Fodor's Expert Review Toucanet Lodge

Hwy. 315, Copey, San José, 11703, Costa Rica

For serenity and mountain greenery, you can't beat this lodge in a secluded valley with panoramic views and the opportunity to see hummingbirds and some of the 200-plus highland species on the lodge's list, including the resplendent quetzal. Accommodations are in three wooden cabins, where each room has its own private veranda and tile bathroom with skylight. Try to get room 1 for the best views. In addition, there are two spacious junior suites with fireplaces, kitchenettes, sunken whirlpool baths with views, and king-size beds. Now open to the public, the hotel's Bulat Restaurant, serves Tico-international cuisine (closed Wednesday to the public).

PROS

  • fresh mountain air
  • seclusion and tranquility
  • excellent birding trails

CONS

  • simple furnishings
  • bumpy dirt-road access
  • some steps to climb to cabins

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Family, Green, Views
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2541–3045

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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