Inspired by the authentic coffee culture of the region, each corner of the property resembles a piece of the coffee picker’s story and their lifestyle. Additionally, the bungalows resemble the traditional Coffee Receiving Stations known locally as “Recibidores”. Chayote Lodge’s architecture and design integrates the most significant elements of the coffee culture, enriching Costa Rican tradition.
Chayote Lodge is located in Llano Bonito de Naranjo, in the outskirts of the rural central valley, located only 50 minutes away from San Jose Airport Juan Santamaría. It features 12 large bungalows. They feature a private terrace with an awesome view of Barva, Poas, and Irazu Volcanos, as well as the Central Valley and on clear sunny days, you can see the Nicoya Gulf in the Pacific Ocean.
The main building of the lodge offers a fusion cuisine restaurant, a terrace café, an intimate fireplace and a small bar where guests have the chance to interact with locals and learn more about their traditions.
Besides the beautiful and original architecture the hotel offers, what we love about this accommodation is the privacy and cozy rooms.
Its strategic location is a perfect gateway to discover different national parks like Poás Volcano, La Paz and Bajos del Toro waterfalls, coffee fields, rural communities, local artisans, as well as having the chance to visit local homes in order to share more with the local residents.
Staying here is just a” Pura Vida experience” you can take a short hike from the lodge to El Chayote Forest Reserve where you can find over 400 hectares of cloud forest surrounded by primary and secondary forest, home of abundant wildlife, and more of 150 bird species, special for bird watching lovers.
Our guests can joy optional activities designed to discover an authentic Costa Rican lifestyle and culture. Some of the unique tours and experiences we definitely recommend are: Spend time with coffee producers by visiting a local coffee plantation, visit Naranjo town, the local market, and church and artisan shop, learn more about the coffee culture visiting Espiritu Santo Coffee Tour, Dance with the locals, visit the wonderful Toro Amarillo Waterfall Hike.
If your inspiration to travel is to learn about the country’s culture, history, natural attractions, share with locals, walk into the markets and talk to the people about their lifestyle, then Chayote is a destination not to be miss!
SUITES & BUNGALOWS
This 570 sq. feet suite is designed and decorated to provide an authentic experience highlighting our very own Costa Rican traditions and rural decoration.
Every suite includes a private balcony overlooking the Valley – two sink modern bathroom – imported Danish blankets – WiFi – large safety box -mini fridge –design centric decoration. Seven suites feature a king size bed and four offer two queen beds.
Forest Suite Doña Gladys
This romantic suite is located in the middle of the cloud forest, it offers a large outdoor private deck, with a daybed, to truly relax and reconnect. The 1185 sq. feet of elegant space provides the ambiance to enjoy a unique time by the forest and share the most memorable time together.
The unique Forest Suite includes a King size bed – living space with fireplace and rocking chairs with large glass doors for top views – soaking tub with forest views –outdoor private forest deck– double head shower and sink – large walk-in closet – safety box – high speed Wi-Fi – mini fridge.
Gay – friendly
Wedding & Honeymoon packages available
Updated health policies and best practices as recommended by Costa Rica’s health authorities and the World Health Organization
All year : Dec 15 to Dec 14
Located only 45 minutes away from San Jose Airport in
Llano Bonito de Naranjo
$37 additional per person: Dinner Includes a glass of house wine, beer, soda or natural juice.
Private service from/to International Airport to the hotel at extra charge
Tour desk available
Holistic healing experience