Let the mystical wonder of Costa Rica enchant you as you take in the beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Reserve along with the magic of Santa Elena. This quintessential village is a popular tourist attracting visitors from all over the world. With the spectacular cloud forest nearby and the neighbouring town of Monteverde within easy reach - you will have ample opportunity to enjoy an exhilarating adventure with culture, nature and Costa Rican warmth providing the perfect backdrop.
Everything Santa Elena has to offer
The Santa Elena village is a tourist hub in Costa Rica. Initially it was a charming and picturesque Tico Village, but with the increase in interest in the surrounding cloud reserves of Monteverde, the town undertook a revolutionary transformation. While this beautiful little town still boasts a unique charm and cosy ambience – Santa Elena has also become the place that has it all.
The sheer abundance of everything this lovely town has to offer is sure to amaze even the most travelled visitors, but with everything from beauty to convenience and extravagant natural wonder, Santa Elena will keep you mesmerised from the moment you arrive. Whether you want to trek through the misty cloud reserve by foot or would like to enjoy the beauty of the region whilst riding a majestic steed - you will have the perfect starting point in Santa Elena.
Discover the adrenalin rush that awaits during one of the nearby canopy tours or try your hand at bird spotting. No matter what you decide to do and see in the region, you can rest assured that an eco-tourist’s paradise is well within reach. Explore the butterfly farm, let the local bat museum intrigue you or fall in love with the hummingbird garden - beauty and wonder awaits so start planning your natural adventure today.
While the beauty might seem somewhat overwhelming in its abundance; your taste buds definitely won’t feel neglected in Santa Elena, tantalise your taste buds at the Monteverde La Lecheria local Cheese factory. Experiment with one or more of the thirteen cheese varieties, including the mouth-watering Monte Rico and let your senses take part in a journey that will be almost impossible to forget.
Make yourself at home in Santa Elena
This tourists’ sanctuary would not be complete without an array of accommodation options to welcome every guest into the Costa Rican lifestyle. Santa Elena does not disappoint when it comes to showcasing true Costa Rican hospitality, so whether you want to live it up luxuriously in a beautiful hotel or you would rather stick to a cost effective vacation amidst fellow travellers in a hostel or anything in between - you can rest assured that comfort, style and warm hospitality are all par for the course in Santa Elena.