Pelicano Mountain Lodge

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The Pelicano Mountain Lodge is nestled on a hillside surrounded by nature
Beautifully landscaped grounds at the Pelcano Mountain Lodge
The Pelicano Mountain Lodge offers impressive views of the Talamanca Range
The Lodge offers a pool for adults and a separate pool for children
In addition to the cabanas, a large hostel building with 11 rooms

The Pelicano Mountain Lodge is a place where you will sense the pureness of nature, where the constant singing of birds and the sounds of Chirripo Pacifico River will be your daily company. With the enviable location in San Gerardo de Rivas, the Pelicano Mountain Lodge has impressive views of the Talamanca Range where the most noteworthy peaks, Mount Uran (3660 meters) and Mount Ventisqueros (3812 meters) are the prelude to a pleasant stay.

The Lodge is one of the largest, most beautiful and hospitable in San Gerardo de Rivas. From here you can enjoy different local attractions, such as horseback riding, hiking, and bird watching. In addition to flora and fauna there are hot springs, waterfalls, and tours to Chirripó National Park and the highest peaks in Costa Rica.

The Pelicano Mountain Lodge is owned and run by the Elizondo family, natives to San Gerardo. This family is proudly know in the tourism industry of the Southern Zone of Costa Rica their teamwork in creating an excellent place to turn your stay into a memorable occasion. The Pelicano Mountain Lodge offers comfortable accommodations located on the family farm, in the high hills of San Gerardo de Rivas, surrounded by coffee plantations, forests and exquisite vegetation.

Pelicano Mountain Lodge Accommodations
All guests are accommodated in individual cabanas that are located across the lush property of Pelicano Mountain Lodge.

Ventisqueros Cabana
The name of this cabin comes from its commanding view of Mount Ventisqueros (3812 meters) found in Chirripó National Park. Comfortably equipped with:
• Two rooms
• One Queen sized bed, two twins
• Private Bath
• Hot water
• Mini - Refrigerator
• Coffeemaker

Tirra Cabana
This private cabin is found in the middle of the tranquility and refuge that the beautiful mountains offer. Safe and secure, totally equipped, this cabin will help make your stay in San Gerardo unforgettable. Completely equipped with:
• One Queen sized bed and one bunk bed
• Private Bath
• Hot water
• Bathtub with Hydro Massage
• Mini Refrigerator
• Coffeemaker
• Satellite Television

Casita Cabana
Special for couples that like to rest and have a good time in an atmosphere surrounded by nature and with an extraordinary view of the Talamanca Range. Enjoy this retreat filled with peace and tranquility. Equipped with:
• Telephone
• Queen size bed
• Private Bath
• Hot water

Lookout Cabana
From this private cabin enjoy excellent views. Rest in this cabana feeling completely secure, with all the amenities to help you feel like you are at home and surrounded by nature in the mountains bordering Chirripó. Completely equipped with:
• One Queen sized bed and one bunk bed
• Private Bath
• Hot water
• Bathtub with Hydro Massage
• Mini Refrigerator
• Coffeemaker
• Satellite Television

Dining Options
The Restaurant at Pelicano Mountain Lodge offers a beautiful setting and a wide variety of dishes, where you can enjoy delicious typical Costa Rican meals of both international and vegetarian cuisine. These dishes are prepared with organic produce from the Lodge's greenhouse and from local markets. Enjoy a delicious meal in the tranquil atmosphere in harmony with nature.

The onsite bar offers a wide menu of cocktails and drinks.

Pool
In the pool area at Pelicano Mountain Lodge, enjoy safety for your family, the peace found only in nature and the spectacular scenery of the Talamanca Range. The Lodge offers a pool for adults, a pool for children and a barbecue area. Enjoy the sun in this natural, mountainous setting.

Artwork and the Pelicano Mountain Lodge
The first work created by Don Rafel "Macho" Elizondo was a cricket made of the tiger vine and his works are now are distributed widely in the world. Remaining in his collection are nearly 200 pieces and soon a Cultural Museum will be opened that will house an exposition of these sculptures and other historical objects. In addition the Lodge has space for local artist to display their works and a gift shop with locally handmade souvenirs. This artwork is unique in all of Costa Rica and a source of pride for the community.

Sustanibility and Pelicano Mountain Lodge
The Lodge has implemented controls for sustainability not because it is fashionable, but rather resulting from the commitment with the environment which should be important to all without regard to social condition or place of residence. In 2010 this philosophy enabled the lodge to be awarded the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism (CST) given by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism. This places the Pelicano Mountain Lodge at the forefront of the industry in the region of Pérez Zeledón, being the first business to receive this recognition.

The Lodge implements measures of control in the diverse operations which enables them to achieve a higher quality of service for the tourist while absorbing the impact on the environment and the community. These practices include trash classification, a worm composting program, forest conservation, organic agriculture, the use of biodegradable products and numerous energy saving measures.