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Starting at $118 (USD) / night

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is a home away from home. This environmentally friendly lodge offers plenty to do for kids and adults alike and will have you wondering if you ever want to leave the beautiful parks, forest and mountains of the region.


Amazing view from Dantica Lodge
Amazing view from Dantica Lodge

Situated in picturesque San Gerado de Dota, Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is the brainchild of Maria Luisa Castro Fernández, a Colombian textile designer, and Joost Wilms, a Dutch tropical ecologist. Together they created a sustainable eco lodge that provides adventure for guests while respecting the surrounding nature.

The lodge offers several unique experienced, including a beautiful art gallery for guests to browse seven days a week. Three rooms are filled to the brim with breathtaking indigenous art and handicrafts from Costa Rica, Argentina, Guatemala and several other Latin-American countries. The gallery displays everything from jewelry to furniture and is as educational as it is beautiful.

If you are traveling with children, you can't miss a visit to the lodge's playground. Kids love visiting the open-air play space, complete with swings, monkey bars, a large trampoline and climbing tires. Reception also keeps a collection of indoor toys for guests to use during their stay.

When you're ready to grab a bite to eat, do it at Le Tapir, the resort's on-site restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Tapir features homemade pasta adorned with fresh organic herbs grown on-site. Other options include pancakes, oatmeal, and other traditional foods with a Costa Rican twist. Breakfast is included with your stay, and the restaurant's glass architecture provides the perfect spot to search for hummingbirds as you eat.

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge offers a variety of other services for its guests. Wireless internet is available in each bungalow or at the front desk, and if you are staying in a bungalow deeper into the forest, staff members will carry your luggage for you. Other services include lunch packages, laundry service and transportation to and from local attractions.

Key Features

In search of magnificent Quetzal
In search of magnificent Quetzal
  • Located in the Upper Montane Cloud Forest.
  • Valley full of Quetzals
  • Bungalows offer a spectacular view
  • Ecological chimney working on ethanol
  • Jacuzzi tub with solar heated water
  • Biodegradable soaps and shampoos
Starting at $118 (USD) / night


Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Packages Available
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Smoke Free Rooms
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge
The Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is situated high in the mountains of the Talamanca mountain range, at an altitude of 2. 600 meters above sea level, in the middle of the Upper Montane Cloud Forest.


Dantica Lodge bungalow
Dantica Lodge bungalow

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge features six types of bungalows and suites for its guests.

Superior Bungalow - The Superior Bungalow is available with one or two bedrooms and provides a comfortable sitting area, Jacuzzi-shower combination and a private terrace with a view of the mountains. The two-bedrooms also have an additional bathroom with a single shower.

Quetzal Bungalows - The Quetzal Bungalows provide a king bed and a private terrace that overlooks the forest and mountains and leads directly to the garden and forest trails. These bungalows offer a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower as well as a comfortable sitting area.

Forest Bungalows - Forest Bungalows also provide a large private terrace that gives you an excellent view of the forest beyond. These bungalows include queen beds and a couch, table and chairs.

Standard bungalow - Guests who like the idea of more space than a standard room but who still want to stick to a budget can choose a standard bungalow. These accommodations offer a queen bed and small garden when you step outside the front of the bungalow.

Junior Suites - Junior suites offer a single bedroom with a queen bed, a living area with a couch and table and a Jacuzzi with a separate shower. Private terraces and gardens with views of the mountain are standard.

Master Suites - Master suites also include a bedroom but are equipped with a king bed. A couch and table provide a comfortable seating area while the Jacuzzi and separate shower are perfect after a long afternoon outside. Mountain views are available from the private terrace and garden.

All accommodations at the resort include a wide variety of other amenities as well. Ecological chimneys that work using ethanol and an air conditioner inverter are common in each room. Biodegradable soaps and shampoos and a hair dryer round out the bathroom, and guests can begin their days with coffee and tea or a snack from the mini-bar while they watch a program on the satellite LCD television.

Starting at $118 (USD) / night


Forest Reserve Tours - The property itself is in a forest reserve and offers several types of tours, including guided quetzal tours and guided flora and fauna tours. Many are included in the price, although some do carry extra fees.

Los Quetzales National Park - The newest National Park in Costa Rica, Los Quetzales features eight trails that offer a variety of lengths and difficulty levels. The park is home to more than 200 bird species as well as tapirs and a range of other animals.

Marino Ballena National Park - If you're interested in a day trip, Marino Ballena National Park is about two and a half hours from the lodge. It's the best place in the area to see dolphins, go whale watching or simply relax on the beach.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
National Park / Reserve Tours
Night Hikes
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

Central Valley Map
Central Valley Map
Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is located in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota


Prices Starting at $118 (USD) / night
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