Peace Lodge Waterfall Gardens

Location: Heredia/Vara Blanca

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The Peace Lodge is a luxurious boutique hotel situated in the rainforest of Costa Rica, on the grounds of the renowned La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. With 18 rooms, the lodge offers guests stunning views of the surrounding Poás Volcano and La Paz River Valley from their private balconies.

The lodge’s location, at an elevation of 5,200 feet, provides a cool and refreshing climate, perfect for hiking the nature park’s trails, exploring its waterfalls and trout lake, and viewing its animal sanctuary exhibits. Lodge guests also have exclusive access to the park before 8 am and after 5 pm, the optimal times for observing the animals.

The lodge’s location between two national parks provides a biological corridor for animals, making it an ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts. The lodge’s Ventanas Verdes Spa offers relaxation and rejuvenation for guests, and in-room massages can be arranged in front of the grand river stone fireplace in each room. With less than an hour’s drive from the San José (Juan Santamaria) Airport, the Peace Lodge is an excellent location for starting or ending a vacation, offering guests a unique rainforest experience close to the airport.

The lodge’s upscale accommodations are individually themed to complement the natural beauty of the rain and cloud forest, with each room featuring a Jacuzzi tub, an impressive river stone fireplace, and a shower that transforms into a waterfall. The lodge’s architecture is designed to exude natural elegance and sophistication, with stunning views of the La Paz River Valley and the towering Poás Volcano from every room.

The Peace Lodge offers a symphony of traditional Costa Rican experiences, celebrating the natural wonders of the cloud forest and its inhabitants. It has been 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. Additionally, it has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as the 4th Best Resort in Central and South America and has been rated the #1 hotel in its region by Tripadvisor repeatedly over the years.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park is privately owned and managed, comprising 70 acres of land, including approximately 40 acres of cloud and rainforest. The park’s five waterfalls are considered the most famous in Costa Rica, with the La Paz Waterfall being the most well-known. The park’s mixed cloud and rainforest offer a stunning backdrop to the falls, which can be accessed via paved trails and steps with hand railings. The lodge also offers a waterfall wedding venue, making it an ideal location for couples looking to tie the knot amidst natural beauty.