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Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca

4.5-star4.5 stars
20 min from Poas Volcano National ParkAlajuela, Vara BlancaHerediaCosta Rica

Luxury lodge with 4 restaurants, near La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great room
Very comfortable
Delicious food
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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From 1,433 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca

from $353
  • 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

What’s around Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca


  • In a national park
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Poas Volcano National Park - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park - 4.6 mi / 7.3 km
  • Colinas del Poas - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Doka Estate - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto - 16 mi / 25.7 km
  • Alajuela Cathedral - 17.3 mi / 27.9 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 52 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 71 min drive
  • San Antonio de Belen Station - 60 min drive
  • Heredia Station - 61 min drive
  • Heredia Miraflores Station - 62 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 cabins
  • 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. Fees may apply. 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

At the property

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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
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 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.


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.

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 171 reviews

Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Paradise in the mountains
Absolutely fantastic spot! Second time we have been here. We got a free upgrade to a bigger room. Food was excellent. Anything you want to do in the area they could arrange. Would go back in a heart beat!!
John, us3 night trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Awesome, loved every minutes of it!!!!!
frances, us1 night trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Wonderful stay at the Peace Lodge
Wonderful stay. From the fast, welcoming and easy check-in with Freddy until we checked out we had a great few night stay. The kids were oohing and ahhing about how "cool" the room was and also were completely entertained by the hummingbird feeder on our balcony. The view was beautiful. The restaurants were delicious and the service was great. The kids (12,14) had a blast exploring the animal refuge and interacting with the wildlife. It really was a great family vacation place and a perfect cap on our Costa Rica visit and we look forward to returning.
daniel, us2 night trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Above and beyond our expectations. Wonderful resort with wonderful staff.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca
Family vacation
Very nice stay at Peace Lodge. Nice accommodations, wonderful staff, and beautiful grounds. I think 2 nights would have been enough time to spend at this resort (we stayed 3). Our children are 4,6, and 8 years. Only complaint was our driver (arranged through Peace Lodge) was 30 mins late picking us up from the airport on arrival so have a contact phone number ready.
nicole, usOther trip

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Peace Lodge, Vara Blanca

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