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Bosque de Paz Lodge

Region:Central Highlands
Habitats:Mountain / Tropical Cloud Forest

Activities:
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Transport Time to/from Central Highlands
By land:
Bus: 3 hrs

WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS SAY
Moon Handbooks Costa Rica (5th edition) by Christopher P. Baker - “The 400-hectare Bosque de Paz Rain/Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, accessed via a reclusive valley west of Bajos del Toro, boasts several hiking trails (two–six km) leading to waterfalls, a botanical garden, hummingbird gardens, and lookout points. The forests are replete with exotic wildlife, including howler, capuchin, and spider monkeys, cats, and—according to the owner—more bird species than anywhere else in the nation, not least quetzals, which hover near the lodge. Two streams tumble through the beautiful gardens.”

Footprint Costa Rica (2001), by Peter Hutchison - “The Lodge has 11 rooms set in the forest, each with two double beds, private bathroom and hot water. Pleasant touches like Costa Rican pottery are dotted around the hotel, and there is a reference library to explore in greater detail what you find on your forays into the cloud forest.”

COSTA RICA EXPEDITIONS DESCRIPTION
This cloud forest lodge, lovingly built and managed by a Costa Rican family dedicated to conservation, is about two hours from San José on the Continental Divide. It features 12 rooms, each with two double beds, a private bathroom with hot water, and balcony with cloud forest views. The lodge’s restaurant features homemade Costa Rican meals, natural drinks and premium coffee. Diners enjoy a 180-degree panorama of the forest and butterfly garden.

The Lodge is on a 1,000-hectare reserve; altitude ranges from 4,200-7,350 feet above sea level (1400 to 2450 meters). The reserve is a natural biological corridor connecting the Poás Volcano National Park with the Juan Castro Blanco National Park and is open only to prearranged visits to minimize environmental impact.

FROM THE HOTEL’S WEB SITE
We have a total of 12 rooms surrounded by forest and a hummingbird, and butterfly garden. Our rooms are fully furnished with exclusive ironworks and Costa Rican pottery. Each one has two double beds, private bathroom, and hot water. Wide balconies offer beautiful views to the forest.

Our restaurant offers to our guests delicious homemade meals of gourmet Costa Rican typical dishes, natural drinks, and premium coffee, with a 180-degree angle view to the butterfly garden and the forest. We offer you vegetarian dishes on previous request.

You will admire wonders of nature, outstanding birds, and wildlife at BOSQUE DE PAZ using our all signed trails through the forest. In our 1,000-hectare preserve there are trails ranging from 1-7.5 kms, a total of 22 kms of trails through old growth and second growth forest. 1000-hectare (2471-acre), privately owned biological reserve that, as a natural biological corridor, connects the Poás Volcano National Park with the Juan Castro Blanco National Park.

The preserve has nearly 300 species of birds, including the Resplendent Quetzal, Scaled Antpitta, Black Guan, Emerald Toucanet, Three Wattled Bellbird, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Zeledonia, and Silvery-fronted, Tapaculo, Black-faced Solitaire, American Dipper, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, among many others, and abundant hummingbirds.


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