Paraíso Quetzal Lodge has managed to respect and safeguard its natural environment, the Cloud Forest. Its varied fauna, especially the quetzal, make this place unique in the world.
During your stay you will enjoy our traditional breakfast after the Quetzal Tour early in the morning. In the afternoon, the magical sunset over the calm and quiet valley makes your cabin the best place to rest and drink a cup of coffee.
The heat of the fireplace and a harmonious environment is the perfect way to savor the traditional and delicious Costa Rican cuisine, cooked on a firewood stove.
Enjoy views of the splendid landscape of forests and mountains through the windows of the restaurant, or on the balcony from which you can see hummingbirds feeding in mid-flight! A very special place where our visitors can enjoy direct contact with nature.
You will stay in a beautiful cabin built from pine wood, a comfortable and friendly place with spectacular views of the mountains. You can enjoy a natural incomparable environment with two types of accommodation: Standard and Superior.
Zeledonia Trail: With a longitude of 1.5 Km, this route invites you to be immersed in the Cloud Forest, close to a beautiful stream where we can appreciate one of the many great mountain Cyprus trees, approximately one thousand years old.
The energy that you absorb from this moss-covered jungle, rich in bird species, is a unique sensation. Streams with crystalline waters will lead you a scenic waterfall called "Las Bromelias" and from there you continue on to explore this magisterial forest.
Danta Trail: Along a winding 4 Km route, live the experience of immersing yourself in the territory of the Danta (Tapir), a mammal not common and difficult to encounter. However, one may be lucky to find a path, discover its tracks and feel close to a special habitant.
Pausing for a moment and listening carefully, you can hear the beautiful birds moving about amongst the branches, cautiously so as not to alert predators.
Throughout your hike in this primary habitat, more than 600 years old, you will discover ancient oaks surrounded by mystery and cloaked in hanging mosses giving the impression of old beards.
Path of Ferns: Along a mere 700m, you will be astounded by a great number of tree ferns whose origins date back to the prehistoric dinosaurs.
Discover the endemic anthuriums, a species of plant that accentuates our sense of life in this forest.
The Giants Private Reserve: The walk will take you through 4 km of oaks and other centenary trees, unique to Cost Rica. You will cross over the origin of the Parrita River, crystalline streams and the awesome Virginia cascade. During the course of the morning, you will be surrounded by a special tranquility and note the sound of the wind moving through the tops of the tree giants, full of life.
El Caracol Cascade Trail: The visitor will experience the largest waterfall on the Parrita River, crashing down on an immense rock bathed in the purest water and surrounded by exuberant vegetation. The trail takes you through an area of secondary growth in recuperation, rich in diverse flora and avifauna.