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Most private room with 2 balconies free breakfast free waterfall tour! breathtaking views, rustic decor! The common area offers natural juices, beer, wine, rhum,cocktails organics/local foods and great movies at night !
Located close to Irazu volcano in the beautiful Orosi Valley. Book tours here!
Private Ensuite Jaguar Room #1 for (2 people) top view lake church waterfall out door hot tub, restaurant down stairs family diners over the fire
Queen size bed, full private bathroom with hot water shower towels and xtra blankets, 2 private balconies
We have lots of info on tours.secret springs .free private trail to free state monument and waterfall !
Amazing views, free breakfast, trail to the waterfall, secret hot springs
library,terrace hammocks, hot jacuzzi tub, fireplace/grill
breakfast is included with most rates and lunch/dinner is offered with a international menu from retired french chef Christophe his wife Natalia a local Costa Rican
Interaction with Guests
We interact and care about our guests respecting their time and space
Family run and homemade cooking!
El Salto Ecolodge is a private family retreat, healthy, tranquil (no cars, no tv no noise) Eco-friendly mountain lodge that makes you feel at home!
Clean private rooms with private or shared bathrooms and breathtaking views of our waterfall El Salto de la Novia, the Cachi lake, and national park mountain range ! we offer tasty homemade brews, fresh baked breads scones and of course extrexme or family tours with Real Life Adventures
We accommodate from singles to groups of 14
our first priority is to make you feel relaxed and secure then we guide you to different activities
in the area.
We’re located only an hour from the hustle and bustle of San Jose, in the lush, beautiful Orosi Valley. The valley is surrounded by jungles, farms, coffee plantations, secret hot springs and quaint authentic Costa Rican towns.
Come watch for exotic birds from one of our 3 outdoor terraces overlooking the valley of Orosi while hearing nothing but the rushing sound of the 300 ft drop El Salto de la Novia waterfall only 200 meters from our doorstep.
We are located in a paradise like valley called Orosi on the edge of the mountains with amazing views !!
Getting from San Jose to Cartago / Paraíso…
From San Jose you have 2 options. You can:
1) Take a bus from San Jose to Paraíso, and then from Paraíso you can take a taxi directly to us. The bus from San Jose to Paraíso runs every hour from downtown San Jose (across from the Plaza de la Democracia in Av. Central and Calle 15) and goes through San Pedro to Cartago and then to Paraíso. This bus does NOT run on Sundays.
2) Take a bus to Cartago (Lumaca bus station located in Calle 5 and Av. 10), and then take a bus to Cachi. The bus to Cachi passes nearby our street.
***There are also buses that run from Cartago to Paraiso frequently. You could also take a bus from Cartago to Paraiso and then take a taxi from Paraiso following the “Getting from Paraiso to El Salto Inn…“ directions below.
Get off the bus at the second major stop in town, next to the Iglesia de los Padres Capuchinos, walk to the end of the block and turn LEFT for the bus stop to Cachi. Tell the bus driver, “El Salto de la Novia Cascada.”
Getting from Paraiso to El Salto Inn…
Whether you are on the bus from Cartago riding through Paraiso on to El Salto Inn, or if you are directing a taxi driver from Paraiso to El Salto Inn, the directions and things to look out for are the same.
If you are in a taxi, start by telling the driver “El Salto de la Novia Cascada, abajo de Mirador Ujarras” (Ujarras is pronounced OO-HA-RAS). Whether you are on a bus or in a taxi, about 10 minutes after leaving Paraiso on your right hand side you will see the Mirador Ujarras, a lookout point/ national park with a restaurant on one side and a hill with picnic benches on the other. About 100 metres after you will see 2 houses on the right side again, one yellow and one pink (with Egyptian decorations and pharoh figures on the gate). About 45 seconds later you will see a lesser maintained road on the right hand side. If you are the bus you will pull the string and get off here and continue on foot. Turn right onto this road (or tell your taxi driver, “Ir a la derecha” and continue down about 200 metres to the bottom. On your right side again you will see a dirt mound/partial roadblock with a “El salto ecolodge” sign in it, turn right again. The house is located on this road about 350 metres further. We are the first and only white gate on your left.ring bell Continue down the driveway to parking area
Other Things to Note
Beautiful staring nights in one of our terrace beside a warm bonfire, sharing with other guests stories about trips, places to vistit and adventures, listening to music, playing games or having dinner.
Everyone deserve respect, we all are humans.please smoke outside the rooms
We just spend one night in El Salto Economy Lodge on our way from the Caribbean to the Pacific Cost, but it was a very pleasant experience. Our room was basic but with a private bathroom and an amazing view, overlooking the valley and the waterfall. Manuel is a great host and an excellent chef. He has gotten around quite a bit himself and has good tips what to see and to do in the area. Definitely worth staying a couple of days!
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Christoph is the best, and the location is amazingly beautiful and peaceful.
El Salto Inn is a simple, personal and cosy place. It is a little bit like getting into somebody’s private home. The view and the location is absolutely stunning and it is a good place to have your “base camp” when you visit the beautiful Orosi Valley.
Manuel is a happy host and a kitchen enthusiast; brewing his own beer and cooking meals that wont leave you hungry. He is also a terrific guide and helped us to get the most of our stay in Orosi. He can guide you to which hot springs that are the best and which horseback riding tours that gives you most bang for the buck and so on.
I can recommend El Salto Inn if you like the simple, rustic and personal rather than the fancy and correct.
Nice view, warm welcome and very good breakfast. We had a nice stay at the El Salto Inn. Thank you!
We had a short stay at El Salto Inn, just 2 nights. We actually got a free upgrade to the family room, because they were fully booked. No problem at all, because the view from that room on the waterfall was great!
The place was as described, although we did find the room a bit chilly and drafty. The windows and patiodoor didn't close well and with all the rain in the days we were there, the room felt a bit moist. We did spot some tiny ants in the bedroom and bathroom, so it could have been cleaner.
El Salto Inn is a good place to meet other travellers, from all over the world. But you can totally do your own thing if you want too, nobody expects you to act social if you don't feel like it. The host (Manuel) was really friendly and fun, he makes a good dinner and great pancakes for breakfast! :)
There are lots of things in the area you can do/visit. We drove up to Irazu volcano, which is quite close. The Orosi valley is perfect for a little drive-around too. For us, it was a good stop in between the Pacific&Carribean coast.
I personally would prefer a basic room at El Salto Inn any time to a four star hotel. The view from our room was just breathtaking. Perfect place to watch an early sunrise from your bed because of european jetlag. It was such a relaxed Place. Beautiful common rooms, Manuel served us very tasty Breakfast and gave us loads of useful information. Great for Birdwatching too. Thanks Manuel - still traveling through Cousta Rica and missing your place.
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About the Host, El Salto Eco Lodge
Close to the Irazu volcano we are A Family run Guest House earthship with a dream of making a new community with natural ingredients ! from building materials to the food we eat and water we drink!!
The priority is to make our guests feel relaxed and comfortable your hosts Christophe French, US and Now Costa rican resident and his wife Natalia CR native
will serve you a healthy breakfast and can also cook you dinner with the freshest ingredients from local farms and respect special diets like vegies or gluten free we offer a exclusive private tour of the 200 meter tall waterfall El Salto and to the first church of Costa Rica amongst the farm field which we were granted access to finish at a secret spring hole for a dive in you wish !!