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Monte Azul Hotel

Region:Central Highlands
Habitats:Mountain / Tropical Rainforest

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Transport Time to/from Central Highlands
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Bus: 3-1/2 hrs

WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
Costa Rica Bed Finder (2009) - “A cozy 4-cottage boutique hotel lovingly created and operated by a team of artists over 125 acres of private nature preserve on the way to the Chirripó Mountains. Monte Azul is a precious find for art and nature lovers looking to stay in an intimate Costa Rica hotel. Where else can you hike through jungles, get a full body massage, relax in luxury, and learn a new art or craft, all in one place? Learn to make prints, handmade papers, take a painting class, or simply get inspired by this living Gallery, as each of the 510-square foot cottage features original contemporary fine art, plus elegant finishes, a compact designer kitchen, and your own private garden. The grounds include over a kilometer of riverside trek along the majestic Chirripó River and primary rain forest with exuberant flora & fauna.”

COSTA RICA EXPEDITIONS DESCRIPTION
This property is at the town of Chimirol de Rivas at the base of the Talamanca Mountains (5 kms from Chirripo National Park). It offers four private cottage duplexes (515 sq. ft.), elegantly designed to feature art and nature. A private, 125-acre reserve surrounds the hotel and the owners have placed original fine art in every room. The hotel’s full-service spa (soon to be open) has treatment rooms overlooking a heated natural spring pool. Guests may also request spa treatments in their own cottage. Monte Azul has a terrace cafe featuring international dishes using fresh and organic ingredients from its own farm. All cottage rooms include: a private terrace; kitchenette; deluxe mattress, linens and down comforters; wifi; telephone; fresh organic coffee; and a chef’s welcome platter upon arrival. TV service not available. Nature-oriented activities include a hike to a private waterfall, bird watching, horseback riding and tours into the National Park. Art and cooking workshops are organized periodically. Cool climate.

FROM THE HOTEL’S WEB SITE
Monte Azul is a boutique hotel catering to discerning travelers with a taste for luxury and a passion for nature on our private 125-acre nature preserve. Enjoy elegant rooms featuring original fine art, explore our private rain forest preserve, or simply enjoy some relaxation at our private hotel and retreat. The grounds include over a kilometer of riverside along the majestic Chirripo River as well as primary rain forest with its exuberant flora and fauna.

Monte Azul is more than just a place to stay. We are active members of the community and support the country’s rich contemporary arts scene. Each room is an art gallery where guests will find detailed information about the art found in their suites, including artist statements, professional resumes and pricing. Meals can be catered at your cottage or you may enjoy the terrace at Café Blue, our restaurant with an international menu featuring Costa Rican, Italian, American and Asian inspired dishes. Meals are prepared with fresh and organic (whenever possible) ingredients grown in our own farm, and planned according to what is fresh, in season and locally available.


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