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The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Vara Blanca La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, Alajuela 40101 Costa Rica
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#1 of 35 hotels in Alajuela
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Located less than one hour from the San Jose (Juan Santamaria) Airport, the Peace Lodge is the perfect place to begin or end your vacation. You don't need to spend your first or last day in a city hotel. Please come spend them in the rain and cloud forest with us and still be close to the airport. We are also only 20 minutes from the Poas Volcano, another "must see" attraction in Costa Rica.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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xtine888 wrote a review Nov 2021
Austin, Texas33 contributions28 helpful votes
Upon arrival and after long hours standing in line at the immigration, we arrived at the Peace Lodge when it was dark already. We were tired and hungry and the kids were cranky. José Martinez saved our day! He made us feel welcomed and made our stay an unforgettable one!!! The villa, sanctuary, gardens and the waterfalls made our first full day in Costa Rica an amazing one. Everyone (staff) was very hospitable. We will be back for sure!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Tracey G wrote a review Oct 2021
Brasilito, Costa Rica48 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights and loved every minute of it. The rooms are as beautiful as shown in their photos, the bathroom jacuzzi and waterfall, the fireplace, and views of the cloud forest from the balcony. The only negative is that the rooms are close to the road and there is a lot of noise from trucks. I used ear plugs. The best part was having free access to the animal park and we visited the enclosures, especially our favorites a couple of times a day. Having access outside of visitors hours was a treat. We got to see the sloths , big cats and toucan feedings up close. The waterfalls hike was excellent and it was amazing to be so close to them. There are a lot of stairs everywhere (to the amenities, the animal enclosures and the falls). The meals were all excellent although the dinner menu is quite small and expensive. By the third night it would have been nice to have a bit more of a selection. We skipped breakfasts but filled up on the casado meals at lunch which were excellent value. The lodge is advertised as a 5 star resort. North Americans should be aware that Costa Rican 5 star is not the same as what they might be used to. But this place is truly special. We will be back soon with family and visitors.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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RituandTim wrote a review Oct 2021
Denver, Colorado601 contributions80 helpful votes
What a magical place! Wildlife, flora, falls, peacefullness paired with incredible service, delicious food, luxurious accommodations & views! This isn’t even account for the incredible rules that this place has! Only 18 rooms in the entire property are well-maintained and tended to consistently. We stayed in a deluxe room with two hot tubs one in the bathroom and one on the patio. Everything was working perfectly and it was a perfect way to arrive after a long flight from Colorado. If you’ve driven in the mountains it shouldn’t be too hard to drive. It’s about an hour from SAO, your biggest challenge will be traffic in town and will be free spirited drivers on the road! We rented a 4 Wheel drive suv and it’s been well worth it! It’s important to note that this property is not for the physically unable! They have lots of stairs everywhere! Whether it is to your room or down to the waterfalls or the animals or the trout pond… Speaking of trout pond we fished and it was delightful! You can do a catch and release or you can catch it and have them cook it up for your dinner. Can’t speak enough about this wonderful experience… our flight arrived at 7 PM so most places were closed for dinner. The restaurant informed us that their restaurant closed at 8:15 and to either feed ourselves before we get there or place an order with them and they’ll have it ready for us upon arrival. We did the latter and it was delicious and still warm when we arrived at 9:15 PM!!! If you’re on the fence about it, do it, you’ll never regret it!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pack bug spray, binoculars, rain gear (rainforest life)! Be prepared for an altitude change!
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Marina wrote a review Oct 2021
Orlando, Florida11 contributions3 helpful votes
Too Notch Experience. Nature Encounter. Nothing here in nature has been altered. The views and the environment in this place is amazing. We went here last Angust and was breath taking. We will definitely come back for our wedding anniversary
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
PattyN1964 wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
the rooms were amazing, i could have staying in the bathroom for the entire stay. The staff were amazing. This was the last place we stayed on our 14 day honeymoon. the waterfalls were spectacular, the grounds were amazing, we were a little disappointed that all of the amenities were not available but we understood that it was due to COVID . on one of our days there we had the privilege of a private escort to show us around the area. Keilor took us all over and was the best tour guide ever. That day was one of the best days that we had. Very happy that i save one of the best places for last.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: the rooms seem to be all the same, they are all named after butterflies
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US$344 - US$784 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Nearby attractions include La Paz Waterfall and Peace Lodge Gardens (0.1 km), Jardins da Cachoeira de La Paz (0.04 km), and Souvenir Muy Tranquilo (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freddo Fresas Restaurant, El Churrasco Hotel Restaurante, and Restaurante Colbert.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens have airport transportation?
Yes, The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Peace Lodge & La Paz Waterfall Gardens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.