San Jose to Peace Lodge - Interbus

From San Jose downtown and from San Jose Airport to Peace Lodge, we have Private Services.
We are including some Fantastic Videos of the area as well.

Please find right below complete information. You will be able to make reservations and pay online right away by clicking on the "BOOK NOW" button or if you have questions and comments please send them all by clicking on the "INQUIRE" button.

 

Private VIP Service: (departing any time of your election)

Private Service Rate:

$160 for the service from 1 up to 6 passengers / 1 hour drive

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Service Description: (Private Service San Jose to Peace Lodge)

This is a private service with your own driver and own vehicle door to door. At the time of your election our driver will go to the location of your preference to pick you up from there you will be assisted. If needed we will stop in a restaurant, supermarket or drugstore.

Rate for the service, not person. from 1 up to 6 passengers. Rates vary depending on your drop off location and if the service is operated between 6pm and 6am.

You will be drop off directly at the location of your preference. Advance reservations required

 

 

 

Peace Lodge & Costa Rica Videos

 
 


 

Other Popular Routes from San Jose:

San Jose to Manuel Antonio

San Jose to Jaco

San Jose to Nicoya

San Jose to Puerto Viejo

San Jose to Tamarindo

San Jose Monteverde

San Jose to Santa Teresa

San Jose to Montezuma

San Jose to Papagayo

 

Other Popular Routes from Peace Lodge:

Peace Lodge to San Jose Airport

Peace Lodge to Peace Lodge

Peace Lodge to Jaco

Peace Lodge to Tamarindo

Peace Lodge to Liberia

Peace Lodge to Monteverde

Peace Lodge to Santa Teresa

Peace Lodge to Montezuma

Peace Lodge to Papagayo

 

PEACE LODGE: Snapshot

About The Peace Lodge
 
Located less than one hour from the San José (Juan Santamaria) Airport,  the Peace Lodge is the perfect place to begin or end your vacation.  You  don’t need to spend your first or last day in a city hotel. Please come spend  them in the rain and cloud forest with us and still be close to the airport. We  are also only 20 minutes from the Poás Volcano, another “must see” attraction  in Costa Rica.
 
Capture  the Essence of Costa Rica
 
Welcome  to the Peace lodge, the ultimate awakening of your senses. Here every magical  sight, wondrous smell and sensual touch create irreplaceable memories of a  journey you wish to take again and again. We pride ourselves on offering our guests the most unique luxury  mountain lodge experience in Costa Rica.
 
 Located  on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the  San José International Airport, the award winning Peace  Lodge introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences  celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures  that inhabit this magical environment.    The ultra upscale accommodations are uniquely themed to complement the  inherent beauty of its rain and cloud forest setting and the detailed  architecture exudes a natural elegance and sophistication with every room  boasting a Jacuzzi tub and stone fireplace along with showers that transform  into waterfalls with the turn of a knob.   Picture perfect views of the La Paz River  Valley and the towering Poás Volcano complete the experience.
 

The  Peace Lodge was recently featured on the Travel Channel’s “Honeymoon Hotspots  International” program as one of the eight most romantic honeymoon destinations  in the world outside of the United States.    In  addition to being the best honeymoon rain forest hotel destination, the Peace  Lodge is one of the famous boutique hotels of the Small Distinctive Hotels of Costa  Rica.
 

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park <http://www.waterfallgardens.com/la_paz_waterfall_gardens.php>  was the only privately owned park  to be nominated by the readers of La Nacion Newspaper (the largest newspaper in  Costa Rica) to be one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica”.  The Park has also been featured on the  Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and over twenty International travel and  nature programs.  You will also see the  Peace Lodge and its sister property The Springs Resort & Spa featured as  the Costa Rican Dream vacations on The Wheel of Fortune.
 
 Each and every room boasts a Jacuzzi tub and stone fireplace along with  waterfall showers. From the handcrafted canopy beds and love seats to the  original stained glass and illustrated artwork you will understand the time and  care put into the details of each accommodation. To insure your enjoyment of  the cool mountain weather and view of the forest and Poás Volcano, we built  oversized balconies complete with rocking chairs, hammocks and custom Jacuzzi  tubs. The  luxury boutique hotel  experience continues with your choice of aromatherapy products and  our selection of fine quality linens and robes.
 
