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“A Village away from the Crowds”

August 7th, 2010 • by Sandy Zimmerman

“A Village away from the Crowds”

By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)


The charming

quaint Turrialtico

Lodge is perched

on one of the most


mountain settings

in the village of

Turrialba.   Their open air restaurant is perfect

for the sunny days and summery weather.

At night you can see the lights of the city and the volcano.

Guests have a front seat for the volcano’s eruptions, but don’t

worry because the lodge is a safe distance from the volcano.

At first it looks like a regular mountain, then the excitement

begins and you see nature’s glorious show.

Turrialtico’s decor and “look”

are typically Costa Rican.

With only 18 rooms, the lodge is

not as crowded as the hotels

and you can meet the

other guests.

Walk around the dining room to

see the masks, art objects,

statues, a marimba piano,

and other decorations.

The second floor lounge is a place to relax and look at the view.

The front path leads to some of the rooms while others are

upstairs.  When I

looked out of the

back window

in our

room, I was

surprised to see

the forest behind the lodge.

What a setting for a wedding with the volcano behind you!

Another place to take pictures is their orchard garden.

The Turrialtico Lodge has arranged weddings of up to 100

people with the reception in their restaurant.

Although Turrialba is a small village you will find a lot to do

here.  Some of the outdoor activities are rafting, climbing,

mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, as

well as the coffee plantation tour, and botanical gardens tour.

Breakfast is included and all of the rooms have private bath,

television sets, fan and coffee maker.

The Turrialtico Lodge is located in Turrialba, Costa Rica.













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