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Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Hotels

Peace Lodge

  • 6 km (4 miles) north of Vara Blanca Map It
  • Volcán Poás National Park
  • Luxurious Retreat


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


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

Updated 04/09/2014

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. Being

able to explore the Waterfall Gardens before they open and after they close is another perk; room rates include admission. The cuisine here is a couple of notches below the accommodations.

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Hotel Information


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

Map It


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

Hotel Details:

  • 16 rooms, 2 villas
  • No meals

Updated 04/09/2014


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