Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • one of the first boutique hotels in Costa Rica

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  • Overview

    Poas Volcano Lodge was one of the first boutique hotels to open in Costa Rica whose government, in 2007, announced plans for it to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021.  Set against the backdrop of a protected sub-tropical cloud forest, this English-owned hideaway has stunning views of Poas Volcano and the northern Caribbean Plains.  Recently renovated this Chic Retreat, which is equidistant from both the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, was designed by one of the best architects in Costa Rica and it demonstrates how modern style and natural materials can work so well together. Most guests stay at Poas Volcano Lodge for 3-4 nights to enjoy and explore the surrounding area and to take a day to relax in front of the fire and soak up the surrounding view and landscape. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the lodge.


    Costa Rica is one of the greenest countries in the world and the cloud forest surrounding the lodge is a nature-lovers paradise full to the brim with a huge variety of hummingbirds, butterflies, orchids and the Resplendent Quetzal.  Poas Volcano is obviously the main attraction and at almost a mile wide, is the largest active crater in the world.  The Cloud Forest Trails are a must if you want to explore and admire the beauty of the land surrounding Poas Volcano Lodge and guided tours of the nearby dairy farm and coffee estate can be arranged.


    Room service is available for light snacks and the Bromelia Restaurant serves a mixture of European and traditional Costa Rican dishes using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. 

  • Facilities

    air conditioning


    car parking

    child friendly




    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

    Nearest airport

    Nearest airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport Distance from nearest airport: 45 minutes

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The 12 rooms and suites at Poas Volcano Lodge are charming.  Some of them have already been refurbished and each has its own charm and character.  Book a Master Suite with a balcony if you can (there are 3 of these) as the views towards Poas Volcano are spectacular.  The other 2 Master Suites have their own outside hot tubs and are just a hop and a skip from the cloud forest.  Whilst they are smaller the 7 en-suite Garden Rooms all have a warm and cosy ambience with stone walls, wood panelling, soft lighting and comfortable beds and furnishings (some sleep up to 4 making them perfect for families).  There is also one room available with wheelchair access.

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    Comfortable and Luxury Rooms

    The eleven comfortable and luxurious rooms, some of which are newly refurbished, each have their own character and individuality. They include six spacious, luxury, master suites with King or Queen beds and elegant en suite bathrooms; three of which have balconies overlooking the sweeping views towards Poas Volcano. The other three master suites have private gardens and are just steps away from the cloud forest.
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    Junior Rooms

    The five Junior Rooms, situated outside the main building, all have a warm and cosy ambience with stone walls, wood panelling, soft lighting and comfortable beds and furnishings. All these Junior Rooms are en suite, with showers or baths and some can accommodate families of up to four people. There is one room available with disability access.
  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Bookings confirmed upon receipt of credit/debit card details via our booking system. Credit Card authorization (Visa, MC or AMEX).

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation within 30 days prior to arrival date will not be charged. Cancellation within 29 days of arrival 25% of full accommodation costs payable. Cancellation within 21 days of arrival 50% of full accommodation costs payable. Cancellation within 15 days of arrival 75% of full accommodation costs payable. Cancellation within 7 days of arrival 100% of full accommodation costs payable. In the event of premature departure the full extent of stay as originally booked and confirmed will be charged. If there is a “no-show”, 100% of the total of the reservation will be charged (even if it hasn’t been prepaid).



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)