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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here 2 nights to watch birds and man we did! The high altitude makes the trails extra steep and my lungs less full but what a beautiful birds: hummingbirds, resplendent quetzal, tapaculo, thrushes etc etc. The excellent staff took us to the local farmers for resplendent quetzal, a bio-chain to remain, Our recommandable local guide Chris helped us...

1Thank MarijnHoog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are very small separate cabins. They are comfortable but the only heat source is a small portable heater. It is very cold here at night because of the high altitude and the heater is insufficient. The lodge has a nice restaurant. Dress warm there also. They offer a $60/ couple Quetzal tour. They work with local farmers who call...

1Thank Peter S
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a superior cabin with jacuzzi. View out of windows is stunning. Main lodge with eating and common areas is very quaint and you can watch the hummingbirds in the hummingbird garden for a long time. The quetzal tour at 5:30am is a must! The guide was great and they go to some farms where the farmers are...

2Thank snorkelerNan
Fareham, UK
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It is very beautiful here but I have one reservation. If I stayed again I would prefer a superior room. I found the standard room claustrophobic (probably says more about me than the room) and when it rained for the best part of a day the rain on the roof overnight did not add too the ambience. Staff are lovely,...

Thank trevorc28
Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Paraiso Quetzal Lodge has an authentic feel to it that is hard to find in other hotels. It could be the rustic yet charming wood cabins, the incredibly friendly and accommodating staff that treated us like family, or maybe just the incredible scenic beauty of the area. We stayed two nights in one of the "superior" rooms and the views...

Thank Andres Q
Aichelberg, Germany
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A lot was written so far in other reviews about the cold nights, the beautiful location and the spacious superiour bungalows with jacuzzi and small bathroonms and about the basic but good food. We agree with these statements! Our "excellent" must be seen in relation to the fact that this is a lodge high up in the mountains and not...

1Thank Michael O
Owen Sound, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife & I enjoyed a three visit recently at the Paraiso Quetzal Lodge, our first visit to this location. The location is wonderful - we had a great view from standard room #8 - the food was amazing, the quetzal tours interesting & fun - we saw 5 quetzals on our first tour and went back the next day...

1Thank Rob C
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We felt like a coffee as we drove toward the Hotel Savegre and decided to stop at the Paraiso de Quetzal. What a great surprise! Next time we will stay here and not travel all the way down to the Hotel Savegre. Other Tico friends told us to stay here on our next visit. The hummingbirds that came to the...

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 30 November 2016

What a special little place this was. Quaint, oozing charm and managed with typical costa rican hospitality. Food was good, the typical tico breakfast was delicious and a great way to start off the day. So quiet and peaceful, so many birds up close and the icing on the cake having the opportunity to photogaph and enjoy seeing both male...

1Thank Brickmoir
Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I operate a bird photography tour company and we visit this lodge every year. It is always the highlight of the trip for our groups. Jorge and his staff go out of their way to make sure that all of your needs are taken care of. The food is excellent, the lodging is clean, rustic and comfortable and the views...

Thank Hemmings2016

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Paraiso Quetzal Lodge

Address: Cerro de la Muerte, Ruta 2 Sur km 70, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range: $137 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paraiso Quetzal Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“ask for good views or cloeser to the reception/restaurant if you walk less easy”
 of 5 bubbles MarijnHoog, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“go for superior”
 of 5 bubbles trevorc28, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Take the superiour bungalow with jacuzzi, it's worth!”
 of 5 bubbles 287MichaelO, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We did not stay at the hotel, only the restaurant but that impressed us”
 of 5 bubbles 939kenp, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Standard room especially #2 is closer to the dining and hummingbird deck.”
 of 5 bubbles EdwardLai, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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