We are 40 minutes from the airport and a great place to start/finish your trip if you are going to or returning from the Coast or the Arenal Volcano Area
A Great Gateway to:
Arenal VolcanoPacific CoastSarapaqui River Rafting Los Angeles Cloud Forest Central Valley Artisan Villages of Sarchi, Naranjo
Chasing the Waterfalls
La Paz Waterfall & GardenCatarata Del Toro Los Chorros
Hiking & Birdwatching
Around the farmPoas Volcano National Park La Paz Waterfall & Garden
Zip Lining & Family Fun
Las Colinas Del PoasZoo Ave
The area is very picturesque, not very touristy and not far from Volcano Poas and La Paz Waterfalls. On our way to the Volcano we saw a sloth hanging from a telegraph wire!! We had a wonderful stay here and would love to go back. ~ Helen M, U.K.
Poas National Park
The big attraction. Make sure to head to Poas early in the morning when it’s clear. While drinking your morning coffee on the Bamboo House deck, you can see if the Volcano is foggy on top. If it’s clear head on up! Once you have seen the volcano crater, take the walk thru the cloud forest to Lake Botos
Ask Jose about the trail up the Volcano slope. The lower section has wonderful views and makes for a lovely morning walk. The upper section is steep and for those who like the challenge of getting “to the top.” You’ll end up at the Altura Hotel.
La Paz Watefall Gardens
A must do!!! La Paz is truly spectacular. If you are up for a fairly strenuous hike, take the waterfall trail. the waterfall views are mind-blowing. The restaurant is also quite good. When we were last at La Paz, there were many big cats rehabilitating as part of their rescue program. The butterfly garden is one of the best in the world
Colinas Del Poas
Zip lining and other adventures! A good day out for the family to do activities like zip lining, picnicking, trout fishing, and canoeing/kayaking on the lake
Beautiful animal rescue center. A great place to see all types of animals and birds and feel good about supporting a rescue organization. The grounds are beautiful
Catarata Del Toro
Costa Rica’s biggest waterfall and a spectacular one as well. Hiking and Rappelling. You can take a short but strenuous hike to the bottom. If you are really bold, with advance reservations, you can take a guided repelling adventure next to the waterfall
The Metal Church of Grecia. After checking out the one of a kind metal church, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to stop for treats. One of our favorites include Nelson’s restaurant or really go local and stop in the Central Market and belly up to one of the many fine local sodas (Lunch counter). Stop at the spectacular Los Chorros waterfalls on the way to Grecia.
Central Valley artisan town. Makes a good combo day trip with Grecia. This is ground zero for decorative Costa Rican Ox Cart and a variety of wooden furniture. Get your Costa Rican rocking chair shipped to the U.S. right from the shop
Nearby Restaurants We Love:
Our favorites restaurant is 20 minutes away. Check if they are doing Wednesday $2 small plates. Great Costa Rica Fusion cuisine.
Visit our Italian friends, Laila and Mauritzio, up the hill and say hello. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the Central Valley.
Restaurante Y Soda La Bomba
For local food that’s tasty and cheap in San Pedro De Poas! 3 blocks north of Catholic Church in the main square and across from the Trinidad del Poas gas station