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Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and one hour from the San Jose International Airport, Peace Lodge encompasses the rustic past and natural beauty of the rainforest and the essence of Costa Rica. We endeavored to create the finest quality accommodations and picture perfect views of the La Paz River Valley complete the experience.


Each and every room boasts a Jacuzzi tub and stone fireplace along with showers that transform into waterfalls with the turn of a knob. From the handcrafted canopy beds and love seats to the original stained glass and illustrated artwork you will understand the time and care put into the details of each accommodation.



To insure your enjoyment of the cool mountain weather and view of the Poás Volcano, we built oversized balconies complete with rocking chairs, hammocks and custom Jacuzzi tubs. The experience continues with your choice of aromatherapy products and our selection of fine quality linens and robes.



All guests are welcome to enjoy the park before it opens and after it closes, which provide the optimal bird and wildlife viewing times. Private walking tours are available, but we suggest booking these at the same time you reserve your room. Guests will be greeted in the new Reception area with a postcard view of the La Paz River Valley. Complimentary internet access is available to all guests in the Reception area as well as in the Vista Poas Dining Room.



A minimum three-night stay is highly recommended for guests looking to make the most of their Peace Lodge experience.  Guests arriving directly from the airport will awaken to the sound of the rainforest and waterfalls rather than the city noise of San Jose.  The drive from the airport is approximately one hour and very scenic.



Guests can either dine on the patio viewing the Poás Volcano or have breakfast served in their room. For lunch, you can choose from the delicious buffet which includes; rotisserie chicken, hot dogs, pizza and typical Costa Rican fare in the Colibries Restaurant, or enjoy a la carte waitress service in the Big Trout Bar. Each afternoon, guests are invited to the Big Trout Bar to watch the sunset and enjoy a la carte tapas (appetizers) and freshly made fruit drinks lakeside.


The Peace Lodge was recently featured on the Travel Channel’s “Honeymoon Hotspots International’s as one of the eight most romantic worldwide destinations for honeymooners.


While staying at the Peace Lodge on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you will enjoy:

  • 5 Magnificent Waterfalls
  • 3.5 Kilometers of Paved Hiking Trails.
  • Hummingbird Garden with 24 species of hummingbirds.
  • Butterfly Observatory.
  • Serpentarium
  • Orchid Garden.
  • Ranarium: Open Air Frog Exhibit.
  • Casita de la Paz: Authentic Costa Rican Home.
  • Trout Lake with Fishing.
  • Aviary
  • Lagoon Pool & Jacuzzi.
  • Massage Services.
  • Wedding Services.


  • Rates are based on double occupancy.
  • Rates do not include breakfast and local taxes (13%).
  • Villa Lago's rate is based on quad occupancy.
  • Each additional adult $40 + tax, each child (3-12) $20 + tax.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.


Transfers from San Jose area hotels or San Jose's Juan Santamaría International Airport to hotels in the Arenal area are $195.00 each way, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers. Approximate time from San José to the Arenal area is approx 2 hours and 45 minutes. Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to any hotel in San José $45, including airport assistance, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers.

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