Tenorio Lodge is a comfortable mountain lodge tucked between the Tenorio and Miravalles volcanoes in the northern portion of Costa Rica, which sits roughly 500 meters (1500 feet) above sea level affording its guests some incredible views. This heavenly property was built among 7 hectares of exotic tropical gardens, fruit trees, and lush vegetation to offer you unmeasurable tranquility and peace. The Lodge has 2 lakes, 2 red cedar jacuzzis, a restaurant, a bar, nature trails, tropical gardens, and internet.
At Tenorio Lodge you will be just 10 miles from the world famous Rio Celeste, where you can discover an amazing turquoise blue river and the surrounding rainforest. Or you can choose more adventure with a zip line, horseback, or rafting tour in the area of the hotel. Palo Verde and Cano Negro are wildlife refuges also located in the proximity of the Lodge where you are sure to discover an incredible amount of tropical flora and fauna.
After enjoying the delicious breakfast included in your stay, your day at the Lodge can include spending some time in the main lodge, where you will find the reception desk, the restaurant, bar, souvenir shop, and area with computers and internet for guest use, in addition to a beautiful deck overlooking the incredible Tenorio Volcano. The restaurant serves up delicious dishes prepared from the freshest of ingredients from their own garden and the local farms surrounding the hotel. Hike and stroll the hotel’s nature trails and exotic gardens, visit the lagoons, and bird watch on your own. Then, after a long day of exploring, relax in one of the two red cedar jacuzzi hot tubs while you watch the hummingbirds play in the gardens.
Tenorio Lodge offers 12 elegant and spacious bungalows, each with a view of the smoky Tenorio Volcano.
Bungalows feature natural ventilation, 1 king and 1 queen sized beds with orthopedic mattresses, sitting area with table and chairs, closet, a quiet fan, and a solar heated bathroom. One bungalow has been specially designed for guests with disabilities.
Tenorio Lodge is best for people looking to relax in style in the mystical mountains of Costa Rica. Nature lovers and birdwatchers would be in paradise. Families are welcome.
Latitude: N 10° 42' 45.07"
Longitude: W 85° 4' 17.93"
Rated high, but mixed review for the following reasons:
1. All four of us in one bungalow, but the bungalow had only one bedroom, not two, so all four of us crammed in together.
2. All bathroom noises and activities heard by all at all times given open layout.
3. Without a car you are captive to the Lodge - no where to go unless you walk the 2.6 miles in to "town" and 2.6 miles back (like we did for something to eat other than the lodge food).
4. Given that all we did was the 3 hour Celeste River hike, spending 2 full days here was a bit unnecessary. Would not recommend a second night for our itinerary.
5. No internet or wireless, so we were completely unplugged for two days. Not saying that was a bad thing, but one result was that they only accepted cash, no credit card.
Note: the weather here appears to be perpetually horrible. Clouds, rain, fog and howling winds at night, the whole time. Not a negative comment - just an observation.
Despite all the above, the lodge is very nice and comfortable. Very clean and everything worked (but internet). The owners are also very nice and took good care of us. Food was good and place is clean and well maintained. For us, being away from everything for two days was OK, but may be for everyone.
Excellent. Loved the trails around the lodge, excellent food, kind and wonderful staff and owners, beautiful accommodations, excellent food. Everyone was very kind using three the language mix of Franco-Spanglish. I would stay here again.