About Santa Elena
Santa Elena, is Monteverde's larger neighbor and primary provider of goods and lodging of area.
Due to the presence of Quakers and 3 schools taught at least partially in English, one can expect a fair deal of bilingual Costa Ricans here. Hotels and hostels as well as restaurants will have either English menus or staff who can speak English due to the large number of tourists from English speaking countries. For more information see the article about Monteverde and its surrounding zone. This includes the larger town and tourism hub Santa Elena, as well as the nearby cluster of homes and businesses known as Cerro Plano, along with numerous reserves and attractions on the periphery of the town.
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