Chayote Lodge


The Coffee Valley

A short way outside San Jose, surrounded by coffee fields, forests and mountains, Chayote Lodge is a fine spot to start or end your discovery of Costa Rica.

11 spacious bungalows are designed to resemble rustic coffee "recibidores", stations you’ll see dotted around the region where farmers drop their bean harvest to be processed, though here they are warmly decorated with locally crafted furniture and enjoy fabulous volcano views from their balconies. For something a little more private, a further suite can be found hidden away in the cloud forest.

Quelites Restaurant sits at the highest point of the property and enjoys views reaching out to the Pacific Ocean. The menu here is seasonal blend of local and international flavours with local produce while the café’s offerings couldn’t be fresher.


At a glance

  • 12 rooms

  • Restaurant

  • Café and bar

  • Yoga deck

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    Coffee tours

    Over 200 years of coffee cultivation culture has led to Naranjo producing n of some of the finest coffees of the world, achieving several world awards for its quality. Learn about all phases of the coffee, from the seed to the cup, as well as its history on a fascinating tour.

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    Forest walks

    A short hike from the lodge extending over 400 hectares of cloud and rain forest, you will find the El Chayote Forest Reserve. A peaceful reservation of primary and secondary forest sheltering abundant wildlife and home to over 150 bird species. A permanent nature and ornithologist tours guide is part of the team in Chayote Lodge and will be pleased to take you to the most inspiring local places.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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