Chayote Lodge lays in the outskirts of the mountainous central valley, located only 45 minutes away from San Jose Airport in Llano Bonito de Naranjo, and 1500 meters above sea level in the cloud forest. It boasts 12 spacious bungalows. Each features a private terrace with breathtaking views of Poas, Barva, and Irazu Volcanos, as well as the Central Valley and the Nicoya Gulf in the Pacific Ocean, which can be seen on a clear day.
Inspired by the rich coffee culture of the region, each nook of the property resembles a piece of the coffee picker’s story and their lifestyle. Moreover, Chayote Lodge’s architecture and design integrates the most noteworthy elements of the coffee culture. For instance, the bungalows will resemble the traditional Coffee Receiving Stations known locally as “Recibidores”.
Surrounded by coffee fields, green pastures, and a rich agricultural environment, the area depicts the best of a simple, yet enriching, Costa Rican tradition. Its strategic location, right in the middle of Costa Rica, is a perfect gateway to discover different national parks, waterfalls, coffee fields, rural villages, and local artisans. It also affords the opportunity to enjoy the local lifestyle by visiting homes, gardens and city parks within the vicinity
Inspired by traditional Coffee Receiving Stations - Recibidores de café – each of our eleven Recidibor Suites boasts amazing views to Costa Rica’s Central Valley, four volcanos, coffee plantations and cloud forest. The 570 sq. feet of space is designed and decorated to provide a unique experience highlighting our very own Costa Rican architecture and rural decoration. Seven suites feature an imported king size bed and four offer two queen beds.
The one and only Doña Gladys Suite is our own crown jewel. The 1185 sq. feet of beautiful space provides the ambiance to enjoy a unique time by the forest. Set in the middle of the cloud forest, it boasts a large outdoor private deck, with a daybed, to truly relax and reconnect. Each nook of our Forest Suite boasts the details to make your time a most memorable one.