff were nice and kind . Location is great,walking distance from main street .
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Flowersista wrote a review Feb 2021
Waterville, Vermont55 contributions6 helpful votes
We just stayed at Arco mid January. We were a group of four. My friend and her mother rented the two bedroom house on the top of the property. Amazing views and incredible covered porch! My husband and I had #20 at the bottom of the property, it had a nice patio, not a view really. The cabins are spread out nicely along the property and it is just steps out of town. Very private, but a five minute walk to either grocery store, restaurants and bank. The owner was great and set us up with an incredible guide, Victor! He brought us on tours of Santa Elena reserve, Monteverde National park, and curi cancha reserve. He was great! Also breakfast was excellent!!!! There’s no reason to stay anywhere else! I highly recommend this accommodation and we felt very safe there.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Rob M wrote a review Feb 2021
Lac Sainte-Marie, Quebec, Canada14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here several years ago and it was just as lovely this time round. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The property itself is beautifully maintained and the cabina that we stayed in was super! clean. We arranged for a private tour guide in the Curi-Cancha Reserve that the lodge set up for us. The guide was amazing! Victor! He was very knowledgeable and attentive, also just a real pleasure to spend the afternoon with. The birds were spectacular and it is an experience that we will remember with much appreciation. Thank you Victor and Arco Iris Lodge staff. Cheers!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Cabinas appear to be well spaced out on this property. The entire property setting is lovely and...
See more room tips
US$53 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
arco iris hotel santa elena
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasMonteverdeSanta Elena
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Arco Iris Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arco Iris Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Monteverde Orchid Garden (0.05 km), Ranario Monteverde Frog Pond (0.4 km), and Serpentario (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arco Iris Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Arco Iris Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Arco Iris Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arco Iris Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choco Cafe Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Orchid Coffee Shop, and The Green Restaurant.
Is Arco Iris Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Santa Elena.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arco Iris Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.