Chayote Lodge lays in the outskirts of the mountainous central valley area in Llano Bonito de Naranjo. Located just 45 minutes away from the San Jose, SJO, International Airport it is an ideal location for a restaurant and hotel.
In the cloud forest 1500 meters above sea level, the property boasts 12 spacious bungalows. Each features a private terrace with breathtaking views of sunrise and sunsets over Poas, Barva, and Irazu Volcanos. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful evening looking out over the entire Central Valley city lights. On a clear day, you can see the entire Nicoya Gulf of the Pacific Ocean.
Inspired by the rich coffee culture of the region, each nook of the property resembles a piece of the coffee picker’s story and their lifestyle. Moreover, Chayote Lodge’s architecture and design integrate the most noteworthy elements of the coffee culture. For instance, the bungalows resemble the traditional coffee receiving stations known locally as “Recibidores”.
Surrounded by coffee fields, green pastures, and a rich agricultural environment, the area depicts the best of a simple, yet enriching, Costa Rican tradition. Its strategic location, right in the middle of Costa Rica, is a perfect gateway to discover different national parks, waterfalls, coffee fields, rural villages, and local artisans. It allows visitors to enjoy the local lifestyle through an authentic experience, visiting homes, businesses, gardens, and city parks within the vicinity.
This property attracts food enthusiasts from the local community and travelers. This unique feature has made Chayote Lodge a fulfilling business since it does not rely on funds only from the tourist season. Locals make their way up the beautiful hillside to enjoy romantic meals and share birthdays, anniversaries, and other family celebrations throughout the year.
This is a business with room to grow that entices the imagination. The property includes a home, a 5,000 square meter vegetable garden, and a third of the property has wooded areas. The forest features a quaint yoga deck and pond and would allow expansion for other business services like a spa, meditation center, walking trails, and nature sanctuaries.
This is an ideal location for someone who enjoys culinary arts. The restaurant, boasting amazing views of the Central Valley and lush green coffee fields, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Multiple settings are provided, from the al-fresco breakfast terrace to the cozy fireplace lounge, to the main dining room and locally inspired bar. The culinary offerings celebrate Costa Rican local cuisine also incorporating international dishes. There is ample space to enhance the farm-to-table experience. It has been highly reviewed by European tourists and has been referred to by the Swiss Travel Agency.