Costa Rica Accommodation,
Cordilleras Volcanoes

Trapp Family Lodge

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The closest lodge to Monteverde Reserve, Trapp is a 20-room, two-storey building built of beautiful natural hardwoods and surrounded by its own small private cloud forest reserve. Each rustic room has a private bathroom and terrace or balcony with views of the lush gardens, two queen-size beds, telephones and hairdryers. The suites also offer televisions. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the property. The communal main area has a restaurant serving both local and international dishes and there is a bar and outside terrace to enjoy.

The garden has an abundance of flowering plants and trees and there are hummingbird feeders attracting many birds. Quetzals, trogons and toucans can regularly be seen in the gardens. The reserve consists of primary cloud forest with stunted trees and a high abundance of epiphytes (ferns, mosses, lichens, bromeliads and orchids). It also offers some of the best birding in the country with over 400 species present in the area including the stunning resplendent quetzal.

Facilities

The closest lodge to Monteverde Reserve, Trapp is a 20-room, two-storey building built of beautiful natural hardwoods and surrounded by its own small private cloud forest reserve. Each rustic room has a private bathroom and terrace or balcony with views of the lush gardens, two queen-size beds, telephones and hairdryers. The suites also offer televisions. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the property. The communal main area has a restaurant serving both local and international dishes and there is a bar and outside terrace to enjoy.

The garden has an abundance of flowering plants and trees and there are hummingbird feeders attracting many birds. Quetzals, trogons and toucans can regularly be seen in the gardens. The reserve consists of primary cloud forest with stunted trees and a high abundance of epiphytes (ferns, mosses, lichens, bromeliads and orchids). It also offers some of the best birding in the country with over 400 species present in the area including the stunning resplendent quetzal.

Local Wildlife

The main attraction at Monteverde is the 400+ species of birds including 30 species of hummingbirds, and rarities such as the three-wattled bellbird, bare-necked umbrella bird and the resplendent quetzal, the fabled Maya God-bird widely considered among the most beautiful in the world. The reserve was also home to the beautiful but sadly seemingly now extinct golden toad. Over a hundred species of mammal inhabit the area, including monkeys, sloths, tapirs, collared peccary and six species of cat (including the elusive jaguar and puma).

Optional Activities

Birdwatching, hiking and horse riding in the Montverde Reserve and excursions to canopy walkways and Arenal volcano are also available.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Costa Rica tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

This is just a brief note on return from our Costa Rica holiday to thank you for your excellent arrangements and to report on a very successful holiday… I would make a special mention of the service offered by [your representatives]. Every single booking and taxi arrangement was spot on, and the drivers were all helpful and friendly… Please pass on our specific thanks to them. Altogether we had a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday as well as some good birding…you succeeded in keeping my wife as well as me very happy! Many thanks.

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