If you understand what your getting into, this is a perfect place.... our first day in Costa Rica we drove our rental up to the lodge. Yes, 4wd required. It's easy to get turned around a little on the way, but the drive alone was spectacular.... up & into the clouds through gorgeous small towns, mountains, and forest.
It was more like staying in someone's house on a mountaintop farm... the rooms were rustic & simple, but clean & cute. No spanish may be a problem for some-- we were taken care of buy manager, horseback guide, chef, waiter, etc Fausto-- NO ENGLISH-- not a big deal for us...with a little spanish we managed. He handled everything & well. The green is staggering, you can get lost on walks around the property. Food was excellent.... we did a horse tour the second day in & out of little valleys & clouds.... 3 hours. It was beautiful.
If you want crowds, etc-- go to irazu or arenal-- for off the beaten path, go for this place, its all thats up here -- you'll only encounter a few other tourists & the small local community & the beautiful surroundings. BE ADVISED-- you can't got to the rim @ this time because of the gases, but it really didn't affect our feeling we'd been at the volcano closely at all!
- Also Known As:
- Volcan Turrialba Lodge Costa Rica