Visiting Monte Azul

We encourage travelers to stay and experience the magic of this place, and your visit helps to underwrite an artist’s residency!

Imagine staying at Monte Azul

Imagine a chic urban loft designed by an award-winning architect who is also an artist, graced with museum-quality art. Furnish the space with custom-made furniture and original, artfully designed furnishings. Now, transport that to a rainforest with its own private tropical garden, along a majestic river and imagine the sounds of nature, the scent of wild orchids, the warm days and cool nights of the tropical highlands… this is Monte Azul, and that’s just the beginning.

Visiting Monte Azul

Personalized Visits

Monte Azul opens our doors for guest visitors to stay in our stylish suites

Monte Azul welcomes back travelers who are looking for a unique experience in Costa Rica. Each quarter, Monte Azul reserves a special allotment of nights for our esteemed visiting guests, whom we cordially refer to as Visiting Patrons. Your stay helps to fund our distinguished Fellowship Award for Achievement in Fine Art, while offering you the opportunity to experience this inspirational environment that draws artists from around the world to Costa Rica.

Our luxury accommodations evoke boutique hotel comfort, style, and service for a discriminating clientele searching for an authentic experience. Take pleasure in a creative and rejuvenating escape in our vast sanctuary located riverside along the Chirripó River. Our extensive trail system leads you to waterfalls, an eco-friendly natural swimming pool, and other spots for bird watching and viewing the exuberant flora and fauna.

Prior to closing in 2016, Monte Azul garnered international acclaim from Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveller, among others for offering exclusive Costa Rican vacations. Our personalized service, beautiful location, and dwellings, along with our innovative incorporation of a travel destination with our celebrated artist in a residency program and gallery, attracted visitors with a refined sense of style and taste.

Visit Monte Azul and become inspired by the art and nature found throughout the property. Whether you are searching for romantic getaways, a luxury hotel experience, or birdwatching holidays, Monte Azul combines casual sophistication for visitors who value quality.

  • Hiking on-site, as well as several local options like Sendero de los Gigantes, Cloudbridge, and Chirripó National Park.
  • Swim in our exhilarating rivers, streams, and natural pool.
  • Reserve a private cheese tasting at our on-site creamery.
  • Private Chef option.
  • Birding, birdwatching (click for link).
  • Mountain and cross country biking.
  • River rafting.
  • River and sea kayaking.
  • Paragliding.
  • Surfing and ziplining day trip.
  • Local farmers’ markets.
  • River and ocean fishing.

Contact us for availability and additional details!

Become an Art Patron by visiting Monte Azul

Your reservation of six (6) nights or more will fund a week-long residency for an invited artist.

Reserve six consecutive nights or more, or split the six nights with friends and family. A selected artist receives an invitation to attend Monte Azul
The week-long award is named after yourself, a person of your choice, or anonymous if you prefer.

Please contact us for information