The two worlds in one: Monteverde and Arenal
The Mirador Lodge is an Eco-Tourism Hotel in Monteverde, located in the Private Reserve with the same name and with the best view to the Arenal Volcano and Lagoon. If you love nature und like to conserve it, this is your place. This 350 ha Cloud Forest Nature Reserve, placed on the Continental Division, has three windmills for their power-supply, the richest varieties of Flora and Fauna, and virgin wood-stands. The water is spring water from the nearby mountains around the hotel.
This 700 acre farm was purchased in 1982 by the Quesada Family. Half of it is cloud forest and entirely within the boundaries of the Arenal / Monteverde protected area. El Gran Mirador, was known for it's panoramic vistas, primary forest, rich farmlands, and dairy-farms that produced quality products. A primitive "trail" to Lago Arenal exists since 100 years and was used by the farmers to bring their goods to market in the towns of Castillo, Rio Chiquito, and Arenal. That same trail exists today, thanks in great part to the efforts by the Quesada family, and is featured as an unforgettable horseback ride between the town of La Fortuna and Monteverde. El Gran Mirador continues to operate as a working farm.