The 45 hotel rooms are comfortable and well-designed, providing you with every comfort you need after those long hikes in the Monteverde mountains. This Hotel is one of the oldest Hotels in Monteverde.Surrounded by breathtaking views. In addition, there are several artists’ studios and gift shops, which will make your stay here more memorable.
High on the ridge above the coastal plain is the town of Santa Elena, and the adjacent farming colony and Cloud Forest Reserve of Monteverde. At an altitude of over 4000 feet, the tropical woods are composed of six different ecological communities, which differ from those found in the other communities.
Consequently, the diversity of plant and animal life in the Monteverde region is extremely high. Over 2000 plant species are native of the area; more than 320 birds and 100 mammals have been observed. The most brightly colored of all toads (El Sapo Dorado) occurs only in this one small part of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Outstanding species include the Black Guan, Great Green Macaw, Resplendent Quetzal, Three-wattled Bellbird, Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Baird’s Tapir, Jaguar and Ocelot.
I hereby declare that I know Mr. Peter Van Hussen, owner of Eco-Realtor Costa Rica Company, for more than 5 years.
During all that time, Peter has characterized himself, among other personal merits, for been a person who loves nature and for working actively in projects, programs, commissions and working groups related to nature preservation and to environmental conservation in general.
During all the years that I worked as an environmental advisor for the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce and for the Municipality of Garabito County, both located in Jacó City, I could observe that Peter was regularly invited to be part of projects and working commissions that had to do –among other topics- with the reduction of the environmental pollution existing in the Garabito County due to untreated sewage waters, with conservation and restoration of the watersheds that exist in the mountain zone of the county, with the problems that exist in the coastal zone, with ecotourism development, with protection and development of the nearby national parks and equivalent reserves, and in general with sustainable development of Garabito.
In all these commissions and working groups, Peter stands out for his excellent ideas and for his very active participation, and for the personal experience he demonstrated because of the jobs he has had and because of the many trips he has taken in his life.
Mario A. Boza
Vice Minister of Natural Resources
Co founder of Costa Rica’s National ParksMario A. Boza
Peter was personally recommended to me by one of his peers – a successful real estate professional – and I quickly knew why. I realized that Peter’s ethics towards responsible stewardship of land was exactly what I was looking for in marketing my unusual property of virgin forest. He listened carefully and understood my desire to search for a buyer intending to preserve the forest in perpetuity, and he already had the connections to advertise to this type of client. I am very impressed by the weight Peter places in responsibility towards a sustainable environment as an integral part of his business.David Reuland