Welcome to The Peace Lodge, just one hour from San Juan Santamaria Airport located on the grounds of the famous La Paz Waterfall Garden and Nature Park, known to be among the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The Peace Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel with many amenities that are accommodating, fun, and interesting. The lodge offers a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, internet access, and many fun things to do, such as, the waterfall gardens, hummingbird gallery, aviary, trout pond, serpentarium, and jungle cat exhibit. The onsite Ventanas Verdes Spa offers many tempting options including hot rock and chocolate massages, reflexology, men's facials, exfoliation, and fabulous packages!
While at The Peace Lodge you have the opportunity to visit tours in the area. Poas Volcano is an active volcano within a half hour of the lodge. Visitors can walk right up to the observation platform above the steamy crater. Or if you are interested in a more athletic tour you would like the canopy zipline, which allows you to soar above the forest canopy via cable, harness and wheel.
Right at the lodge you will receive complimentary access to La Paz Waterfall and Garden. There are many interesting things for you to see, for instance a conservatory for over twenty five species of butterflies. You will see up to 4,000 butterflies flying around in the observatory, plus a view of various stages of life the butterfly goes through. Also the hummingbird gallery, aviary, trout pond, serpentarius and jungle cat exhibit are located right on the grounds of The Peace Lodge for easy access.
You will enjoy your accommodations at the Peace Lodge. They offer four different sizes and styles each one offers a large balcony, rocking chairs and beautiful views.
You will love the views of the La Paz River Valley and the Poas Volcano from your balcony while you stay in the Standard Room. This six hundred and fifty square foot room comes with a king size bed and a wonderful fireplace, along with a Jacuzzi tub on the balcony, and a bathroom with a mosaic tiled tub and waterfall shower. Each room offers satellite television, stereo system refrigerator, coffee maker and a room safe.
The Deluxe room is eight hundred square feet of luxurious Rain Forest atmosphere in which you will enjoy a king sized canopy bed, and fire place. Your garden bathroom will be a delight as you bathe in your Jacuzzi tub and a seven foot waterfall comes to life. It also includes a garden shower as well as an enclosed shower. In the evening you can take pleasure in star gazing while you enjoy your balcony which also has a Jacuzzi tub.
Welcome to the Monarch Room with twelve hundred square feet of marvelous accommodations, including three fire places. The romantic master bedroom with a king sized canopy bed also contains a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, and a bathroom with a waterfall shower. It also offers a lavish living room and a two story fireplace, as well as, an oversized balcony with a Jacuzzi. The loft has a queen sized and a single bed with a full bathroom.
Villa Largo, a beautifully appointed villa is the latest accommodation offered. It was designed for large families or group of people. The villa offers three bedrooms, a master bedroom with a private bathroom along with a guest room and adjoining bathroom then a smaller bedroom with two single beds. The marble bathrooms are elegantly designed and have Jacuzzi tubs.
A stay at The Peace Lodge is full of adventure and nature along with luxurious accommodations and would delight the traveling group, family, individual, and especially couples.
Latitude: N 10° 10' 5.09"
Longitude: W 84° 9' 27.8"
Magical start to our vacation. John Jimenez gave our family an incredible day tour and made our first full day in Costa Rica spectacular!
An oasis! Our room was spectacular, the grounds were amazing. A great end to our stay in Costa Rica!
BEST BATHROOMS IN THE WORLD! This hotel is absolutely amazing. We wished we could have stayed longer. I could have sit on our balcony and enjoyed the forest view and sounds of animals all day. Hummingbirds are everywhere. We signed up for the evening frog tour and got an unexpected up close and personal sloth experience with an actual awake sloth. That was probably my kids' highlight of our whole trip. The fishing ended at 4:30 but we got there at 4:36 and the guy stayed longer to let us fish. Tip: Get room service for breakfast so you can enjoy the view from your balcony while you eat. The waterfall path is lovely, but wear bug spray! I got eaten up by some sort of mite waiting for the hotel shuttle at the end of the trail. It doesn't look buggy, but they have sneaky bugs.
The room is beautiful, particularly the bathroom. They could use some comfortable chairs in the room.
There were too many steps and no elevator. Tom and I both have trouble climbing steep hills and steps and had to stop a lot to catch our breath. I wish we had known how many steps there were to get to and from the room, the restaurant, and the waterfalls. We did love the place and the staff was great as was the food. I just think you need to let people know who are booking about the step issue.
Beautiful lodge with waterfalls and animals galore. They should provide a free breakfast, but we loved everything else.
On our arrival, we went to eat lunch while our room was finished. Once we got back in our room, it began to rain right on thru midnight. We did not get outside. This was probably not as welcoming the 2nd time around since it was just a Stopover to the airport the next day.
Our room at the Peace Lodge was wonderful. We had a jacuzzi outside on our balcony plus another jacuzzi in our bathroom which also had a Waterfall plus shower or an inside shower. The rooms was done with lots of wood & the view outside towards Poas volcano was gorgeous. We especially liked the on-grounds aviary, butterfly garden, hummingbird feeding and the feeding of the big cats/felines. We got up close to the sloths & fed the toucans & hummingbirds. It was a wonderful experience, but be prepared for Many steps & lots of walking.
Exceeded our expectations. Incredibly well-trained staff, both at the lodge and at the wildlife park. The bed was a little hard, but that's my only quibble.
Beautiful hotel! Did not realize how close it was to Poas Volcano. That would have been a nice addition to our trip while we were there, but everything we did do was great. Loved the waterfalls along the river, and all the animals in and around the refuge.
I tell everyone who has kids that they MUST stay here at the end of their trip. Two nights here was the perfect amount of time. The whole family loved it and it was great to be so close to the airport on our final day. The rooms are positively luxurious. The breakfast buffet is outstanding. The special treatment given to overnight guests by the property staff is wonderful. I wasn't sure what this place would be like, but am so glad we came. It was a wonderful way to end the trip. Glad we saved it for the end and didn't come here first, because every other place would pale in comparison.
Loved all the things to do on site
Two nights was more than sufficient for a stay. The falls and park are impressive. The restaurant was average. We had to return one meal as the marinade was inedible and clearly had reacted badly during preparation. The house keeping was poor. The staff lacked good leadership and appeared very casual in their approach towards guests. The "tropical" bathrooms are great fun, however each room has interconnecting doors with the neighboring room and therefore each and every sound is audible which is not a pleasant experience with the wrong neighbors. Overall an interesting and fun stop over as an alternative to a city hotel prior to departure.
very nice and helpful staff! They even sent back the pants that I forgot there!
Will go back there in the future!
Excellent. We loved the entire park, including the trails to the waterfalls, exhibits, tours, extra night-time frog tour, location of our balcony at tree-top level to bird-watch from the balcony, amazing butterfly garden and educated staff there, gift shop, etc. The restaurant for dinner was excellent, but we would have appreciated some additional lighter fare options for dinner (better options for children). Overall excellent- we would visit and stay here again.