Trogon Lodge

Enjoy the Cozy Cabins at this Charming Family Lodge in the Cloud Forest

Under $125
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  • Trogon Lodge Standard Room
  • Trogon Lodge Superior Room
  • Trogon Lodge Lake
  • Trogon Lodge Lounge
  • Trogon Lodge Restaurant
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Trogon Lodge – Overlooking the Cloud Forest

Trogon Lodge QuetzalLocated 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 running through 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 wood cabins are surrounded by amazing lush tropical gardens bursting with color and fragrance with roses, calla lilies, and geraniums.

Amazing River View

Each cabin at Trogon Lodge feature two rooms with large windows, queen-size beds, and baths with hot showers and large rain shower heads. Gas heaters and extra blankets protect you from the cool mountain nights. Cabins have shared verandas allowing you to share your adventures tales with other guests or family. A secluded honeymoon cabin is perched on its own in a special spot overlooking the property with a king-size bed, a whirlpool tub with a amazing panoramic views. Delicious meals are served in a cheerful restaurant with rustic tree-trunk tables. There is a comfortable bar and a dining terrace with spectacular river views.

The Place in Costa Rica to See the Mythical QuetzalTrogon Lodge Bird

Popular activities include Quetzal-spotting, horseback riding, hiking to hidden waterfalls, and touring the rain forest canopy to name just a few. There are so many fun ways to explore the nature’s bounty here!  But if you want to relax try a luxurious massage at our spa. This is THE place in Costa Rica to see the elusive and storied Quetzal- the mythical bird of the Mayans!

Immense Variety of Flora and Fauna


Spanning over 200,000 acres, the Rio Macho Forest Reserve is Costa Rica’s largest protected area, and the Talamanca Mountain Range is Costa Rica’s oldest geological formation. Some of the native plant species consists of the Ciprecillo, mountain needle, and blueberry.  Home to an abundant variety of plants and wildlife, you will see 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 a great place for your wildlife and birdwatching adventures in Costa Rica.

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Hotel Summary

Located just 90 minutes from San Jose, this beautiful Cloud Forest Lodge is a magical enclave that makes you feel like you are in another world. It is also the premiere place in Costa Rica to see the mythic Quetzel. High in the lush Talamanca mountains, the Trogon Lodge offers a tranquil, moderately priced retreat for those looking for some great nature hiking, birdwatching and tropical scenery! Cozy mountain cabins, delicious, home-cooked food, friendly bar and a great spa are waiting for you at the charming Trogon lodge. A great Cloud Forest destination!

Type: Boutique, Nature, Off The Beaten Path

Activity: Birding, Hiking

Facilities: Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Walking / Hiking Trails

Amenities: Private Balcony / Terrace, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer

Services: Concierge

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Standard Rooms

There are 22 standard rooms configured in two-room cabins on the property. 10 rooms are triple and have one queen and one single bed.  8 rooms are for couples or singles and have one queen bed.  4 rooms are quads and have two queen sized beds. All rooms have gas heaters that staff turn in the afternoon and shut off in the morning, Shampoo and soap toiletries, Hair dryer,  dual veranda with rocking chairs to enjoy the jungle garden and river views.

Superior Room

Great for romantic getaways, the lone superior room is perched at the highest point of the property, with spectacular panoramic valley views.  Featuring a king bed, private balcony, large picture windows, bathroom with Jacuzzi, bath toiletries, hair dryer, coffee service and television.  Note:  To get to this romantic aerie, you have to climb steep steps, so it is not suitable for people with walking challenges.

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