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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here! The welcome was warm and we received birding tips right away. And they paid off: we saw the Quetzal and Emerald Toucanets. The surroundings are gorgeous. We had a beautiful view over the valley. Many birds, every day a flock of flycatchers who were amusing to watch. The lodge is basic, but offers all...

Thank ilvyb
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 February 2016

My wife and I arrived JAN 27 and we were jaw dropped with the views of the gorgeous cloud forest, the mountains and mist floating through the valleys. The private transfer through Biotrans (CRTTE) took us about two and a half hours to drive up along the interamericana highway to get to San Gerardo De Dota from Alajuela. When we...

1Thank Julien L
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Our contact, Lilianna, walked us down to our cabin and my jaw dropped. The view from our veranda was amazing: forested slopes off to each side, cumulus clouds far below. It was hard to unpack because we immediately started seeing birds. The cabin itself was rustic splendor, and as outdoors people it suited us perfectly. Lilianna's husband, Alex, took us...

1Thank EvergreenColumbia
Caledonia, Michigan
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Clean,comfortable,all wood cabin with excellent views.Trucha dinner at nearby Miriam's highly recommended.Also,have a cup of coffee (or pizza) with Victor and his dog Danger.Ecxcellent hiking and birding.One of my favorite stops in Costa Rica

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

I owe it to a lot of people on Tripadvisor who provided me with useful and accurate information for this trip. So here is my trip report. I arrived in Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) in Alajuela at past midnight. All was good except that my luggage did not arrive with me. Since i took a connecting flight from the US,...

2Thank Buddieshoppe
San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 July 2015

After backpacking through Central America we got upgraded to the nice cabin with a couch and full kitchen overlooking the cloud forest. Perfect spot if you want to visit the cloud forest and not be in a super touristy place. If you are looking for a cozy cabin close to good hikes and birding but not looking for a 5...

1Thank Ryan R
Nipomo, California
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Spent three nights here as a couple in May and loved it. We had been backpacking around Central America for 2.5 months and this was definitely one of our favorite places. Had one of the bigger cabins and it was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It isn't luxurious but a cozy private cabin in a peaceful area with...

Thank abp1010
San Diego
Reviewed 24 April 2015

I unfortunately was not able to stay here, however, the service I received when considering a booking was exceptional. These are incredibly helpful, kind and honest people and I hope to stay sometime in future!

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Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 April 2015

The past two years I have stayed at Quetzal Valley Cabins in San Gerardo de Dota. As a birdwatcher I could not ask for better accommodations. Outside my door I could easily find almost every highland specialty I wanted. Flame-colored Tanagers and Flame-throated Warblers, Large-footed, Yellow-thighed, and Peg-billed Finches, Black-billed and Ruddy-capped Nightingale Thrushes, and Sooty Robins are only a...

1Thank Craig J
Newmarket, England
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We stayed at Quetzal Valley Cabins for two nights at the end of January. Everybody we met there, Miriam, Liliana, Alex and Nelson were very friendly and helpful, though communication was not always easy as our Spanish is weak/non-existent and though Liliana’s English is reasonable and Alex’s is very good, Miriam and Nelson speak no English. We had the cabin...

2Thank DexterHaven

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the headwaters of Savegre River (designated as cleanest river in all Middle America by the FAO), the Valle del Quetzal Nature Reserve maintains more than 500 acres (200 ha) under an environmental protection contract with FONOFIFO, most of which is primary Cloud Oak Forest between 2400 and 3000 m elevation (8200 to 10,000 ft). We have nearly mile of exclusive river frontage with excellent Trout fishing, bird watching and natural beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quetzal Valley Cabins

Address: Km 80 on South Interamerican Hwy | 3.5 km down San Gerardo Rd, San Gerardo de Dota 11702, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range: $40 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Quetzal Valley Cabins Costa Rica/San Gerardo De Dota
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“There are a few cabins, but also houses for larger groups. There was a wifi network but it wasn't working at the time.”
 of 5 bubbles 472brianv, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had cabin C and had no complaints other than the shower, perhaps cabin A or B have better functional shower units.”
 of 5 bubbles JulienL346, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 4 has an amazing view.”
 of 5 bubbles EvergreenColumbia, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are not going with and SUV request one of the 2 top cabins or you will be quite far from the parking.”
  • View from the terrace
  • Upper cabin
 of 5 bubbles Joaquin-StayinCR, 16 Apr 2014 | Read review
“great spot very romantic. Wood burning fireplaces and stoves available.”
  • great location for birding
 of 5 bubbles halphillips2016, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
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