Exterior view of the B&B.You will have access to the fully equipped kitchen and spacious dining area.
Casa Alquimia B&B: Full Sized Bed - Private Bath
Casa Alquimia B&B: Full Sized Bed - Private Bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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We are a Bed and Breakfast nestled in the tranquil space of Monteverde, 2km outside the bustling town of Santa Elena. We offer proximity to the Monteverde Cloud Forest and most tourist attractions in Monteverde. Also, a selection of nearby restaurants with international cuisine. Casa Alquimia boasts incredible vistas of the expansive gulf coast amidst the lush greenery that defines Monteverde while welcoming you to the warm hospitality of a family-run Bed and Breakfast.

The space

Hello! We are Tarsicio and Marianela, and we are excited to share our bed and breakfast with you, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica!

Casa Alquimia Artes offers the best of this tropical mountain town. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, you’ll experience the diverse nature the region is known for with views of trees and grassy knolls and the sweet sounds of birdsong throughout the day. With only a few neighbors nearby, our small neighborhood is tranquil and incredibly friendly!

The space is bright, spacious, and airy, with wonderful vistas. We will provide breakfast every morning, which usually includes Marianela's delicious homemade bread and marmalade! The kitchen is also free for guests to use at their leisure. There is wifi, access to do laundry onsite, and all private baths have hot showers.

Just a five-minute walk from home you’ll find a park, excellent coffee shop with wifi, yoga studio, and a selection of delicious restaurants. The larger town of Santa Elena is only a 25-minute walk away. The stroll is dotted with quaint boutiques and markets, and a sweeping view of the mountains and the blue ocean of the Nicoya Peninsula beyond.

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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $7 AUD
Weekly Discount: 11%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)


Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Martin User Profile
February 2017
Great place but not perfectly matching the photos. Bed was cleanish and shower not great. Hosts are super nice and thoughtful!

Jordan User Profile
February 2017
Casa Alquimia is a space of warmth, tranquility, and community. Tarsicio and Marianela offered the abundance of their hearts and hospitability to us, through detailed guidance for activities and tours in the area and a wealth of flavours on the breakfast table...including marmalade hot off the stove. Stories shared round the table and music in the living room are only some of our cherished memories from our stay. We would recommend to any traveler—solo or with a partner—to soak in the magic of this cloud forest region and the sweetness of home at Alquimia.

Linette User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful place with beautiful people! Perfect for relaxing and getting to know the area

Sophie User Profile
January 2017
We felt ok about our stay here. Everything turned out a bit less than we expected. Tarsicio was eager to help and make suggestions, and we took a few of his suggestions and appreciated the effort, but ultimately really wished we had done our own research and booked our own tours. I chose this place because I saw in other people's reviews how helpful their suggestions were but we found them to be a little underwhelming for us. Monteverde was where we were hoping to see more wildlife. We booked a zipline and hanging bridges tour with Selvatura park, and really wish someone had told us that the hanging bridges part did NOT come with a tour guide to help us spot the wild-life. This would have made a huge difference in our experience and time spent here. The architecture of the house was really nice though. Tarsico and Marianela were very friendly and the basic breakfast was good consisting of bread, homemade marmalade, tropical sliced fruit, eggs, tea, coffee, and fresh juice.

Julie User Profile
January 2017
Tarsicio and Marianela are great hosts and just the nicest people. The house is unique, mainly constructed from wood and very cozy. We had the best free breakfast of our entire trip there: homemade jam, fruits, eggs, homemade cornbread. And you eat with all the other guests which is nice. We met some really nice people there. Tarsicio made all the reservations for us and has good advice on what to do. Even though Tarsicio gave us detailed directions we had a little trouble finding the entrance to the place as their own house is also located on the property. We can recommend a stay here!

Ida User Profile
January 2017
Very helpful host, we got some issues with heavy rain! They helped us with basically everything we needed in the unexpected storm, even arranged for take away pizza to our room <3 Clean room and beautiful house. Nice with more people staying in other rooms, like a friendly mini hostel!

Brianne User Profile
January 2017
This was one of my favourite AirBnB experiences! We booked our room last minute and Tarsicio and Marianela were very accommodating and made us feel so welcome in their home. They took care of everything for us from a homemade breakfast to arranging taxis, tours, and shuttles. We didn't have to spend a minute of our vacation coordinating these things and that was very appreciated. The location was also phenomenal - a few hundred meters away from some of the best restaurants, CASEM, a waterfall hike, the Cerro Amigos trail, and a private reserve for night hikes. Absolutely stay here if you get a chance!

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Monteverde, Costa RicaJoined in February 2014
Tarsicio Y Marianela User Profile

Hola somos una pareja de artistas ecuatorianos, residentes en costa Rica por más de 20 años, nos gusta la tranquilidad y los ambientes amigables donde podemos sentirnos seguros y aceptados, somos muy comunicativos y nos encanta platicar de todo un poco, amamos las tradiciones y la gente auténtica, somos gente sencilla y amigable.
Cómo anfitriones procuramos ofrecer nuestra mejor y amable atención a todos nuestros visitantes siendo serviciales y atendiendo de manera eficiente las necesidades de nuestros invitados, nos encantan las personas y somos muy discretos y respetuosos de toda creencia y forma de vida de cada ser humano.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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