100 meters south of the Monteverde Butterfly Garden

+506 2645 5156

+506 2645 6601

The hope of Valle Escondido, whether guests come to the farm, hotel, café, night walk or preserve is that they leave with a positive experience that could potentially influence a stronger connection to nature and sustainable practices. Valle Escondido believes that fundamentally people enjoy nature, supporting that connection is part of our mission. We believe that people, if given the opportunity, will work towards sustainable practices and preservation of natural environments.

© 2015 Valle Escondido Preserve

Designed by

Karen Aiyana Birch

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... 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 the virgin river, waterfalls and Pacific gulf.


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.

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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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Watch the sunset!

Watch the sun set over the Pacific gulf with complimentary popcorn :)