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!
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.
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 .
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.
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!