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Origins Lodge: the luxury Eco-Lodge

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Peaceful and private, it’s hard not to relax and enjoy each other’s company while staying at Origins, an epic eco-lodge perched in the upper valley of the Alajuela rainforest and near a dormant volcano. Waking up in one of the six lodge-style bedrooms or in an expansive three-bedroom villa, you will hear a symphony of nature similar to a spa soundtrack, with howling monkeys and singing birds.

The lodges themselves are covered in dreamy moss-covered roofs and surrounded by lush greenery including the beautiful flowering plant heliconia, also known as lobster claws. Each lodge has its own spacious terrace and an adjoining outdoor fireplace that heats a private hot tub. Large Adirondack style chairs and a comfy leather lounge chair, plus the indoor canopy bed that overlooks it all, are great for lounging around and amplifying the romance factor.

Away from your private retreat, the property is centered around a functional communal and gathering space, supported by tall tree trunks, which also serves as a cocktail lounge, dining room, and pool house for the pool area. adjoining overflow and offers stunning views over the valley below. Here, card games, puzzles, and games like Scrabble, Pictionary and Jenga are a perfect match for a cocktail party and a quiet night cuddling next to each other.

During your stay, Origins’ attentive team will treat you like family and create a personalized experience for you on and off the property. This could include treks in the rainforest or caverns, scenic horseback rides, or creating a full spa and wellness program, not to mention a lot of gourmet fare. Seriously, the house’s renowned chef prepares some of the most innovative creations you’ll ever enjoy. In the gift shop, you can take a part of this paradise home by purchasing exclusively designed jewelry, locally inspired artwork, clothing, exquisite decor and other items that support indigenous communities. and local artists. Rooms start at $ 696 / night.


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