To Valle Escondido, "where mountains meet the sky." 

A world of unique idyllic forest awaits, where nature's diverse beauty can be experienced within a secluded private preserve on the edge of a valley in Costa Rica's Monteverde.

A pristine setting offering varied hiking trails, abundant opportunities for bird watching, encounters with other tropical flora and fauna, and majestic vistas from the preserve's many platforms over a virgin river, waterfalls and Pacific Ocean.


One of the first in Costa Rica, our popular Night Tour provides the best service in quality and authenticity. 


Learn what makes Valle Escondido so special and take a glimpse at the flora and fauna in our galleries.

Did you know you can...

Grab a casado after your hike!
Fresh, natural and tasty food... with the best view in Monteverde, come and enjoy our open-air restaurant, with a range of delicious meals including wood-fired oven pizza, Costa Rican classics and the best hamburgers!
Lounge in a hammock garden!
Bring a picnic ordered from the cafe, rest and watch the butterflies, or just take a nap!
Stay at our adjoining eco-hotel
Our award-winning hotel provides everything you need to make Valle Escondido the highlight of your time in Costa Rica - free activity bookings throughout Monteverde, discounted tours in the Preserve, delicious meals at the cafe, the best sunset views, free Preserve access...
Watch the sunset!
Watch the sun set over the Pacific gulf with complimentary popcorn :)
Have a picnic!
Have Cafe Escondido custom-prepare a picnic basket to enjoy in our garden areas. We have many picnic tables available in beautiful green spaces!
Learn about permaculture
Permaculture is a design principle based on the ethics and principles learnt from nature. Check out our permaculture website to find out more.
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Fundamentally people enjoy experiencing the beauty of natural environments; in fact, we are nature.  We believe that people if given the opportunity, will protect natural environments and engage in regenerative practices to support life on earth. As a tourist destination, Valle Escondido inspires visitors to remember we are nature.

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more about Valle Escondido

50 meters south of the Monteverde Butterfly Garden

+506 2645 5156

+506 2645 6601


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Valle Escondido Preserve

Designed by

Karen Aiyana Birch