Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, real estate for sale
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B18 New Valle del Congo Lodge at Monteverde has great potential
The 10-room hotel and restaurant stands next to the Monteverde Cloud Forest and has beautiful views over the Gult of Nicoya.

Completed in 2009, this fully furnished hotel with 10 rooms (each set up for three guests) and a 16-seat restaurant is located by the Monteverde Cloud Forest, one of the premier tourist areas of Costa Rica. The hotel is named after the howler monkeys, called congos, which inhabit the thick forests, as do many other animals and birds. It sits on 3.7 acres, including a forest trail. From here, it's just a few minutes up a paved road to the entrance to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its fascinating trails and guided day and night hiking.The hotel has not opened for business, though there are a website and brochures, cable TV and Wi-fi. Signage and marketing savvy could make this well located hotel a big success as the economy and tourism pick up again. There's plenty of room for additional features such as a swimming pool and/or pavillion or other resort structures. The hotel has its own powerful spring in the forest to serve all water needs, though the municipal water system is available at the entrance to the hotel property..

Every room and the restaurant have this view of the Gulf of Nicoya.
Every room has this view of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Nicoya Peninsula

The hotel's proximity to Monteverde and Santa Elena alone makes it an excellent buy yet it is far enough from the tourist centers so that it is a quiet, restful place, unaffected by the thick tourist traffic of buses and vans that sometimes jam the streets of Santa Elena's triangular central area. Not far below the hotel (less than a mile) is the road in to the University of George Biological Center and the thrilling San Luis waterfall. From this tranquil and awesomely scenic spot, guests would find it easy to visit the many features of the Monteverde area, the zip lines and hanging bridges, the hummingbird santuaries, the frog, snake and insect zoos and museums, the guided hikes into the unique cloud forest, the cheese-making factory and other enterprises of the Quakers who settled here over 50 years ago, and much more.

The lodge is right at the bottom of the forested reserve hills with San Luis farmland opening out below it. Each of the 10 rooms, whether on the first or second flloor, has a private balcony with western views to the Gulf of Nicoya.
The hotel is located at the base of the forested mountain at bottom left.
Each of the 10 rooms has a private balcony with western views to the Gulf of Nicoya.
Thehotel has close and distant views of the incredibly lush rain forest. Just past the lodge entrance, the road to Monteverde is paved with concrete for most of the last 2 kilometers.
The wonderfully lush cloud forest can be contemplated from the balconies.
Five minutes on the partly paved San Luis road brings hotel guests to prime tourist attractions.
The upper corridor leads to five of the rooms. The rooms have attractive modern bathrooms with hot water.
This corridor accesses the 5 upper rooms.
The modern bathrooms have hot water.
The well furnished rooms have private balconies looking over a fabulous vista. The hotel's trails take visitors through the thick forest and near to the productive spring.
Each of the rooms sleeps three persons and has a private balcony.
Beautiful trails lead through the forest behind the hotel.
The reception desk is in the restaurant. The restaurant has rustic, custom made furniture, a nice atmosphere and the wonderful vista through its large windows.
The reception area is in the restaurant.
There's custom-made rustic furniture.
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