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Cañon de la Vieja Lodge

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Located in:
Liberia, Guanacaste
Starting at $60 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Travelers come to Costa Rica for adventure, but most of the time, they must leave their hotels to find it. At Cañon de La Vieja Lodge, you can get your adrenaline rush right on the property. The many activities the hotel offers are balanced by the comfortable rooms and other amenities that can make your stay magical.


Canon de la Vieja Lodge overlooking a canyon
Cañon de la Vieja Lodge overlooking a canyon

Get ready for plenty of thrills when you stay at Cañon de La Vieja Lodge, located in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, near Liberia. The rustic hotel balances comfort and relaxation with adventure to appeal to the interests of almost everyone. Guests can enjoy the lush gardens and countryside, dine at their choice of two restaurants, sip a cocktail near the outdoor pool, and treat themselves to a spa service without ever leaving the hotel.

If you are looking for clean, cozy accommodations, the fifty rooms found at the lodge can meet your high standards. The rooms are situated in small outbuildings that surround the outdoor pool and whirlpool tub. They are convenient to the other amenities and activities found on the property, which means you never have to go too far to find something to do or somewhere to dine.

With two restaurants at Cañon de La Vieja, guests can sample traditional, local fare that features fresh produce grown in the organic garden on the property. Los Almendros features a la carte options at lunch and a buffet service for dinner, while Restaurant Nimbu is where you can find your free breakfast buffet and lunch buffet service. For a light snack and a refreshing cocktail, try Rancho Los Almendros, which is located near the pool.

When you need a break from all that relaxing, you can explore your adventurous options right at the lodge. Horseback riding is available, as is canopy ziplining on the hotel’s own course. With the Colorado River running alongside the property, guests can go rafting and tubing. There is even a rock wall for climbing and rappelling. When you need to rest your tired muscles, you can schedule a treatment at The Green Spa, which has a mud bath to take relaxation to the next level.

With so much to do, you don’t ever have to leave the lodge, but you have plenty of options for tours and excursions at nearby national parks to get closer to the volcanoes and waterfalls that make Costa Rica a tropical paradise. You can also get a taste of the local flavor in Liberia, a town defined by the many ranches that has a feel reminiscent of the Wild West in the US. With so much awaiting you, you should start planning your visit now to Cañon de La Vieja Lodge.

Key Features

White Water Tubing at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge
White Water Tubing at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge
  • 50 Cabins surrounded by Tropical Gardens
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • Jacuzzi
  • Local Activities Include:
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canopy Tours
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Suspension Bridges
Starting at $60 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Hotel near Forest
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Double Room at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge
Double Room at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge

The lodge has fifty comfortable rooms on the property, and each is decorated with a rustic yet comfortable feel. From the tiled floors to the wood furniture, the rooms reflect the beautiful rainforest atmosphere that is just outside the door. Guests can expect amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a private bathroom with warm water and free toiletries, daily housekeeping, and a balcony or patio with sitting area. Safe-deposit boxes can be found at the front desk, and laundry services are also available on site, which can come in handy. The rooms are near the pool, restaurants, and other common areas, and guests can walk to most of the activities that are available on the property.

Single Room – features one double bed and can sleep up to two people; breakfast buffet is included

Double Room – with two double beds, this option can sleep up to four people; breakfast buffet is included.

Starting at $60 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Rafting and Tubing – With a prime location along the Colorado River, the hotel offers both rafting and tubing excursions. Guides lead the way with an attention to safety of all participants, and equipment is provided by the lodge.

Canopy Tour – A zipline course that traverses the river is also located on the property. Get a bird’s eye view of the forest as you test your mettle high above the treetops.

Horseback Riding – The property has a stable with horses, and guides lead guests along trails and across the Guanacaste prairie to get a feel of the life of a Costa Rican cowboy, also known as a sabanero.

Rock Climbing and Rappelling – A natural rock wall, found on the property near the river, is where guests can experience rock climbing with safety in mind. Equipment is provided by the guides at the hotel.

Hiking – Rincon de La Vieja National Park, just a short distance from the lodge, is a prime spot for hiking trails through the rainforest. You can also explore Las Pailas and Cangreja waterfall, which has a turquoise blue pool where you can cool off after your hike.

Birdwatching – On the property and at the nearby national park, you may see some of the many species of tropical birds that inhabit the area.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Rincon de la Vieja Area Map
Rincon de la Vieja Area Map
Cañon de la Vieja Lodge is located 18 km east of Liberia in the foothills of mountains.


Prices Starting at $60 (USD) / night
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