Buena Vista Lodge is located on the outskirts of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in the Guanacaste Province, 31 kms, 20 miles from Liberia and about one hour from the International airport in Liberia [LIR]. You can arrive at Buena Vista Lodge in whichever kind of vehicle, from a sedan to a motor-coach!
Why Stay Here
The property is between 400 and 1200 meters above sea level, bordering the Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Offering to visitors extensive areas of private reserve forest that borders the forest of the national park. From the lodge you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Guanacaste plains, the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and the Papagayo Gulf with its impressive sunsets.
When looking for a beautiful mountain hotel in the Guanacaste region, Buena Vista Lodge is the best option. Buena Vista Lodge, with its stunning views, comfortable rooms and excellent service is a superb place to relax and enjoy the wide range of activities that they have to offer. The climate varies from month to month. Located only 40 kms, 25 miles from the coast and you can already appreciate the diverse microclimates.
Your visit to Buena Vista Lodge will be a magnificent experience that you will never forget. Since 1991 Buena Vista Lodge has offered its great service and hospitality in the traditional Guanacaste style of a rustic hacienda ambiance. Situated in a mountainous zone in which we are able to protect and maintain the native wildlife.
Its whole reserve is 2000 acres, of which 1400 acres are destined for reforestation and the remaining 600 acres are used as cow pastures which supply the hotel with 50% of the meat, milk, fruits and vegetables.
- Laundry service
- Wake up calls
- Security guards
- Spa Services
- Free Internet
- Paramedic service
- For the enjoying of national and international liquors, cocktails and natural drinks, they offer three friendly bars with surprising views where you can enjoy national and international liquors.
- Conference Center for meetings or any other kind of event
- Photograph Service for Adventure Tours and Special Events
- Wedding planners
- Fax and telephone service
80 comfortable rooms, constructed in wood and stone, each one with a private bath and hot shower.
Each room has a private bathroom, hot water and a fan. The hotel is situated 700 meters above sea level which means the climate is fresh almost all year round, making the use of air conditioning unnecessary. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms. Rooms that boast a wooden structure are better suited to add extra beds, due to the additional space they offer.
Restaurants, Lounges & Bars
Where ingredients go straight from the farm to your dish for those who crave just-plucked-off-the-vine tomatoes or leafy greens growing in the organic garden of the lodge. Most of the restaurant ingredients are grown in the property flush with fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The chefs are committed to a locavore philosophy in order to serve true farm-to-table cuisine to the visitors.
The restaurants have been awarded with 4 levels for sustainable Costa Rican cuisine by the Costa Rican Tourism Board [ICT] for the well practice of this philosophy among other aspects. Guests are encouraged to take the Eco Farm Organic Tour to learn more.
Guests will feel like they are feasting in a forest. This restaurant surrounds diners with nature`s bounty to provide a unique ambiance. El Horcn is located near the reception area and has seating for 90 people. The menu here boasts the best of Costa Rican fare and international flavors spread out on a buffet where guests can eat to their heart`s content. A snack menu is also available.
Schedule: Breakfast 6:30 a.m. 9:00 am Lunch 11:00 pm - 2:00 pm Dinner 6:30 pm 8:00 pm.
La Montana Restaurant
The Guanacaste vibe here is palpable. Traditional costal culture can be seen throughout the restaurant from old kitchen utensils to the clothing used by the waiters. This is a place where guest can savor local creole cuisine and get a feel for the flavor of the region. Located near the mountain primary forest and 100 meters from our water slide, this restaurant offers 2 main dining rooms.
Schedule: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Coati Bar and Restaurant
Located close to the reception area. It offers a casual ambiance in a traditional ranch setting. This is the only dining facility with a television. Guests can enjoy the indigenous decor, board games, an extensive beverage menu and snack options.
Schedule: Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to9:00 a.m. Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bar: 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
El Mirador Bar and Restaurant
Restaurant service is only available for special or private events. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset because its position 500 meters away from the reception area leads you to a breathtaking lookout point. Guests can admire the Papagayo gulf, Santa Elena bay and the Guanacaste prairie. Grab a beer or refreshing fruit drink and watch the birds find their final roost for the evening. This tropical themed restaurant is great for special lunches or dinners for incentive groups, corporate events, weddings or retreats.
Schedule: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Snack area: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The space is surround for a robust strangler fig tree which creates a natural umbrella for the swimming pools.
Schedule: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This restaurant offers seating for 24 people at natural stone and wood tables were they can sample an array of coffee based beverages, smoothies, refreshing fruit drinks and a snack menu. Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This bar offer a variety of cocktails made from exotic fruits from the area and the best labels of national and international liquors. Schedule: 07:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Entertainment & Activities
There are various options, so you will be able to get to know and appreciate the tropical humid forest`s nature and wildlife. You can hike through the trails, ride horses, explore the waterfalls, relax in the hot spring spa, travel above the canopy on zip lines as well as in hanging bridges; or slide through the forest in its 425 meters water slide.
- Business Center
- Coffee Shop
- Complimentary Coffee
- Concierge Desk
- Conference Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Parking
- Full Breakfast
- Guest Activity Desk (+)
- Handicap Services
- Horseback Riding (+)
- Indoor Pool
- Kids Stay Free (Based on Age)
- Lake View
- Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
- Lounge/Bar (+)
- Massage Therapist (+)
- Mountain View
- Restaurant (+)
- Sauna (+)
- Shopping (+)
- Spa Services (+)
- Swimming Pool
- Theme Pool
- Wake-Up Service
- Wedding Services (+)
- Wheelchair Access
- Wireless Internet
- Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply