The Peace lodge Hotel is the ultimate awakening of your senses. Here every magical sight, wondrous smell and sensual touch create irreplaceable memories of a journey you wish to take again and again, which is pride itself on offering to its guests the most unique luxury mountain lodge experience in Costa Rica. It is located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the San José International Airport, and also only 20 minutes from the Poás Volcano, another “must see” attraction in Costa Rica, the award winning Peace Lodge Hotel introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures that inhabit this magical environment.
The ultra upscale accommodations are uniquely themed to complement the inherent beauty of its rain and cloud forest setting and the detailed architecture exudes a natural elegance and sophistication with every room. Picture perfect views of the La Paz River Valley and the towering Poás Volcano to complete the experience.
The Peace Lodge was recently featured on the Travel Channel’s “Honeymoon Hotspots International” program as one of the eight most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world outside of the United States. In addition to being the best honeymoon rain forest hotel destination, the Peace Lodge Hotel is one of the famous boutique hotels of the Small Distinctive Hotels of Costa Rica. Each and every room boasts a Jacuzzi tub and stone fireplace along with waterfall showers that transform into waterfalls with the turn of a knob. From the handcrafted canopy beds and love seats to the original stained glass and illustrated artwork you will understand the time and care put into the details of each accommodation. To insure your enjoyment of the cool mountain weather and view of the forest and Poás Volcano, the Peace Lodge Hotel built oversized balconies complete with rocking chairs, hammocks and custom Jacuzzi tubs. The luxury boutique hotel experience continues with your choice of aromatherapy products and our selection of fine quality linens and robes.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park has been nominated to be one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica”. Besides, the Park has also been featured on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and over twenty International travel and nature programs. All guests are welcome to enjoy the park before it opens and after it closes, the optimal bird watching and wildlife viewing times. The Peace Lodge is a great option as a bird watching hotel in the greater San José area because the rain forest literally surrounds the hotel and it has many “hard to see” species visit our feeders. Guided walking tours are available and complimentary internet access is available to all of our guests in the Reception as well as in the “Las Tucas” lounge.
The Peace Lodge Hotel has 4 restaurants for each occasion. For breakfast guests can either dine on the patio viewing the Poás Volcano or have their meal served in their room. For lunch guests can choose from our delicious buffet including rotisserie chicken, hot dogs, pizza and typical Costa Rican fare in the Colibries Restaurant, rated Four Forks by the ICT or enjoy a la carte waitress service in our Big Trout Bar. Each afternoon, guests are invited to the Big Trout Bar to watch the sunset and enjoy a la carte tapas and freshly made fruit drinks lakeside. Dinner becomes an event in our intimate dining room “Vista Poás” and our lounge “Las Tucas”. Guests can arrive early for a pre-dinner drink, a game of backgammon or read from our lending library.
Take the Pan-American Highway towards the Juan Santamaria International Airport and take the Alajuela exit. Continue straight on this road for 12 miles following the signs for Poás Volcano. At the dead end three-way intersection, where you see Jaulares Restaurant, take a right. Proceed for 1 mile to the town of Poasito and make another right at the intersection where it says Heredia – Varablanca – Sarapiqui. Make a left at the gas station in Varablanca and proceed for 3 miles. The hotel is on the left.
From Heredia take the main road passing the National University and follow the signs for the town of Barva. Upon reaching Barva follow the signs for the Poás Volcano – Varablanca – Sarapiqui. Proceed 25 miles following the signs for Poás Volcano until you reach the town of Varablanca. At the gas station make a right towards Sarapiqui and continue on this road for 3 miles until you see the hotel on your left.
Location: 5km (3 miles) from Varablanca gas station, district: Varablanca, canton: Heredia, province: Heredia, Costa Rica. Zone postal code: 40105.
GPS Coordinates: 10.205097,-84.162233 (10°12’18.35″N, 84°09’44.04″W)
Elevation: 1500 m
Hotel and Park Phone: (506)2482-2720
Reservations Office Phone: (506)2482-2100
Fax: (506) 2482-1094
From U.S. Phone: (954) 727-3997
From U.S. Fax: (954) 727-3999
La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge: www.costaricaweb.cr/en/la-paz-waterfall-gardens-nature-park-and-wildlife-refuge-costa-rica/