Part of the popular La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Peace Lodge is about 45 minutes from the airport, near the Poás Volcano. The rooms and villas are huge and feature faux rustic decor, including massive four-poster log beds and river stone fireplaces. All have private balconies with Jacuzzis; deluxe rooms also get immense bathrooms with a second indoor Jacuzzi backed by a full wall of orchids, flowers, and bromeliads—and a working waterfall. Nightly rates have gotten unusually steep over the years, however, so I’m no longer certain the outlay is worth it for these fanciful rooms and the privilege of having unlimited access to the Waterfall Gardens. It might be if you’re traveling with nature-mad young uns. In not, you might consider staying elsewhere.
Alajuela, Poas & the Airport Area
Alajuela, Poas & the Airport Area› Hotel
6km (3 3/4 miles) north of Varablanca on the road to San Miguel
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 954/727-3997 in the U.S., 2482-2720 in Costa Rica Prices $485–$595 double; $785 villa Amenities Restaurant; bar; Jacuzzi; 2 pools; free Wi-Fi; hiking trails; butterfly exhibits; disc golf Units 17 units Web site Peace Lodge Other Rates include entrance to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.