Poas Volcano Lodge
Enjoy the Cloud Forest in a Quiet, Cozy Stay at the Mountains.
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Poas Volcano Lodge is perfect for:
Families or couples in search of relaxation in the quiet countryside.
Poas Volcano Lodge is a peaceful getaway hotel nestled in the hills near Poas Volcano National Park in Alajuela. This cozy lodge offers beautiful rustic rooms with a modern feel, and it has many areas for their guests to enjoy. Delicious food, books, and games are some of the on-site amenities, and there is chance for an intimate exploration of natural wonders and adventures. Stunning views of the volcano, the cloud forest, and the local fauna are a main part of the experience.
What to Expect at Poas Volcano Lodge:
- A peaceful hideaway near Poas volcano.
- English cottage atmosphere with great indoor/outdoor spaces.
- Lively flora and fauna from the cloud forest and dairy farm.
What NOT to Expect at Poas Volcano Lodge:
- Busy cities full of people. This is a rural area, ideal for admiring nature.
- A resort. Boutique hotels offer a more personalized, snug stay.
- Extreme luxury. The lodge has a rustic, comfortable style.
This cozy hotel was once the home of a family which decided to share the beauties of their dairy farm with others. Although cows and other farm animals might peek from the road, your stay is intimate and quiet. Their style combines the charm of the countryside with contemporary comfort. Take a break from it all and enjoy the cool breeze coming from the cloud forest.
Poas Volcano Lodge is a 45-minute drive away from San Jose airport, into the slopes of the Central Valley. It is also a 20 minute drive from the volcano itself. Explore the trails to admire the vivacity of the local flora and fauna, and discover the wonders of hidden natural treasures in your adventures.
Comfort at Poas Volcano Lodge
Since the lodge is located in a secluded rural area, it provides an opportunity to unwind and get away from the stress and noise of the city. The lodge has a homelike environment in which serenity and relaxation are important. Enjoy both a well-appointed room and shared areas that invite you to sit back and take a break. To battle the cold coming from the cloud forest, the hotel has multiple fireplaces and wood burning stoves that enhance an atmosphere of harmony and peace. Lounge at the sofas in the sitting room after a day of hiking and exploring.
Best from the Farm
One of the great highlights of this lodge is their excellent food, provided on-site by The Bromelia Restaurant and Bar. Poas Volcano Lodge has a community-oriented spirit, and they source their ingredients locally wherever possible. Enjoy milk from their dairy farm and be certain to try some of the local strawberry jam. Their homemade bread and granola, made with the owners’ recipe, are also stellar! Breakfast is included with your stay, so don’t miss the chance to try these appetizing bites.
The lodge also offers a spa in case you want to take your relaxation to the next level. Arrange body massages at your convenience, and relieve stress with mixtures of natural oils, fruits, and herbs. If all your hiking has left you sore, get a leg massage to help with circulation. These massages are not included in your fee, but they are a great way of spending chilling afternoons.
Although rooms are comfy and beautiful, they don’t have TV or radios to help you disconnect from the grid. However, the lodge wants you to enjoy the indoors as much as the outdoors, and has three rooms dedicated to entertainment.
The library has a great selection of both non-fiction and literature for when you want to snuggle with a book. If you’re there in the afternoon, get complimentary tea, coffee, and cake as well. If you’re looking for something a little bit more noisy, the cinema room has a projector and a range of movies to choose from. There is also a music collection spanning several genres. Finally, the game room has a full-sized American pool table and different board games that you can access. There is definitely both private and family fun during your stay!
Joys of Nature
In this wonderful hotel, both the inside and the outside are inviting. The whole property is surrounded by lush, green hills, and the gardens are full of tropical flowers and oak trees. You can wander off and find a small bench to enjoy the view. Clouds from the forest come and go with the wind, and sometimes they cover the mountains and farms around the hotel. However, the location offers the chance not just to see Poas volcano but also the northern Caribbean plains.
Borrow some wellingtons from the hotel’s green house and explore the three trails around the lodge. Two of them are a bit longer and steeper, but they take you through the mountain slopes, within cow pastures, past the dairy farm, and into trees. Ask for binoculars at the front desk and spot all the birds you can. Gorgeous quetzals and jumpy hummingbirds are hidden among the trees and flower shrubs, so keep your eyes open. You can also ask for a guide during these walks.
On you go!
The most attractive activity is Poas volcano itself. Take a hiking tour to the National Park and see the volcano. Explore its blue crater and spot the nearby lake. It is active even if it’s not erupting, so be careful. To get the best views, be sure to go early in the morning because clouds can get in the way.
If you’re ready for adventure, set out to explore the many options outside Poas Volcano Lodge, all within an hour drive from the hotel. Go hiking to the Waterfall Gardens and discover this secluded wonder. If you want to learn about Costa Rica’s most famous product, take a coffee tour to see the plantations and production process. Horseback riding and birdwatching are also great options to stroll along the paths, and if you want more excitement, consider a whitewater rafting or zip lining tour.
*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
- Breakfast Included
- Can accommodate dietary restrictions
- Hair dryer
- Laundry service
- Wireless Internet