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Paraíso Quetzal Lodge

Discover the splendor of Costa Rica's cloud forest at Paraíso Quetzal Lodge. Immerse yourself in nature, explore rich trails, and enjoy the sight of the beautiful Quetzal in its natural habitat. Experience traditional Costa Rican cuisine at Restaurant Los Colibríes. Recognized for its efforts in preserving nature, the lodge is a Physis Certified Hotel and Lodge for photographers.

Welcome to the Splendid Paraíso Quetzal Lodge in Costa Rica

Paraíso Quetzal Lodge is a unique destination nestled in the heart of Costa Rica’s rich cloud forest. This lodge is more than just a place to stay; it’s an opportunity to immerse oneself in a special environment, surrounded by the beautiful flora and fauna of Costa Rica. During your stay, you will be immersed in exuberant vegetation and pristine habitat where you will get to know the most intimate secrets of the region.

A Haven for Nature Lovers

At Paraíso Quetzal Lodge, you are not just close to nature; you are in it. The lodge is surrounded by a lush cloud forest, home to a variety of species. The most special of them all is the Quetzal, a beautiful bird that has become a symbol of the lodge. Here, you can enjoy the sight of these splendid birds in their natural habitat, a truly unique experience. An extension of 80 hectares contains a wealth of fascinating and unique flora and fauna. More than 140 species, many of which are unique in Costa Rica, make this place a birdwatcher’s dream.

Preserving the Cloud Forest

Paraíso Quetzal Lodge has managed to respect and safeguard its natural environment, the Cloud Forest. Its varied fauna, especially the quetzal, make this place unique in the world. This effort to preserve nature has been recognized on many occasions with, among others, the National Geographic Certificate, Blue Flag for Ecology, Best Businessman – Consumables, and Hydrographic Basin Recognition.

Furthermore, Paraíso Quetzal Lodge is one of the Physis Certified Hotels and Lodges for photographers, a testament to its commitment to preserving and showcasing the natural beauty of the region.

Stay in Traditional Cabins

The accommodation at Paraíso Quetzal Lodge is designed to enhance your connection with the environment. The cabins are traditional, yet comfortable, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Waking up to the sight of the cloud forest and the sound of the Quetzal is a morning routine you will look forward to. During your stay, you will enjoy our traditional breakfast after the Quetzal Tour early in the morning. In the afternoon, the magical sunset over the calm and quiet valley makes your cabin the best place to rest and drink a cup of coffee.

Restaurant Los Colibríes

The heat of the fireplace and a harmonious environment is the perfect way to savor the traditional and delicious Costa Rican cuisine, cooked on a firewood stove. Enjoy views of the splendid landscape of forests and mountains through the windows of the restaurant, or on the balcony from which you can see hummingbirds feeding in mid-flight! A very special place where our visitors can enjoy direct contact with nature. The restaurant also offers free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Location and Altitude

Paraíso Quetzal is located at marker 70 km on Route 2 South (Cartago – Perez Zeledon), at an altitude of 2,650 meters. The mountainous area of Cerro de la Muerte is located at a height of 2,650 meters. The maximum temperature is 77°F (25°C), the minimum 41°F (5°C).

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