This was our first stop on our Costa Rican vacation - and what a start! Not far from the San Jose airport and as soon as you arrive, you are treated as valued guests. The service and attention is amazing and everyone we met there was wonderful - so friendly and accommodating! The resort is breath taking. From your first view of Trout Lake from reception down to the Waterfall Gardens - everything is spectacular!
We stayed in The Monarch Villa which is a huge room - immense master bedroom, separate loft upstairs for the kids, and large living area. The bathroom is simply incredible with large jacuzzi tub with a waterfall and dual waterfall shower head shower. The design and detail of the room defies words with tons of tiny touches that make you say "wow,"
We had a private tour through their animal sanctuary and the Waterfall Gardens. This was perfect for us (family of 4 with 2 kids - 9 and 6). The kids loved this and we made so many memories their that we won't forget from feeding toucans and hummingbirds to touching butterflies to my son having a baby boa constrictor around his neck (he loved it, me not so much...).
The waterfalls were spectacular. We did the night frog tour as well which was lots of fun.
The food was of very high quality all around. Great breakfast buffet and lots to choose from at dinner. My kids fell in love with our waiter who always remembered our names and went out of his way to provide excellent service (thanks Daniel!).
We also enjoyed their "indoor pool" - not really indoor but covered and swam both in the day and the night looking out at the beautiful landscape. And my kids loved their first fishing adventure on Trout Lake.
Only caution at this hotel is that there is a ton of steps, so would not recommend it for anyone unable to handle walking up and down them multiple times a day. For us, it was a great way to work off all the food we were eating!
In all, I highly recommend this resort for families!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peace Hotel Heredia
- Peace Lodge Costa Rica/Heredia