$74 per night
$74 per night
Hotel El Viandante, Santa Elena, Costa Rica

Hotel El Viandante

Santa Elena, Costa Rica - Contiguo Hotel Sapo Dorado

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Description - Hotel

El Viandante means “The Traveler” in Italian. Established since 2005 and renovated in 2009, Hotel El Viandante provides clean and cozy rooms for travelers to rest, to plan, to reflect, and to reconnect to nature.

Renzo & Grace take pride in knowing their guests are comfortable and feel welcome and at home at El Viandante. Whether it is a restaurant recommendation, a neat hiking spot, or driving direction, Renzo & Grace keep their guests well informed, so they can get the most out of their already limited vacation.

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The space
  • Property type: Hotel
  • Guest rooms/units: 12
  • Year built: 2005
  • Renovated: 2009
  • Public classification: 2
Hotel accommodations

Lowest price available: $74

Double Quad Queen Single Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 1:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hotel amenities

American Breakfast Included Bicycle rental Breakfast included Car rental Children permitted Free Costa Rica Local Calls Free Internet Access Free Luggage Storage Free Tours/Hotel Reservation Free Use of Reception Phone (with personal phone cards) Free local phonecalls International Calls $1/minute Internet access Internet wireless (free) Laundry Service $7/load (wash & dry) Laundry/valet service Linen included Mountain Bike Rental $15/day (fully equipped) Multi-lingual staff No Smoking Parking (free) Pay / Free Amenities Room service Safe deposit box Taxi service

Room amenities

Clean, cheerful, and comfortable: The rooms are simple with a touch of rustic feel to it - like a modern wood cabin. All rooms are renovated with pinewood interior, screened windows, ceramic tiled bathroom, some rooms with high vaulted ceiling.   

Hairdryer Internet access Maid service daily Mountain view rooms Non-smoking rooms Ocean view rooms Television Television (cable/satellite) Wake-up calls • Baby Crib (upon request • Cable TV • Fan • Firm Orthopedic Mattress • Free Wi-Fi in most areas • Hairdryer • Private Bathroom • Screened Windows


El Viandante is 7 minutes walk from Santa Elena town center, just off the main road to Monteverde Reserve. The hotel sits facing a four star hotel's garden across the road, while friendly local residences surround the other sides.

Points of interest
  • Monteverde reserve 7km
  • S. elena reserve 12km
  • Canopy aventura 8km
  • Frog pond 600meters
  • Serpentarium 500meters
  • Insect world 800meters
  • Sky trek 10km
  • Trapiche 2km
  • Selvatura 10km
  • Extremo canopy 15km

Food and drink
Eating out
Jhonny De Pizzeria
Italian restaurant
Flor De Vida
Vegetarian restaurant
Moon Shiva
Middle eastern restaurant
Las Palmeras
International and local restaurant
Latin fusion tapas

Price details

$74 - 75 per night

Taxes: 13.00%
Prices shown here are without tax. Tax will be added to your final payment.

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCardAmerican ExpressDiscoverJCB

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Reservation preferred by fax, e-mail, or you can simply go to Contact Us.
To guarantee the reservation, we will need your valid credit card information.
Group reservation (5 rooms or more) please pay the full balance 15 days prior to your arrival.
All reservation and cancellation must be notified and confirmed by both parties via fax or e-mail.

Fax: (506) 2645-6476 Tel: (506) 2645-6475

Low Season Cancellation made 7 days prior on the arrival date - no charge.
Cancellation made with in 2 days prior on the arrival date - the amount of your first night stay will be charged.
Cancellation made the last day or no show - the full amount of your reservation will be charged.

Peak / High Season Cancellation made 15 days prior on the arrival date - no charge.
Cancellation made with in 7-14 days prior on the arrival date - the amount of your first night stay will be charged.
Cancellation made with in the last 7 days or no show - the full amount of your reservation will be charged.

The Rate or Reservation / Cancellation Policies may change at any time without advance notice.
If a reservation is already confirmed by us, that room rate is guaranteed

Location - Hotel

Contiguo Hotel Sapo Dorado
Santa Elena
Puntarenas (Provincia de Puntarenas)
Costa Rica  60109

Hotel website

How to get there

Direction to Hotel
From SJO Airport to Monteverde Approx 120 km / 3. 5 hours

Leave SJO airport get onto Highway towards North West / Puntarenas.

Pan American Highway reaches town Sardinal (a large gas station on right corner).
Turn RIGHT. p. s. This will be the last major gas station available around Monteverde. The next one will be half way from Monteverde to La Fortuna.

Arrive a small town with soccer field on left T section, turn LEFT there.

You will pass a couple small bridges, following the only dirt road along hillside.
When you start to see more houses on the road, you will soon pass Los Llanos Primary School on your left. Continue ahead.

In 10 minutes you will pass World of Insects on left side.
At fork road take RIGHT towards Monteverde directly. (Left fork to Santa Elena)
Pass Ranario (Frog Pond) and Hotel Poco Poco on right side.
Make RIGHT at STOP sign.
Make LEFT up the first dirt hill (right before Café Kari Restaurant).
Immediately turn RIGHT onto the first road.
LEFT turn on T section, continue up the hill.
After passing about 3 small houses, Hotel El Viandante will be on your left hand side.

International Airports SJO (3. 5 hrs drive from Monteverde)
or LIR (2. 5 hrs drive from Monteverde)

Semi Private Shuttle ($30-$50/4 hrs each way from San Jose)

Public Bus (2200 colones/5 hrs each way from San Jose) Go to Monteverde-Santa Elena. Get off at bus station in Santa Elena town center, take a taxi to El Viandante (800 colones).

Nearest airport: Juan santamaria...160km