 All  guests are welcome to enjoy the park before it opens and after it closes, the  optimal bird watching and wildlife viewing  times. We are a great option as a bird watching  hotel in the greater San José area because the rain forest literally surrounds  the hotel and we have many “hard to see” species visit our feeders. Guided walking tours are  available, but we suggest booking these at the same time you reserve your room.  Guests will be greeted in our new Reception with a postcard view of the La Paz  River Valley. Complimentary internet access is available to all of our guests  in the Reception as well as in the “Las Tucas” lounge.
 
 We  recommend a three-night stay for guests looking to make the most of their nature lodge experience.  Please keep in  mind, as beautiful as we think our rain forest  resort is, we recommend no more than a four night stay, in order for you  to explore other areas of Costa Rica. Guests arriving directly from the airport  will awaken to the sound of the rainforest and waterfalls rather than the city  noise of San José.  The drive from the airport is approximately one hour  and very scenic. We strongly believe we are the  best option if you want a luxury hotel near the San José airport.
 

 For  breakfast guests can either dine on the patio viewing the Poás Volcano or have  their meal served in their room. For lunch guests can choose from our delicious  buffet including rotisserie chicken, hot dogs, pizza and typical Costa Rican  fare in the Colibries Restaurant, rated Four Forks by the ICT or enjoy a la  carte waitress service in our Big Trout Bar. Each afternoon,  guests are invited to the Big Trout Bar to watch the sunset and enjoy a la  carte tapas and freshly made fruit drinks lakeside.
 
 Dinner  becomes an event in our intimate dining room “Vista Poás” and our lounge “Las  Tucas”.  Guests can arrive early for a pre-dinner drink, a game of  backgammon or read from our lending library.


Our region of Costa Rica
 
History of the Area
 
 The heavy rainfall  and cloudy weather of the eastern slopes of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range  do not promote agriculture and for this reason this area was one of the last to  be developed in Costa Rica.  Even today large areas of virgin forest  remain in this region and La Paz Waterfall Gardens  is located between two large national parks, the Poás  Volcano National   Park and the Braulio   Carillo National    Park. We are also located on  the way to Selva Verde Lodge and the Organization for Tropical Studies OTS in  the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica.  The  park is a great tour from the Sarapiquí area of Costa Rica as well as a great  tour from the Arenal Volcano area.
 
We are located on  the northeastern slope of the Poás Volcano on the Caribbean  side of the Continental Divide at an altitude ranging from 4,200 ft. to 5,225  ft. (1,300 m to 1,600 m). This altitude provides us with both cloud and rain  forest vegetation.   Although the summit of Poás Volcano is 8,174 ft.  (2,515 m), the mountain range averages about 6,000 ft (1,850 m) in elevation  and therefore causes the maximum precipitation to occur below us at a level of  about 3,000 ft. (925 m).  In the areas  above 3,000 ft. the weather becomes less rainy and foggier, therefore  establishing a cloud forest environment at altitudes above 4,500 feet (1,400 m).  Most crops, including coffee, cannot survive  in this environment.

Because the land  was of no use for growing cash crops there were no roads built into the area  until 1940 when they discovered that the area was viable for dairy farms.  However, large scale growth in dairy farming  did not occur until the 1960’s when the landowners imported the superior Holstein  milk cows from Madison, Wisconsin. Most of the lush dairy grass is  African in origin and was imported via Brazil in the l800’s.  Because Costa Rica was almost 100%  rainforest for millions of years no native grasses evolved.
 

The road to Waterfall Gardens  and the bridge over the La Paz   River was actually  constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.  This occurred because the Japanese had  invaded Indonesia  and threatened to cut off the world’s supply of quinine from its quinine farms,  which was at that time the only effective cure for malaria.  Quinine is extracted from the bark of the  cinchona tree and Costa Rica  has a variety of cinchona tree that grows in abundance a few kilometers below Waterfall Gardens.   The U.S.  knew that its soldiers would be exposed to malaria in the South Pacific  campaign and tried to start a farm for the Brazilian variety of the cinchona  trees given that its close relative grew there.   A pact was made between the governments and the road and bridge were  built, but the experiment failed because it was found that the bark from the  native Costa Rican cinchona tree did not contain high enough concentrations of  quinine and the area proved to be to wet for the Brazilian variety with higher  quinine content.
 

 

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