El Salto is a gated earthship nested in the private canyon with a waterfall view, perfectly located in the center of Costa Rica between both Pacific and Caribbean coasts amongst tropical palm trees and itabos. The earthship is perched high up in the Cartago mountains and offers stunning views of Lake Cachi and the tallest waterfall in the gorgeous Orosi Valley, the 300 meters-tall El Salto, rushing within sight. The property has a unique serenity and atmosphere that only El Salto can have. It was built to promote a closer and more intimate relationship between us and our biodiverse environment. Completely self-sustained on renewable energy, this innovative earthship's purpose is to make guests feel relaxed and comfortable while promoting a sustainable lifestyle in a natural reserve and bird sanctuary. In this location, you can cook with ingredients from the freshest local farms and with herbs right from the tropical garden, spot fascinating wildlife such as oropendola and iguanas, as well as be connected to many sites and adventures of the surrounding GMO-free Orosi Valley and beyond. We are the foot of the Irazu and Turrialba volcanoes, where many adventures await - hike down to the waterfall and Ujarras farmlands, enjoy secret springs in the coffee plantations, go horseback riding, biking, white-water rafting or zip-line between active volcanoes. Adventures are plenty, but the peace one finds on the tropical grounds is the finest feature. You'll find free wifi, hammocks, a solar-powered hot tub, a lounge area for watching movies and an herb garden. We offer a full kitchen, a games room and 24-hour reception with information about tours, special events and workshops. Kids are welcome - this is a family-friendly property with a dream of building a new lifestyle based on elegant living and natural resources. We welcome you and look foward to meeting you and making your stay a memorable one!
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 bedroom, 5 bathroom, earthship, stunning waterfall/mountain/lake view
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 17, 2017
What makes this Villa unique
Waterfall view, mountain valley view, eco-tourism, balconies and free wifi
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A couple of days in paradise
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at El Salto Lodge. Christophe was very kind and gave our elderly parents a ride down the steep drive, and gave us a ride to the grocery store. The view is amazing. The beds are comfortable. We had the benefit of renting the entire lodge and was perfect for our large family. We loved the hot tub too. Definitely recommend; was perfect midway point between Caribbean and Pacific coast stays.
Suzie and Family were so nice !
I love it when guest enjoy the house and have a good time with their family.
Having built a small paradise, bird sanctuary and self sufficient house.
Having guests is the way to really test it, i always keep and extra bed in case my guests have extra people, which sometimes do, so they feel more comfortable.
Thank you Suzie