El Trogon Lodge

San Gerardo de Dota


  • San Gerado de Dota (Cerro de la Muerte), 85km SE of San Jose
  • Full Board

85kms south east of San Jose and at an altitude of 7,000 ft, this is the perfect location from which to explore this area, the natural habitat for an immense diversity of flora and fauna. The resplendent Quetzal remains here year round. These highlands are Costa Rica's largest protected area (95,000 hectares). The Cipresillo oak, mountain nettle and blueberry are all endemic to this area. There are hundreds of bromeliads, mosses, ferns and orchids. Birds abound, with trogons, fly catchers, humming birds and finches much in evidence.

The lodge has twenty-two heated, rustic but comfortable rooms, all with private bathrooms (shower). The new junior suite enjoys complete privacy set high up above the estate with a balcony and Jacuzzi. Room service is available upon request. This lodge would not be suitable for those with walking difficulties as there are a lot of steps. There is a homely restaurant serving delicious home cooked meals. There are three walking trails to suit all fitness levels. There is also a canopy tour at the property. Horse-riding is also available at a supplement. It tends to be very cold at night  here so several layers of clothing may be required. Magical!