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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cala Lodge is just a bit outside of the centre of Monteverde in a stunning location overlooking the rainforests. It is set in beautifully quiet and relaxing gardens where we saw more animals and birds then when we did the hanging bridges walk. The rooms are basic, by this I mean they don't have a TV, telephone or fridge,... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cala Lodge has been so far my favourite lodge in Costa Rica. The rooms are too lovely. They have amazing views, beds, decor, bathrooms with hair dryer, full length mirror and a free safety deposit box. Staff are friendly and they recommend nice restaurants. Whilst I've been here I've enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend this idyllically set lodge.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cala Lodge for 3nights whilst exploring Monteverde. The Hotel itself is in a beautiful location overlooking jungle but this does mean it is a 20-25 minute walk down a very steep hill into the little town of Santa Elena where a lot of the restaurants are. We didn't mind the walk, but I imagine it would be... More

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Crete, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 5 nights at the lodge. For relaxation that was a good amount of time. I would have definitely had a better stay if I had rented a car. I was traveling alone so I was really not comfortable walking alone too far by myself. Yes, you can walk into town but you need hiking shoes because some of... More

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Monument, CO
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved how peaceful this lodge was! Super close to quaint monteverde but off the beaten path so it felt totally private when you were there. Views were spectacular as each room has a deck (if on upper level- house closer to reception would have best views )! Bird lovers heaven. Rooms are simple- cabin like and perfect for this... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three days at the Cala Lodge and found it to be a very peaceful retreat, which attracts birds. The owner, Francisco took us on a birding tour, where we saw the male and femal quetzals! The staff were very accomodating and the small kitchen allowed us to also prepare food. It was beautiful lodging, with a large... More

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83 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cala Lodge was built on three acres of property or 1.2 hectares of forest right next to the world renowned Children’s Eternal Rain Forest which has an area of 52.800 acres and it is the largest private reserve of Central America. What I really love about this place is that even though it is a short walk from town, it’s... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are elderly S Africans .In terms of value for money it was far better than anything else we experienced in Costa Rica .The lodge is very well located in the forest but within 10 or so minutes walking of most of the attractions in the town.The accommodation is spacious,we had a suite,quiet,and comfortable.The owners are most... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights at Cala Lodge and left loving the experience. This is a great escape run by a lovely couple who work very very hard to accommodate every need. In fact it's worth going just to meet them. If you are a birder (which I'm not), or "a ticker" which is a birder's birder then this is the... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the breakfast room and common deck, especially watching the colorful birds feasting at the fruit feeder. Jossie at the front desk was extremely helpful and kind, setting us up with a wonderful naturalist tour of the cloud forest, recommending the nearby butterfly garden--an interesting place within walking distance--helping us change our coffee tour to the afternoon so... More

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Also Known As:
Cala Hotel Monteverde
Cala Hotel
Cala Lodge Costa Rica/Monteverde
Address: Cerro Plano, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #7 of 45 Specialty lodging in Monteverde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cala Lodge 3*
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