Overlooking the Turrialba Valley, with the magnificent Turrialba Volcano in the background, you will find Guayabo Lodge. This beautiful, light and airy lodge is located 1500 meters above sea level in a lush cloud forest environment. To reach the lodge, which is surrounded by the pastures of a dairy farm, you drive down a pristine private lane. The Lodge is a 2 hour drive from the San Jose Airport, and is ½ hour from the bustling town of Turrialba.
The gracious hospitality will make you feel like you are visiting friends. This, together with the personal touch in and around the lodge, turn it into a special place, as one of our clients wrote: "an enchanted place...a place of joy for every visitor".
The cuisine at the Lodge is extraordinary, prepared only with the freshest locally-produced fruits, vegetables and cheese. Each morning juices are squeezed from a variety of fresh fruits and bread is purchased from the local panaderia. World-renowned Costa Rican coffee is served. A memorable "muy rico" completely homemade dinner will be prepared for you if you desire, or you may drive to one of many nearby quaint restaurants serving savory local dishes.
Considering our guarantee of international quality combined with Costa Rican culture, Guayabo Lodge is unrivaled. The Lodge is at 2 hours drive from the San Jose Airport, and is at half hour distance from the bustling town of Turrialba.
Guayabo Lodgs offers its guests single, double, triple and family rooms (quadruple), each room uniquely decorated.
All 22 rooms have a local flavor, each furnished with unique Central and South American art and exquisite antique furniture. Each has a modern bathroom with abundant hot water generated by solar panels, and the rooms on the second and third floors have balconies with panoramic views.
The breathtaking mountain views include the Cerro Chirripo and the Cerro de la Muerte to the east and the Turrialba Valley and the Talamanca Mountain Range to the south. You will marvel at the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and you will be astonished at the many varieties of exotic birds and plants found in the tropical cloud forest.
The lounge and dining areas are spacious and cozy, with panoramic views of the Turrialba valley. The wooden deck with open kitchen, BBQ and wood oven give the lodge an extra charm. If you are looking for a unique location to have a reception, a special event, or maybe even a seminar, The Guayabo Lodge offers the tranquility and privacy you need.
Facilities and Services
Restaurant area · Various lounges and social areas · BBQ area and outdoor wooden deck · Fireplace · Breakfast Included · Lunch and/or dinner under request · Parking · Taxi service · Tour desk · Customized tour options · Safety deposit box o Handicapped facilities · Solar heated water · Credit card accepted · Laundry options · Ironing service · Luggage storage · Wake-up calls · Wireless internet · Bilingual services · Meeting facilities · Beautiful gardens.
Given the success of the lodge's cuisine, they can now also proudly present our Tropical Cooking School where guests will not only learn how to cook typical Costa Rican dishes, but will also obtain more in-depth information on the ingredients. Through several tour packages, developed together with Costa Rica Tours Ltd, that combine Culture, Culinary Art and Adventure Guayabo Lodge will extend your knowledge and make your stay here unforgettable!
They also offer one-day cooking school options. Ask for them, they are great!
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.