Enjoy a Stay at the Trogon Lodge on this Charming Property
Trogon Lodge – Overlooking the Cloud Forest
Located in San Gerardo de Dota, the Trogon Lodge is less than two hours from San Jose. Situated in the mountains on a family farm, this amazing lodge is on a property with a crystal clear river cutting across it. The lodge offers charming guest accommodations that each have private baths, heating, and hot water. For very reasonable prices you can find appetizing home-cooked meals at a family-style restaurant. Overlooking the cloud forest and boulder-strewn river, the Trogon Lodge is a relaxing hideaway. The green wooden cabins surround an amazing garden bursting with color and a riot of roses, calla lilies, and geraniums.
Amazing River View
Each cabin at Trogon Lodge boasts two separate rooms with big windows, queen-size beds, and baths with hot showers and rain-forest shower heads. Gas heaters and extra blankets guard against chilly mountain nights. Cabins share verandas allowing you to spend time with other guests and family members. A romantic honeymoon cabin is perched in a secluded spot on the property with a king-size bed and a whirlpool tub with a spectacular panoramic view. Meals are served in a charming family-style restaurant with tree-trunk tables. There is a newly remodeled bar area and a dining terrace with an amazing river view.
Lots of activities are available while staying at this special lodge. Quetzal-watching, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, and a canopy tour are some of the most popular. For days when you are not out exploring, you can relax and enjoy a massage at the new spa at the Trogon Lodge. This is THE place in Costa Rica to see the mythical Quetzal- the holy bird of the Mayans! The highlands of the Talamanca Mountain Range is Costa Rica’s oldest geological formation at over 7000 feet in elevation. Composed of 13 different units for a total of over 200,000 acres, you can find Costa Rica’s largest protected area, the Rio Macho Forest Reserve.
Immense Variety of Flora and Fauna
This unique region is the home to the legendary Quetzal (the Mayan holy bird) which may be seen at all times of the year. Some of the native plant species consists of the Ciprecillo, mountain needle, and blueberry. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, this region’s species include bromeliads, mosses, lichens, ferns, and a myriad of orchids and other colorful flowers like Gesneriads. Besides the mythical quetzal, you can also find Trogons, Cerise Throated Hummingbirds, Silky Flycatchers, Coppery-Headed Emerald Hummingbirds, and the Peg-Billed Finch, all which are endemic and only found in this part of the world. A vacation to the Trogon Lodge is definitely worth a visit to Costa Rica.