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Quelitales Hotel

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 2 reviews
Located in:
Cachi, Cartago
Prices
Starting at $98 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Hotel Quelitales provides luxurious amenities in eco-friendly accommodations located on the fringe of Cachi. Explore the Cloud Forest and all it has to offer from seeing rare wildlife species to touring some of the best coffee plantations in Central America.

Overview

Enjoy your stay at Quelitales Hotel
Enjoy your stay at Quelitales Hotel

For those who want to get away from it all, unwind and experience the mystical, untamed Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Hotel Quelitales is the ideal destination. Cachi is a small mountain town nestled along the banks of Cachi Lake. Tucked away at the end of the road at the edge of Cachi, deep in the Orosi Valley, this upscale, eco-friendly lodge in the Peñas Blancas neighborhood provides seclusion and comfort. They offer guests a way to interact with and experience nature without affecting it. Hotel Quelitales has won awards for their hospitality as well as for being a Green Leader, Gold Level.

The mountains of Cartago are often blanketed in fog, cooling the air. With daytime high temperatures hovering around 82 degrees Fahrenheit and a low around 51 degrees Fahrenheit, there is no need for air conditioning. Coupled with the purposeful omission of a television, visitors have the opportunity to experience a level of serenity and quiet not often found in today’s hectic world. Reconnect with nature and explore the local landscape without distraction.

This birdwatcher’s paradise is high in the mountains near Cartago. The hotel’s gardens provide a home for hundreds of bird species such as Herons, Oropendolas, Euphonias and Tanagers. The stream that flows through the gardens attracts an abundance of wildlife, giving you a chance for an up close and personal look at many species in their natural habitat.

Primitive statues, moss-covered paths strewn with leaves and immense tropical greenery provide the starting point for an extraordinary vacation adventure. Bring a jacket, binoculars and comfortable footwear to take advantage of the trails located in the garden as well as others on the property that wind through the virgin forest. Take a plunge in the private pool at the base of the Doña Ana waterfall on the grounds.

Restaurant Casa José, Cocina Fusion, in Hotel Quelitales is one of the top traditional Costa Rican restaurants in the county. With an eye toward sustainability, Chef José Alvarez uses fruit and vegetables grown on-site and sources locally farmed meat and produce for farm to table fare with mouth-watering flare. The windows face the valley and lake for unsurpassed mountain views with a superb meal. Breakfast in the restaurant is complimentary for all guests.

Key Features

Stunning waterfall at Quelitales Hotel
Stunning waterfall at Quelitales Hotel
  • Birdwatcher’s paradise
  • Free WiFi
  • World-renowned restaurant Casa José
  • Bordering the Tapantí National Park
  • Breathtaking nature views
Prices
Starting at $98 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Amenities

Bar
Family Friendly
Fan
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Packages Available
Pool
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms
Wi-Fi Internet

Rooms

Cozy room at Quelitales Hotel
Cozy room at Quelitales Hotel

Rooms consist of six suites, two junior suites and three bungalows scattered throughout the wooded property so you will have the privacy you crave, while still being close to the restaurant and activities. Each operates with a low environmental impact. Resembling rustic lodging on the outside, the inside contains modern, luxurious amenities.

From the polished hardwood floors, mini refrigerators and minibars to beds with memory foam mattresses, 100% cotton sheets and WiFi, the accommodations are sure to please. The deluxe beds are heaven after a day of hiking, birding and white water rafting. Local artwork adorns each of the rooms for an authentic Costa Rican feel. Enjoy the forest or mountain views from your private patio or balcony.

Each spacious suite has its own bath and plentiful windows providing an expansive view of the surrounding greenery. To more fully experience the exotic Costa Rican atmosphere, choose one of the two rooms that offer outdoor showers, for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Prices
Starting at $98 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Activities

The hotel prides itself on providing superior personalized service. Stop by the reception desk and ask about the activities available in the surrounding area. It is recommended that you have a car so that you can take advantage of the best the Central Valley has to offer.

In addition to the garden and hiking trails available on the grounds, there are several activities in the area, perfect for day trips.

Tapanti National Park - Grab your pack, tie your boots and explore jungle hiking trails. The two distinct life zones offer the chance to view some of the 260 types of birds, 45 species of mammals and 28 reptile species.

Irazú Volcano - The largest active volcano in Costa Rica contains a lagoon at the top of the massive crater.

Plantation Tours - The Orosi Valley is the heart of the coffee country. Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown in Costa Rica.

Chucaras Hot Springs Estate - Chucaras Hot Springs Estateis located in the foothills of the Irazu Volcano. Taste the coffee and take a dip in the thermal hot springs on the property before moving to your next stop.

Lankester Botanical Gardens - This orchid research facility houses almost 1000 different orchid on their 27-acre property.

White River Rafting - Shoot the Class III and Class IV rapids with customizable adventures throughout the Central Valley.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Central Valley Map
Central Valley Map
Quelitales Hotel is located in the beautiful town of Cachi, Cartago

Rates

Prices Starting at $98 (USD) / night
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Customer Reviews for Quelitales Hotel

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 2 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Linda
From: United States6/7/2010
 
"The Bungalows were beautiful. The employees were the best. I was treated like I was in a 5 star hotel in the US yet I was hidden away in beautiful Costa Rica. I would highly recommend this place to anyone with an adventurous spirit but loving the luxury of a beautiful room with a comfortable bed to come back to at night. Your first adventure will be finding the place but once you do, You will be very glad that you did. "
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: Costa Rica3/27/2010
 
"This place is just beautiful, specially if people want to go for a quite and peaceful environment. I just love to have some time for myself enjoying good reading and such a healthy and delicious food.
Hope you can try it, after all there is nothing better than a cup of green tea next to the waterfall while enjoying my reading!!! Jose is the best!!!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
More than 5
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
Resident of Costa Rica
 

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