I was invited to stay two nights in a wood cabin at the Hotel Rio Perlas Resort and Spa near Cartago, Costa Rica. It’s about 1.5 hours from San Jose, close enough for a weekend trip for locals, but far enough from the city to know you’re out in nature.
The grounds are pretty amazing, there’s several different types of rooms to choose from. We picked the wood cabin at the top of the property, a little hike from reception, but well worth the seclusion. All we could hear was the rushing water from the waterfalls and stream and the sounds of the rain forest.
There’s a pool, spa, two restaurants, a bar, and miles of hiking trails. Just a short walk from our cabin we started on a one mile round trip hike following the river upstream. Unfortunately we didn’t see any animals, but it was a nice hike in the rain forest.
It was a very relaxing time here, so nice to be out in nature and just hike, nap, and unwind. If you’re looking for a quiet trip not too far from San Jose, come check it out!