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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Bajos del Toro, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014
TimperleyEarly Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Bosque de Paz - the peace wood - is reached along great sweeping switchbacks, occasionally unmade, and over some hair-raising bridges across deep ravines. It's a tiny hotel set in perfectly groomed gardens surrounded by cloud forest. It's a haven for wild animals and humans alike. We were greeted by Kenneth, Bosque de Paz's elfin manager who doubles up as... More

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colorado springs
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great food, lovely people, hummingbirds and wildlife. We liked the hikes in the jungle, and the garden has a great variety. It is easy to get around the lodge, photographing was wonderful. Can't go wrong staying here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Very comfortable and attractive small stone property beside a stream in a privately owned ecological forest reserve. We were the only guests for much of our two night stay; they usually take birding and photography groups. We were made very welcome by all the staff. The owners were not present but the very knowledgeable young bird guide Kenneth was an... More

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Nor Cal
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Bosque De Paz is a hidden Gem. Frederico the owner is a super nice and attentive host. Beautiful hiking trails and the hummingbirds are truly amazing! Can bit a little chilly at night, so be sure to bring a fleece or sweatshirt.

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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Only Ten elegant rooms and great food made this one of my favorite stays. The trails are awesome and I was Sad I only stayed two nights. If I return to Costa Rica, I would stay longer. It is one of the few places you can see a Paca. Wish I were there now.

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Arvada, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Our family had a wonderful experience at Bosque de Paz. The owner and staff went out of their way to make our stay a special experience for our son. We enjoyed guided hikes within the expansive property as well as a tour of the orchid garden. The lodge has a limited number of rooms which lends to a quite, peaceful,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We came here to photograph the great waterfall at Bajos del Toro and we were not disappointed. You will need a car to drive to it. The resort has another frequently photographed waterfall on its trails and jungle scenes from its property are frequently published. The casual tourist will find it to be relatively expensive and lacking in some amenities.... More

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Tivoli, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our third trip to Bosque de Paz, so we knew what to expect. Warm welcoming hosts, Fredrico and Vanessa, expert guide, Kenneth and peace and quiet. Great Birds! Trail to falls needs more distance signs, but it is beautiful hike.

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
71 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We had a lovely stay for two nights at this remote and peaceful lodge, To enjoy your stay here you need to enjoy peace and quite and the tranquillity of being away from everything. A lot of guests seemed to be bird watchers or bird photographers. The owners have done a great job of building a great variety of forest... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We recently spent a week in this amazing place and I feel as if my heart and soul have been renewed. If you want to slow down, connect with nature and be treated like family... this is the place you need to be. We hiked the incredible trails. Each one is unique and well planned... an environmentalists dream world! We... More

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Address: Bajos del Toro, Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bosque de Paz 3*
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Bosque De Paz Costa Rica/Bajos Del Toro

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Bosque de Paz Biological Reserve is a 1000-hectare natural biological corridor, located on the Central Volcanic Range, Continental Divide, between the Juan Castro Blanco Watershed National Park and the Poas Volcano National Park. It is a rain and cloud forest, located 1 1/2 tour away from San Jose, 35 minutes from Sarchi and 25 minutes away from Zarcero. It has excellent access to the Arenal and Poas volcanoes, and the area of Sarapiqui, San Carlos, Carara National Park, Jaco Beach. At this lodge, you may enjoy the exuberant biodiversity of centennial trees loaded with orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns, surrounded by an unforgettable setting filled with impressive mountains, valleys, rivers and waterfalls. Guests breathe the pure mountain air, while they hike through the trails though the lush rainforest, and then enjoying the exquisite food at the Bosque de Paz restaurant, which is a sample of Costa Rican hospitality offered through the personal attention of the Gonzalez family, owners of the lodge. Accommodations: Bosque de Paz counts with 12 spacious and exquisitely decorated rooms, with Costa Rican exclusive designs and handcrafts. Each of the rooms has two double beds, and a private bathroom with hot water. Outside the rooms, there are large balconies with a spectacular view to our mountains. Guests can be surprised to be awakened by the song of tropical birds and the sound of howler monkeys. At Bosque de Paz, guests enjoy a comfortable terrace, with a spectacular view to the mountains, where they can see birds, the hummingbird gallery, butterflies, mammals....... The lodge has a library with books on natural history, a research laboratory, and a comfortable meeting room. There is an interesting research Project at the Dr. Stephen Kirby Orchid Garden, which has become very popular with orchidologists and naturalists. Activities: Birdwatching; mammals, hummingbirds, and orchids observation; hiking, honneymoons, photography, annual family meeting, anti-stress program, yoga, meditation. Day Trips from Bosque de Paz: Canopy, rafting, horse back-riding, volcanoes, hot springs, safari river boat, National Parks, among others. We receive small groups only, to protect our Reserve biodiversity. For that reason, we are able to offer personalized attention to our guests, who expects to come back to live another unforgettable experience in contact with nature at Bosque de Paz. ... more   less 
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