Quetzal Inn

Santa Elena, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santa Elena

Ziplining, Superman & Cloud Forest catchups!!!

A travel blog entry by m_and_m_time on Sep 16, 2013

1 comment, 26 photos

Monteverde Cloud Forest!

My (Macushla's) cousin Mary and her boyfriend Ben had been traveling through Central America since June and we had been in touch often, discussing ways and possibilities of catching up somewhere along our journeys. As they were two months ahead of us, the likelihood of this happening seemed quite slim... This was …

Amigos + Cloud forests + Tarzan swing

A travel blog entry by pablo_salma on Sep 17, 2013

10 photos

Well what a blessing to meet Macushla and Matt in Costa Rica. We hadn't planned to hit Costa Rica, but with the opportunity to meet up, we were in! We met in Montverde, a place famous for it’s wildlife and 'Cloud Forest’. The perfect place to try ‘Ziplining’ for the first time and catch our first glimpse of a wild sloth (Ben …

Canyoneering and Rafting

A travel blog entry by mothman

Pick up at 6.15am from hotel in Puerto Viejo, then at about 10am plus we were rafting down the River Paquare! This was quite easy, and good fun, but a long day as we did not arrive at Fortuna Hotel Monte Real (I'd give it four out of five) til about 8pm. Good way to travel though, having the rafting in the middle. I also got well sun burnt on the upper legs.

We had a lovely meal at Soda Viquez and then went to bed.

Next day we looked round gardens of hotel ...

Hand-Sawed Car Key

A travel blog entry by summersabroad


... by leaves. We got some better opportunities on the walk back, though they seemed more agitated by our presence.

We saw a lot of butterflies and a squirrel on the walk before emerging onto an old lava flow (which looked a bit like a dry river bed, as opposed to the cooled flow I was expecting after the volcano hike in the Galapagos). Excited to finally be getting to the lava, we opted for the Lava Shortcut sign over the Hike arrow. The frustrating thing was ...

Leaving Monteverde

A travel blog entry by blondesontour


So after having to stand on the bus last time I decided I was going to get my ticket early. I'd tried to get it the day before but they were helpfully having a siesta, so I went at like 8am for a 2:30pm bus. As I was buying my ticket he said that there was a problem and there were no seats. Noooooo. Luckily he double checked and there was ONE left, hallelujah! I had a lot of time to kill after so I snuck into the frog exhibition with ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsQuetzal Inn Santa Elena

    Reviewed by m_and_m_time

    Great host, clean and cosy forest cabin!

    Reviewed Sep 16, 2013
    by (16 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great host, clean and cosy wooden cabin style rooms (some with small cute balconies). Good breakfasts of coffee, juice, fruit, eggs, toast and pillo (rice and beans).
    Nice lounge area and the hosts allow guests to make themselves at home in the kitchen.
    Quiet and peaceful, yet a stones throw from one of the main roads.
    Also, it's really close to 'Taco Taco', the best cheap eatery in town!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by lewnwdc

    Bare-Bones Inn in Santa Elena

    Reviewed Apr 13, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Washington DC , United States Flag of United States

    The rooms are incredibly basic. Ours has a queen-size bed plus a twin bed. The queen has a nightstand - and that is the extent of the furniture. No closet, no dresser, no lamp on the nightstand, no desk, no nothing. The lighting is terrible with just one CFL bulb above the entrance and another in the small bathroom, which lacks hot water at the sink as well as a sink stopper. The room is $50/night, which strikes me as a tad high for what you're getting.

    The electricity went out on our second night here. There's no housekeeping service.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Quetzal Inn Santa Elena

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good