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Aerial View Valle Escondido
Aerial front view of Valle Escondido's restaurant and hotel.
Front of Valle Escondido with mountain and pristine forest view
Front of Valle Escondido with mountain and pristine forest view

Our Story

Valle Escondido offers a unique experience for guests combining nature, accommodation, and ecological balance into one location in Monteverde.

We aim to provide visitors with an experience of nature’s beauty and also offer examples of sustainable regenerative design to influence a better world.

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Tourism as

a tool for regeneration

Our Mission is to inspire the protection of natural environments and promote sustainable & regenerative practices through responsible tourism. 

We are

all nature

The vision of Valle Escondido, whether guests come to the farm, hotel, restaurant, or nature reserve is that they leave with an experience that inspires a stronger connection to natural environments and sustainable practices.


Valle Escondido believes that fundamentally people enjoy nature, supporting that connection is our goal. We are all born with a genuine desire to support life.

Before and After

Our Story

In 2014 Valle Escondido was purchased from the original owners, David Savage, and the Mata family. They founded Valle Escondido in 1977 and opened Monteverde Inn (Valle Escondido) in 1984 as one of the first hotels in Monteverde.

In 2014, affected by the economic crash of 2008, Valle Escondido was at risk of being purchased by a large hotel chain.


With luck and support, the Chaffee family was able to secure the funds to continue to protect the land and renovate the old buildings, while working with the original owners and employing all local staff.

Today the farm, hotel, and nature reserve are open to both nationals and internationals as a place of hospitality, sustainable education, and natural experience. 

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