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Santa Maria Volcano Lodge

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.4 / 5Excellent
17 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Church of La Ermita La Agonia
    42 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Miravalles Volcano
    50 min drive
  • Airport
    Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)
    57 min drive

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    About this area


    Santa Maria Volcano Lodge is located in Guayabo. Church of La Ermita La Agonia is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park and Liberia Parque Central.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Church of La Ermita La Agonia - 42 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Liberia Parque Central - 43 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Africa Mía - 45 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Miravalles Volcano - 50 min drive

    Getting around

    • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 57 min drive

    About this property

    Santa Maria Volcano Lodge

    This lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a lazy river. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a meeting room, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance are onsite. Rooms offer ceiling fans and showers.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Area shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 8 for adults and USD 8 for children
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar

    Things to do

    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Horse riding/rentals

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities
    • Lazy river

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden

    Room amenities


    • Ceiling fan


    • Shower


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent


    This was the perfect place for us to stay. It was quiet and remote with tons of birds to see. We saw a toucan outside our cabin. The service is excellent. The food was great and the menu was broad enough that we had something new every night. We stayed for three nights and explored the area. Its easy to find. The shorter road that is listed as 4x4 could be done in a car if the water crossings are not flooded which would be hard because they are very small. The road is marked once you get out of town. They are few turn offs and hard to get lost. The road is a one lane dirt track but we only saw one other care in 45 minutes. Cabins where comfortable to stay in. You should bring bug spray as it is the rain forest and it is a cabin.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

    Great stay! Quiet with a jungle feel

    We had a great stay at Santa Maria Volcano Lodge. The cabins are really comfortable, situated a bit off the road. There’s a little lake on the property along with a restaurant that’s open for breakfast until dinner. The Lodge will help you arrange hikes in the national park or horseback riding tours, unfortunately we only stayed one night. Of you come by car make sure you take the road from directly east that starts at Aguas Claras. Its much faster and much smoother than the road from the south (coming from Liberia). Would definitely come back:)

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

    4/5 Good

    Access is via a 16 km very bumpy and stones road and it takes 40 minutes. Great staff and good cabina. Fantastic grounds and gardens. Good freshly cooked food but not many choices.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

    4/5 Good

    Rustic and Quaint

    We chose this because of the affordable price and great location It really is a rustic but quaint atmosphere and would be a step up from camping...not to be compared with a hotel. Hard, thin mattresses, cold water and not an entirely "bug resistant" dwelling. No fridge or Wi-Fi in the cabins. With the right expectations, you will enjoy your stay

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

    4/5 Good

    Overall Positive Experience

    Be prepared for 14 kilometers of a really bad road. We enjoyed our stay at Santa Maria Volcano Lodge but we were ready for a rustic place at the remote location. If you are not used to Costa Rica's roads or if you are looking for comfort - you might not enjoy it as much. Positives: surprisingly good food, super cheap. Turn offs: 14 kilometers of a super bad road (even with 4x4), need a flash light to get out of a cabin. Mosquito net would be a great addition to the room. :) Overall: for the money, it was great!

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

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