My family and I will never forget our stay at Volcán Turrialba Lodge. Just getting to the lodge was an adventure, driving up into the mountains and finally arriving at the quaint lodge, where we were received warmly by the staff. The antique fire wood stoves in the rooms are beautiful and quite necessary as the night got colder. There are a number of different tours available on horse or by foot, but we decided to do our own exploring around the property, which is extensive and lusciously green. Breakfast was amazing, all the ingredients were fresh and local, and the coffee is the best I've ever had. There is a great opportunity for bird watchers here, there is a large variety that inhabit the surrounding areas, including the majestic quetzal. We were lucky enough to sight one from a window in the restaurant. The first morning was foggy and rainy but our second day there was beautiful and we were able to see the Volcano's smoke plume in all its glory. I highly recommend this lodge for those seeking a close up and personal Costa Rican experience.