Why stay at Hotel Suria

Suria Hotel de Montaña, offers you 20 rooms built in an area of great scenic beauty, surrounded by mountains that shelter one of the most spectacular cloud forests of Costa Rica, the San Gerardo de Dota Valley. Our rooms, delicately conditioned, blend in perfectly in this delicate and unique environment, respecting the surrounding nature. The area of San Gerardo de Dota is a pristine area, where development has been very careful, avoiding mass tourism like the one that has happened in other destinations. Endless tropical cloud forests, mountains, rivers and evergreen valleys await for you. It also borders the Los Quetzales National Park, which in turn is connected to the endless region of cloud forests and tropical jungles of the Los Santos Forest Reserve. Welcome also to one of the world`s best birding getaways.

Hotel Suria

Our Mountain Hotel

You can enjoy the beautiful and unparalleled nature of the cloud forest from the peaceful terrace of your room, from where you can also admire the sunrise at dawn and the beautiful sunsets at the end of the day. The exuberance of the flora and fauna of one of the richest regions of the world in the palm of your hand. We offer cozy and rustic mountain rooms. San Gerardo de Dota is a destination that can be perfectly combined with other destinations in Costa Rica, such as the beautiful area of the South Pacific, Uvita, Dominical, as well as the striking Osa Peninsula. We are conveniently located in a key, unique area, which we believe you should visit if you are looking for unique destinations in the world. Our hotel also offers you spacious and interesting and colorful garden, a newly remodeled restaurant and café and the service and attention of a family run business.

San Gerardo

Hidden along the Savegre River Valley near Los Quetzales National Park, there is a paradise called San Gerardo de Dota. It is located only 85 kilometers from the capital, San José, very close to the southern Interamerican highway. Travelers come here attracted by the cloud forest that surrounds this region, which is home to quetzals, one of the most beautiful birds in the world. In this area you can observe quetzals throughout the year, and you can also see a lot of other birds. Its topography offers a unique opportunity for hiking in the mountains and reconnecting with nature. Another great attraction is the variety of tours that can be done. Savegre, considered the cleanest river in Costa Rica, runs through this area and its waterfall is a mandatory stop for visitors.

Dotas Birding


If you are interested in great bird watching, or a cozy and romantic Honeymoon in the misty cold cloud forests, then our lodge is definitely a great place to stay. Our Tours include guided birding tours, hiking adventures, horseback riding and more, or you can also simply stay in your room or terrace and watch birds in our property. An Owl tour will take you in search of some local Owl species including the Costa Rican Pygmy Owl. Other option is to explore Los Quetzales National Park, whether adventure or birding, enjoying the landscape or taking a tour to observe a good number of endemic species of plants that are found up in the paramo, above 3,000 meters, we are your gateway. We can find the perfect tour for you while staying at our hotel. San Gerardo de Dota has been categorized as one fo the places for birders to visit before they die. The endemic species and the abundance of some rare species attract visitors from around the world.