My girlfriend and I rented a car and drove from the sleepy capital of San Jose (it was New Year's Eve) to Turrialba. The road was long and twisty and worth it. We found the Guayabo Lodge and were greeted by the owner. He showed us to our room that faced the volcano and the green lush land below. It was such a perfect way to start our CR adventure. The staff was always helpful in getting us our day's activities and accommodated us for dinner in the evenings. We really enjoyed the breakfasts with the triangle cuts of Turrialba cheese. If you drive down, be prepared as the road to the lodge is very bumpy and pot-hole ridden. However, if you go to the Nicoya Peninsula and Arenal, you'll find this is par for the course.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Guayabo Lodge is a 24 room cozy mountain eco-Lodge located in the outskirts of the Turrialba volcano, 2 hours from the airport. Excellent rooms and magnificent views. Enjoy nature, rafting, canopy or hiking, tour the smoking volcano, visit the Guayabo Archaeological Park or the CATIE botanical garden. Our restaurant offers a selected menu of Costa Rican and international dishes, taking advantage of tropical ingredients and creations from Guayabo Lodge Cooking School. Our bar is open every evening and offers a great selection of fruit juices, cocktails, beers and wines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Guayabo Lodge Costa Rica/Turrialba