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Hotel Poco a Poco

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Starting at $80 (USD) / night

Hotel Poco a Poco is located at just 10 minutes from one of the most famous cloud forests in the world: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Monteverde is known as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the World. In Monteverde, you will have the chance to get a real taste of Costa Rica’s wild life and appreciate its flora and fauna. You may see lots of mammals, birds like the Quetzal, exotic insects and thousands of species of plants. From the hotel you are able to walk to most


Poco a Poco hotel main building
Poco a Poco hotel main building

Hotel Poco a Poco is located at just 10 minutes from one of the most famous cloud forests in the world: the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Monteverde is known as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the World. In Monteverde, you will have the chance to get a real taste of Costa Rica’s wild life and appreciate its flora and fauna. You may see lots of mammals, birds like the Quetzal, exotic insects and thousands of species of plants. From the hotel you are able to walk to most of the attractions in Monteverde and tours can be handled by the Hotel itself.

Poco a Poco Hotel also offers International restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Wet Bar, Tour Desk, Wireless Internet, Lap Tops for rent, Laundry Service, Fax, Parking. All of the rooms are equipped with private baths, hot water, cable TV, DVD, telephone, safe and orthopedic beds. Experience the fusion of International and Traditional Costa Rican Cuisine in a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

“Let Poco a Poco be part of your visit to Costa Rica”

Key Features

Pool at Poco a Poco
Pool at Poco a Poco
  • 32 Deluxe Rooms, Swimming Pool w/Jacuzzi
  • Singles, Doubles, Triples & Quadruples
  • Tours and Transfers, Laundry Service, Big Parking
  • Rooms are equiped with phone, cable TV, DVD, Safe
  • Orthopedic beds and safe deposit box in every room
  • Wireless Internet and Lap Tops in the reception
  • Just 10 minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Parking Area with 24 hour security
  • Art Gallery
Starting at $80 (USD) / night


Airport Transfers
Beauty Salon
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
City Hotel
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Fitness Center
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Poco a Poco Hotel & Spa
In Monteverde, at the end of the year 2000, circumstances lead a costarican man to make one of the most important decisions of his life. While the construction of his own house was on, the idea to convert it into a small luxury hotel in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde came out, and after a lot of careful planning and hard work, the result was a beautiful and cozy hotel in the mountains of Costa Rica.


Bedroom at Poco a Poco Hotel
Bedroom at Poco a Poco Hotel

At Hotel Poco a Poco, we offer you 32 fully equipped luxury rooms which occupation goes from singles to doubles, triples and quadruples.

All rooms have a good size private bath with hot water shower and hair dryer. Rooms are equipped with phone which is available for international calls, cable TV, DVD for watching the movies you rent at our own DVD library, coffee maker, safe deposit box and very comfortable orthopedic beds.

At Poco a Poco, we are committed into providing the best service possible, as renovation processes are carried out, we have created a series of amenities and accommodations that are consistent to the new laws and standards of universal access. Special requirements are taken under consideration in order to fulfil the needs of guests and their families in aspects such as accessibility: door frames, railings, ramps, parking spaces among others facilities.

Starting at $80 (USD) / night


Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve:
Owned by the Tropical Scientific Center, a leader private organization on environmental studies and tropical conservation; the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve covers an area of more than 5.000 hectares. It was established in 1974, thanks to the efforts of Wilford Guindon, one of the first Quaker settlers and biologist George Powell. It is an area of extraordinary beauty and one of the more exuberant ecosystems on the planet.

Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve:
Private non-profit reserve administrated by the Santa Elena High School. It is dedicated to nature conservation, ecotourism and all profits go to the improvement of regional education.
Located high on the Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera de Tilarán (5, 000 feet, 1,500 m), the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the first community managed reserves in the country. The Reserve officially opened in March 1992. It comprises an area of 310 hectares or 765 acres, and together with the Children's Eternal Rainforest, the Arenal-Tempisque Conservation Area and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve constitutes a contiguous conservation area of approximately 28,000 hectares or 69,000 acres.

Children´s Eternal Rain Forest:
The Monteverde Conservation League (MCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the tropical forest. Founded in 1986 in Monteverde, the MCL began a land purchase campaign to conserve the tropical forest. Currently, the organization has achieved the formation of the largest private reserve in Costa Rica: The Children's Eternal Rain Forest (CERF). This has been possible thanks to the support of children, adults, schools and organizations around the world.

Stands for “Comite de Artesanas de Santa Elena y Monteverde”. At the women´s artist coop in Monteverde you can find handcrafted souvenirs such as stationery, jewelry and t-shirts decorated with the Famous Quetzal.

