What's a Sapo Dorado?
Sapo Dorado in Spanish means "golden toad" in English. The bright orange, golden toad was first documented by Herpetologist Jay Savage over thirty years ago. Sightings are rare and it is now believed to be possibly extinct.
The 30 mountain suites at El Sapo Dorado offer privacy and seclusion, each with its own entrance and balcony or porch. Enjoy stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Nicoya. Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Santa Elena Rain Forest as well as many other local attractions.
The owners of the El Sapo Dorado Hotel, Geovanny and Hannah a Costa Rican / North American family, will offer you a taste of both cultures with a sensitivity to local customs. Costa Rican beauty and genuine hospitality.
Geovanny's grandparents were four of the original Costa Rican settlers on the mountain, and his extended family lives and farms in the area today. Hannah, a North American, was raised in the Quaker community of Monterverde. Here at Sapo Dorado and in Monteverde they both work to encourage respect and appreciation for the natural environment.