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Poas Volcano Lodge

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We loved the farm to table food. Excellente! The cabins are very nice and it was a really good workout to go on the trails. We were disappointed to hear that we couldn't visit Poas and think it would be honest to post this on the website. We saved up for 13 years to pay for this trip, and it is one of the main things we wanted to go to.

One of the best hotels in Costa Rica, we stayed one night with a 2 and a 7 year old, and we had a great time! Thank you!

What can I say? Great location, staff, property, resraurant. The best stay of my trip so far!

The Poas Volcano Lodge exceeded our expectations! My boyfriend and I loved the cloud forest trails on the lodge property. The breakfast was delicious as was dinner. The staff was very helpful with transportation and setting up tours in the area. The owner of the lodge was very welcoming and always made sure we were enjoying our stay. This was our first time in Costa Rica and I am glad we stayed at the Poas Volcano Lodge.

This was my second visit to Poas Volcano Lodge. It's location is remote and at the top of a very long winding twisting road. The staff is very friendly and helpful. On this occasion we stayed in one of the bungalows located at the highest point on the property. The views are absolutely stunning but the room wasn't as nice as one we had stayed in previously. It was quite dated and wasn't as clean as I would expect a hotel room to be. The grounds are beautiful with many hiking trails and always a great view of Arenal. I would recommend this hotel to those who are visiting for the surroundings and not for amenities of the hotel. If you are looking for a spa like atmosphere with 4 star treatment.......look elsewhere.

The very good: wonderful staff, amenities in the lodge, delicious breakfast, walking trails, proximity to Poas, charming decor, and extras such as strawberries on arrival, turndown chocolates, hot water bottle in the bed, and in-room coffee and tea. The not good: toilet and shower plumbing in our garden room need major improvement, the fixed-price dinner was adequate but overpriced at $30.

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Poas Volcano Lodge places you 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from La Paz Waterfall Gardens. This 3.5-star hotel has 12 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Colinas del Poas is also close to this Vara Blanca hotel.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 12 rooms feature coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi.

Property features

Poas Volcano Lodge features free WiFi in public areas, an arcade/game room, and a library. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Additional amenities include a terrace, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Lodge Room Garden View Toucanet

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Lodge Room with Garden View Quetzal

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Lodge Room Volcano View Hummingbird

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Lodge Room Volcano View Oriole

King 1 | Sleeps 4