Location and Driving Directions
The Trapp Family Lodge is located in Monteverde. It is the closest accommodation to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. If you drive to Monteverde from San Jose you need to take the Inter American Highway, the same one that passes Juan Santamaria International Airport, and follow the signs to Puntarenas and then to Canas and Bagaces. Stay on this road and right before the bridge at Lagartos there is a gravel road to the right. At this point you will have traveled 100 miles (160 km) from San Jose. Take this right turn and travel 22 miles (35 km) on this gravel road all the way up to Monteverde. Once you get to the Village of Santa Elena you will travel 2.5 miles (4 km) towards Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, you will see a sign for Trapp Family Lodge.