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Origins Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge in Upala, Alajuela. It is located at the foothills between two volcanoes, Miravalles and Tenorio, in northern Costa Rica. The Lodge offers guests a peaceful and natural experience, mixing comfort with the beauty of the outdoors. It is known for its breathtaking 180-degree view over the lowlands as far as Lake Nicaragua.

At Origins Lodge, guests can stay in one of six cabins or in a luxury villa, each seamlessly nestled within nature. With sustainability as a cornerstone of its operations, the Lodge meticulously researched and analyzed the impact of every aspect to ensure the best for the environment.

It is a place where biodiversity (25% of Costa Rican bird species can be viewed here) and nature meet you at every step, and where comfort and luxury unknowingly help you relax and unwind.

Their story

Origins Lodge, now owned by a French entrepreneur, began as a private residence. The story unfolds with the owner purchasing the property sight unseen, captivated by its breathtaking views through photographs. Upon his first visit, he was inspired to transform it into something special while also preserving a significant expanse of primary rainforest.

Every aspect, from design to operation, was meticulously planned to ensure the highest level of sustainability and its blending with luxurious comfort. Read more about them here.

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Sustainability actions

Lowest impact construction and operation

Highest level of energy efficiency

Pioneer in waste management

Using organic and chemical-free products

Actively protects nature and community

  • Self-guided trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Bird-watching tours (25% of Costa Rican bird species can be seen here)
  • Oro waterfall hike
  • Sustainability tour
  • Night walk
  • Medicinal plants tour
  • Farm tour
  • Lagoon fishing
  • Spa and yoga classes

Most Popular Activities nearby

  • Rio Celeste waterfall hike, one of the most beautiful Costa Rican waterfalls
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, the home of caimans and iguanas
  • Chocolate tour
  • Hanging bridges hike in Tenorio National Park
  • Tapir Valley Nature Reserve
  • Huella Verde trails and Miravalles volcano hike
  • Zip-lining, tubing, rafting, and kayaking in Rio Celeste, Rio Tenorio, or Rio Frío

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Best time to visit Origins Lodge

  • Dry season in North Costa Rica starts around mid-February and lasts until mid-May. If you want to enjoy this place the sunniest it can be, visit between these dates.
  • The humidity in Costa Rica is high all year around. Origins Lodge is located in the corridor of volcanoes: Miravalles and Tenorio. You should expect a couple of degrees lower compared to coastal areas.
  • Smaller showers or thunderstorms can be expected all year around, so please be prepared.

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