Central Valley Hotels

Peace Lodge


  • Many activities, plus admission to the Waterfall Gardens, included in rates
  • Whimsical furnishings
  • Excellent river trail


  • Pricey
  • Popular with tour groups
  • Sometimes difficult to find space
  • Lukewarm showers
  • All but the top floors can be noisy because of creaky stairs

Fodor's Review

These rooms overlooking the misty forests of La Paz Waterfall Gardens seem like something out of the Lord of the Rings, with their curved, clay-stucco walls, hardwood floors, stone fireplaces, four-poster beds made of varnished logs, and grottolike bathrooms with private waterfalls. As if the bathrooms, with two showers, a whirlpool tub, and private tropical garden weren't enough, you can soak in your second whirlpool tub on a porch with a cloud-forest view. Rates are admittedly high here, but being able to explore the Waterfall Gardens before they open and after they close is a perk, and admission is included. The cuisine here is a couple of notches below the accommodations.

Hotel Information


6 km (4 miles) north of Vara Blanca, Volcán Poás National Park, 20801, Costa Rica


/2482–2720; 954-727–3997-in North America; /2482–2100-for reservations

Hotel Details:

  • 16 rooms, 2 villas
  • Rate includes: No meals

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