Casa Mariposa Nature Lodge

"A Little Refuge for the Soul~~" 


Casa Mariposa Nature Lodge caters to an international clientele  providing  homey down-to-earth lodging at the trail heads to Chirripo National Park, Cloud Bridge Nature Reserve, and the many rural and highland byways of San Gerardo Valley.  Casa Mariposa is designed to be a comfortable base camp for nature lovers, birders, mountain trekkers and those seeking tranquility and restoration surrounded by nature.   Mariposa offers a fully equipped kitchen for guest use complete with complimentary local coffee, tea, milk, sugar, cooking oil and spices for your use. 

Our guests have their choice of rooms with private or shared bath. Each room is unique, some built right into the granite hillside of Costa Rica´s highest mountain, others situated among the tree-tops.  See room choices here.

Shared restrooms are spotless and provide on-demand  heated showers.
A large private tub is available for a hot soak after your day out in nature.


The Casa´s atrium trail meanders up the hillside to the mirador with hammocks & views of the dramatic Talamanca mountain range and overlooking the San Gerardo Valley. Creekside trails lead to the hidden waterfalls and shady patios.  It is also a prime highland birding spot!

The common living area is a lively and comfortable gathering place for travelers.  The living space offers a book trade library, birding and naturalist reference guides, local/national travel guides, games, phone and internet terminal.  Reception services are provided from 2pm to 8pm and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to help you plan day hikes to explore the mountains, valleys, river walks or Chirripo. 

Casa Mariposa Nature Lodge provides parking, travel information, park reservation advice, and free luggage storage (with a two night minimum stay), as well as laundry service, free hat/glove/fleece loans (that mountain is cold!), and walking sticks. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Casa Mariposa's Grounds

Contact us/Reserve by Email

Reception 2pm to 8pm


Phone (506) 2742-5037

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