Peace Lodge

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Peace Lodge

4.5 star property
Luxury lodge in Vara Blanca with 4 restaurants and spa

9.8/10 Exceptional

380 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
20 min from Poas Volcano National Park, Alajuela, Vara Blanca, Heredia
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk
  • Poas Volcano National Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 69 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 94 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 41 min drive
  • Heredia Station - 48 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 49 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Peace Lodge

Peace Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CRC 40000 per vehicle one way. You can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or aromatherapy, and Poas Volcano, one of 4 restaurants, serves breakfast. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a children's pool are other highlights at this luxurious lodge. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - midnight
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2003
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • LED television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bath
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Ventanas Verdes Spa has 2 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.


Poas Volcano – This restaurant only serves breakfast.
Colibries – This restaurant only serves lunch.
Big Trout Bar – This restaurant only serves lunch.
Vista Poas – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between CRC 5000 and CRC 15000 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 40000 per vehicle (one way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Peace Lodge Vara Blanca
Peace Lodge
Peace Vara Blanca
Peace Lodge Lodge
Peace Lodge Vara Blanca
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the jaguars
Amazing animal rehabilitation park. Loved to see the animals well taken care of… impressed by the huge bathroom with real live plants
2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Costa Rican Disney
First off, the property is beautiful. Absolutely stunning. The service is great and all the staff are very kind and helpful. The animal park on site and the walking trails to the waterfalls are well-kept and enjoyable. I only have two complaints. First off, the bed was extremely uncomfortable. It was rockhard which was disappointing for the rest of the quality of the room which was amazing. I’ve stayed in lots of hotels, and it was probably in the top five worst beds I have ever slept in. My other complaint is how over-the-top the resort is with some things. They’re trying really hard to be a Disneyland type experience for their guest. And that probably works for most people, but for us it was a bit too whitewashed and left a lot of the local culture to be desired. The food was overpriced and not very good, so we mostly drove into the local village to eat and had good experiences there. If you want somewhere safe and “polished” then this is definitely the place for you. But if you want to experience any actual Costa Rican culture, I would encourage you to venture outside of the resort
John, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved our stay here! This place is magical and I was so sad the day we were leaving. My only gripe was that the restaurant food was nothing special for expensive it was, I think for the price dinner and breakfast should have been less bland. However, you do always have the option to leave the resort to eat elsewhere!
Francis, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great hotel with extraordinarily spacious and unique rooms but there were a couple issues you would not expect in this price range. The staff and service was excellent! The parking lot was not very secure. It was along a highway with a circle drive that allowed for cars and trucks to enter at high speeds. Our rental was damaged while unoccupied and parked in the lot which resulted in an unexpected expensive problem. Also, there was no A/C in the room which was a surprise. There was a dehumidifier which helped, but you would expect A/C in this price point.
Leslie, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Magnificent balcony views, friendly staff
Mohammad Abdel, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The beautiful landscape and top notch service made Peace Lodge such an amazing experience. Hiking to the waterfalls is a must while visiting Peace Lodge
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

We really enjoyed our stay. At first we felt a little wave of disappointment when we walked into our room, as you could see right away that the bed mattress was dented into the shapes from many past sleepers, and the rugs looked old and ready for replacement or professional cleaning. But the bathroom was amazing and the staff was very kind and attentive. We did feel for the price, which did not include breakfast or any meals (and they were a bit pricey), that shuttle to/from the airport should have been provided as part of the price, or at least not as expensive as it was. All in all we are very happy that we visited.
Rebecca, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5th anniversary trip
Beautiful room and amazing views! Loved our stay!
Katherine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The upper rooms are fantastic. You almost don't want to leave. The grounds are beautiful with many plants and birds. Areas with birds, frogs, butterflies, snakes and cats let you see species that would be hard to find in the wild. Food great. Wonderful staff. Only drawback was some noise from the road. Want to go back.
William, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One of the most amazing hotels - unique and beautiful. The staff go beyond to make your stay pleasant, the rooms are incredible. Being able to sleep at the foot of a vulcano in the midst of an animal sanctuary is a dream. Only down side is the a la carte breakfast which considering it was more than $65 for three could have been improved.
Gaia, 1-night family trip
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