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Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca

4-star4 stars
20 min from Poas Volcano National ParkAlajuela, Vara BlancaHerediaCosta Rica

4-star hotel with spa, near La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Our first experience in Costa Rica was one that will last a lifetime! From the moment we…Jan 14, 2018
  • Very nice stay at Peace Lodge. Nice accommodations, wonderful staff, and beautiful…Jan 9, 2018
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Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca

from $326
  • Standard Room, Fireplace, Mountain View
  • Deluxe Room, Fireplace, Mountain View
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Fireplace, Mountain View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Fireplace, Mountain View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 18 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 2003
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Sofa bed
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Ventanas Verdes Spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Poas Volcano - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

Colibries - This restaurant serves lunch only.

Big Trout Bar - This restaurant serves lunch only.

Vista Poas - This restaurant serves dinner only.

Awards and affiliations

  • Peace Lodge is listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.
  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca’s small print

Also known as

  • Peace Lodge
  • Peace Lodge Vara Blanca
  • Peace Vara Blanca


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CRC 5000 and CRC 15000 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 40000 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca


  • In a national park
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Colinas del Poas - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km
  • Poas Volcano National Park - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Doka Estate - 14.2 mi / 22.8 km
  • Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • Alajuela Cathedral - 16.1 mi / 25.9 km
  • Central Park - 16.1 mi / 26 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 40 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Heredia Station - 47 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 47 min drive
  • Heredia Miraflores Station - 51 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 149 reviews

Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Gorgeous room, wonderful natural park
Wonderful experience from start to finish—from the courteous check in to the absolutely gorgeous room and balcony—loved the little frog handles on the indoor shower and balcony spa, waterfall wall inside the bathroom next to the indoor tub. Highly recommend the La Paz Waterfall Gardens (access included with room)—feeding hummingbirds (hold small feeder in your hand), nocturnal frog tour, and so much more. Very well designed park.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
This place is incredible. Pictures don’t give this place and it’s adjoining waterfall garden any justice. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean, it smelled like calming essential oils, and the view was magnificent. As a solo travel, there was so so much to do at this particular hotel, from seeing different wildlife and eating great food! My flight was really early in the morning before breakfast was served so they packed a little breakfast bag for me to go!
Joshua, us1 night trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Beautiful place, fantastic service.
A Traveler, us2 night family trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
A little piece of heaven
Beautiful resort, knowlegeable staff always ready to enrich your experience. No need to leave once there. Many things to see and do.
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Wowed by the beautiful grounds & service.
WOW! Peace Lodge is incredible. we did not realize the La Paz waterfall gardens were on the hotel grounds as well as animal sanctuaries, observatories, and gorgeous landscaping. My husband and I were already planning to visit La Paz and pay the entry fee. So, we were pleasantly surprised to learn that we were able to roam the ground and visit the waterfall gardens for no additional costs. We only ate dinner once at the resort - pricey, but delicious. The hotel staff was incredible.... by far the best in Costa Rica, much better than 4 star resorts i have stated in States side as well.
Amy, us3 night romance trip

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Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca

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