Monteverde Cheese Factory:
Established in 1953, the cheese factory was founded by some of the Quaker families and rapidly grew with the participation of the local cattle farmers. Located on the way to the Monteverde Reserve, the cheese making process can be witnessed through the observation window at the sales room. Good place to buy ice cream and cheese. Daily tours are offered.

Monteverde Historica:
This is a new attraction where visitors can learn trough pictures, videos, objects and explanations, about the history of Monteverde. From the early settlers on the 1950´s to the history of the local families, and the conservation efforts that have created such a prosperous eco-tourism destination.

Canopy Tours:
Monteverde is the capital of the canopy tours in Costa Rica, and was the first place where this activity became a tourist attraction. This is a new and exiting way to explore the forest’s last frontier: its canopy, where the abundance of life forms and interactions reaches its climax.
There are at least 6 different canopy tours in the area, featuring the new Tarzan swings, rappels, hanging bridges, look out points and more. Some tours offer the longest cables in the area; others use towers that rise above the canopy for greater views and lengths, the sky tram brings you to the top of the continental divide, from where the cable lines start. Some provide transportation; some offer other attractions at their facilities and all of them cater for safety and fun.

Suspension Bridges Tour:
If you’d ratter keep your feet on the ground, but still want to experience the beauty of the Canopy, we recommend you one of the hanging bridges tours. There are different companies that offer a natural history walk on a forest trail passing by a series of hanging bridges. The walk ways are firmly anchored and completely safe, from there you can appreciate the changes on the forest’s levels, plant interactions and wildlife can be easily observed. Transportation is provided and tours range from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Nigth Tours:
Local Monteverde families are directly benefited by the conservation of their forest land. Small private reserves have been established on the SW flank of the mountains. Visitors can experience the magic of the forest at dusk. These reserves are located on a lower elevation, where second growth forest is less dense and chances to spot wildlife are greater.

Coffee tours:
The rich soils of Monteverde are ideal for the production of Coffee. Since decades ago, local families have dedicated their lives to the cultivation of our “grano de oro”. By attending these tours, visitors learn about growing, harvesting and processing the beans until they are ready to be enjoyed. Their contribution goes directly to the local families.

When visiting “El Trapiche “one of the tours recommended by the hotel, tourist can also learn about the process of making sugar at the sugar mill, interact and enjoy the rich flavours of raw molasses and the history and traditions behind these two products.

The Frog Pond of Monteverde and Butterflies Garden:
An herpetarium located at only one hundred meters from Poco a Poco in which you can admire over 20 species of frogs and other amphibians. At their butterflies’ garden, there are different sections representing species of butterflies from the Monteverde area.

Butterfly Project of Monteverde:
This farm has a nature center, 4 gardens, a 500 square meter netted flyway, 3 greenhouses, a gift shop and botanical gardens. Founded in 1991 by biologist Jim Wolfe and his wife Marta Iris. The focus of the project is environmental education.

Horseback Riding Tours:
Regardless of the riding experience, this tour offers the chance of enjoying beautiful views of the gulf of Nicoya, waterfalls, forests, wildlife and breathtaking sunsets.

Just a couple of blocks from Poco a Poco; it exhibits snakes and other reptiles and amphibians from Costa Rica.

Hummingbird Gallery:
Located next to the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Very worthwhile. Gifts, photos. etc. Great photo opportunities outside the gallery, where feeders attract a wide variety of hummingbirds in overwhelming numbers.

Orchid Garden of Monteverde:
In this garden you can admire more than 400 species of orchids, including the national flower of Costa Rica. As well as some of the tiniest orchids indigenous to the Cloud Forest. If you go, don’t forget to visit their green house, they have plenty of interesting things to show you.

Art Galleries:
Art, wisely, decided that its home would be in Monteverde. Surrounded by so much greenery, colour excels here. Emotions, sensations, energy and life are pregnant with beauty in the different materials used whether wood, paper, silk or others.

Galerón Cultural:
This is a communal centre of artistic expressions, theatre, music and cultural presentations sponsored by some of the hotels and tour companies in Monteverde. Enquire about presentations at check in.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Monteverde / Santa Elena Map
Monteverde / Santa Elena Map
Hotel Poco a Poco is near Santa Elena near the Frog Pond


Season Date FromDate To 
Green Season May 1stOct 31st
High Season Nov 1st to Dec 19thJan 9th to Apr 30th
Peak Season Dec 20thJan 8th
 High SeasonGreen SeasonPeak Season
Lodging - Single$90.00 $80.00 $112.00 
Lodging - Double$100.00 $90.00 $122.00 
Lodging - Triple$110.00 $100.00 $132.00 
Extra Person$12.00 $12.00 $12.00 
* Rates per room
* Breakfast included
*Taxes not included on rate

Children Rates

Ages 0 -11= Free if shared with parents (Max. 2 per room)
Ages 12 & + = Full Price
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