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Washington State
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Gerardo de Dota is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica - peaceful, with extraordinary opportunities for bird-watching in the cloud forests. Simple, sturdy cabins sit on a ridge with a view over the cloud forests near the Savagre River. Hiking trails on the property and nearby. It was especially helpful to receive lots of trail information before...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights in Cabin B - it was very comfortable and nicely furnished and the heater was needed which was a shock after the Caribbean coast! No luck seeing quetzals - although enjoyed trying to find them ourselves (we didn't hire a guide) - heard but not seen! Saw loads of other birdlife and enjoyed walks in the...

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Peter B, Owner at Quetzal Valley Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for you review, we are all pleased that you enjoyed you visit. Sorry you could not see the Quetzal but with the winds it has been hard this year. Sorry too I could meet you in person but having Liliana and Nelson is a blessing for us as we cannot be there a lot of the time...

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected an extremely basic cabin but it turned out to be very comfortable and in excellent condition. It had a double bed and two singles - we were just two, but it would be fine for a family. The little heater and warm blankets helped with the cold February nights. The view was lovely and the highlight was seeing...

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Peter B, Owner at Quetzal Valley Cabins, responded to this review

Glad you could see the Quetzals, they are getting hard to find these days. Glad you like our cabin and location. Sorry about the mattress, we changed some at the start of the season but did not realize the one in your cabin C was bad. Thanks for letting us know and we have already bought a new one and...

Jermyn, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Rustic individual cabins perched on a steep mountainside overlooking the stunning Savegre River valley. Difficult but rewarding hiking trail(s) on this property. Saw Quetzal(s). Affiliated(sort of) Miriam's café right up the road has typically friendly Tico service and decent food/prices.

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Peter B, Owner at Quetzal Valley Cabins, responded to this review

Thanks George for your very candid and truthful report. Hope others will read it. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to see the Quetzals. Peter

Mena, Arkansas, USA
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went to Quetzal Valley in search of the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, and we were not disappointed. On the second day we sat beside a wild avocado tree near the cabins at 5:00 AM. A pair of Quetzals, as promised, came to feed at 06:20. We were delighted. This was the highlight of our two-week trip to Costa Rica. The...

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Peter B, Owner at Quetzal Valley Cabins, responded to this review

Many Thanks for visiting us. Hope you can come back.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stayed for a weekend in september... and it was amazing! The rustic cabana was fully equipped and it was much more comfortable than we expected. We loved to ignite the iron stove to warm up the place, thankfully the cabana had a vast stockpile of dry wood so we didn't had problem starting and keeping alive the fire. The...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

San Gerardo de Dota is THE PLACE if yo want to see those elusive Quetzals in Costa Rica, especially if you are arriving in off season when the mating is over. I tried my best to see them in Monteverde in July and only managed to see a sleeping female one in the night, despite having two very experienced guides...

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Peter B, Owner at Quetzal Valley Cabins, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you and your lovely family was able to visit us from so far away. We have selected you as Guests of the Year for 2016.

Mountain View, California
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Loved the rustic but confortable cabins. Good location. Nice view. Quiet since it is not too close to the mail road. Nice trails for walks. There are eating establishments close by if you do not wish to cook. I recommend this place.

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Chardon, Ohio
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed in San Gerardo de Dota for one night as part of a larger trip, and it was our only time in the Cloud Forest. Our cabin had a great view of the mountains and foliage. The cabins are wooden, inside and out. They have private bathrooms, a coffee maker, and a space heater (it does get quite cold...

Thank Brian V
Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We visited this peaceful place a few days ago and enjoyed it's natural beauty and quiet surroundings. The cabins where comfortable and the staff was friendly. The temperature is cold at night, but warm during the day.

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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the headwaters of Savegre River (designated as cleanest river in all Middle America by the FAO), the Valle del Quetzal Nature Reserve maintains more than 500 acres (200 ha) under an environmental protection contract with FONOFIFO, most of which is primary Cloud Oak Forest between 2400 and 3000 m elevation (8200 to 10,000 ft). We have nearly mile of exclusive river frontage with excellent Trout fishing, bird watching and natural beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quetzal Valley Cabins

Address: Km 80 on South Interamerican Hwy | 3.5 km down San Gerardo Rd, San Gerardo de Dota 11702, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Gerardo de Dota
Price Range: €45 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“There are a few cabins, but also houses for larger groups. There was a wifi network but it wasn't working at the time.”
 of 5 bubbles 472brianv, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had cabin C and had no complaints other than the shower, perhaps cabin A or B have better functional shower units.”
 of 5 bubbles JulienL346, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 4 has an amazing view.”
 of 5 bubbles EvergreenColumbia, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“If you are not going with and SUV request one of the 2 top cabins or you will be quite far from the parking.”
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 of 5 bubbles Joaquin-StayinCR, 16 Apr 2014 | Read review
“great spot very romantic. Wood burning fireplaces and stoves available.”
  • great location for birding
 of 5 bubbles halphillips2016, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
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