Accommodations

We partner with Natural Resources in Costa Rica to give every group an individualized and unforgettable experience.  Here you will find brief info on some of our more frequented accommodations.  For more information on your trip, contact trips@friendsoftherainforest.org.

The Don Carlos Hotel

The Don Carlos is a popular landing place for our groups flying into San Jose.  It is a charming hotel in the historical area of San Jose, surrounded by culture and art.  This is a great place for exploring or resting before beginning your trek into the Forest!

 

Cala lodge vibranteCala Lodge

Cala Lodge is situated in Monteverde adjecent to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.  This location is perfect for seeing the sites in Monteverde like CASEM (Cooperativa de Artesanas de Santa Elena y Monteverde), the Bat Jungle, and Bajo del Tigre station of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest.  Cala Lodge also boasts some of the most magnificent porch-side bird watching!

 

 

Pocosol Research StationView of dorm from dining room, Pocosol

 

NOTE: Pocosol Station will be closed for repairs during 2017.  Pocosol is closed to all visitors during this time. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact us. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Pocosol Station provides an unmatched opportunity to get off the beaten tourist track and into the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest.  Located on the Caribbean slope at about 720 meters above sea level, this premontane rainforest is dense and rich with epiphytes and a wide variety of resident and migrant birds, frogs, reptiles, and mammals. The station offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding rainforest and is open year-round to tourists, student groups, and researchers.

San Gerardo Field Station

Get off the beaten tourist path and into the heart of one of the most biodiverse forests on earth! With 7 km of trails through majestic rainforest and magnificent views of the Arenal volcano and Lake Arenal right from the station, San Gerardo is a Costa Rican adventure not to be missed.  San Gerardo Station is a simple, rustic lodge nestled deep in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest (BEN), accessible via a 3.5 km hike from the Santa Elena Reserve.