Poas Volcano Lodge

   Location: La Paz Waterfall
The Poas Volcano Lodge is situated in Costa Rica’s Central Valley outside the capital city of San José. Nestled between the Poás and Barva volcanoes at an elevation of 6,000 ft (1,900 m), this rural area of Costa Rica is stunningly beautiful and still within range of a major population center.


"Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food."

"Staff, especially Wilberth, was very helpful; meals were great"

"This hotel was just the most breathtakingly beautiful place I have ever stayed in. Rustic but modern and so clean. What an experience. I think I will compare every place I stay in from now on to this place"

"The hotel was lovely, but there isn't much to do in the immediate area (within walking distance) other than hike around the property."

"We stayed in the delightful lodge for 2 nights, in a garden room situated directly on the slope of the mountain, with the most beautiful view of the lush greenery and volcano. It was simple and rustic, yet more than comfortable and beautifully decorated. The free breakfast was splendid and the staff are so welcoming and warm. We saw at least a dozen hummingbirds while we were there and we could hear all sorts of other birds, insects and frogs from our lodge. It truly couldn't be more peaceful and it's exactly the kind of experience we were hoping for!"

Read More Reviews

223 Visitor Ratings

10 9.53571428571
10 9.0
Overall Value
10 9.01818181818
10 9.44642857143

Poas Volcano Lodge

San José is an hour’s drive from this area. In the city, visitors will find all major services – car rentals, banks, hospitals, and more. It is, however, generally the places outside the city that travelers are attracted to. On clear days, visitors can enjoy undisturbed looks into the Poás Volcano’s active crater at the Poás Volcano National Park. Nearby, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens offer an excellent opportunity to explore forested trails and stand beside five impressive waterfalls. Other activities in this area include mountain bike riding and tours of the Doka Estate coffee plantation.  

The Poás Volcano Lodge is an intimate lodge nestled into the pasturelands that lay beneath the Poás Volcano. The property has impressive views of the volcano and borders a protected sub-tropical cloud forest, where a network of trails allows guests to conveniently explore the outdoors. It’s also situated inside a working dairy farm, so guests can tour the farm and learn the ins-and-outs of dairy production. 

The Lodge itself is a unique fusion of English, Welsh and American architecture. It’s built on different levels and has stone walls, wooden ceilings and dramatic arches that create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  There’s a game room where rounds of pool can be enjoyed and a well-stocked library that’s perfect for reading. Every morning a simple and hearty breakfast is offered to guests in the restaurant. Other meals can be had here throughout the day and drinks can be ordered from the bar. 

Accommodations consist of twelve charming bedrooms. Five rooms are located within the main lodge, while the remaining rooms are located in separate buildings. Designed with stone walls, wood paneling and soft lighting, they feel rustic and cozy.  All are clean and comfortable and include a private hot water bathroom and space heater. Each has private access to the garden.


Free Breakfast Restaurant Handicap Accessible

  • Hot Water
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Gardens
  • Bar
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Free Breakfast


Hot Water Wireless Internet

Garden Room

Sleeps 4 in 1 Bedroom. 1 Queen (or) 1 Queen + 1 Single (or) 1 Queen + 2 Single.

Gardens Views

Jacamar Room

Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom. 1 King.

Gardens Views Hair Dryer Safe Deposit Box

Lodge Room #1 Or #3

Sleeps 3 in 1 Bedroom. 1 King + 1 Single (or) 1 King.

Volcano Views Mountains Views Hair Dryer Safe Deposit Box Dressing room

Lodge Room #2

Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom. 1 Queen.

Volcano Views Hair Dryer Dressing room

Lodge Room #4

Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom. 1 King.

Gardens Views Hair Dryer Safe Deposit Box Garden access and outdoor sitting area

Lodge Room #5

Sleeps 5 in 1 Bedroom. 2 Queen + 1 Single.

Gardens Views Hair Dryer Safe Deposit Box

Rates and Availability

After 2pm
By 12am
Adults: 13 and older. Kids: 5-12 years. Infants: under age 5.

More Hotels in La Paz Waterfall