El Toucanet Lodge

Lodge in Santa María de Dota

This country lodge is perched at 1850m and offers rustic hardwood cabins with nice views of Valle de Dotas. A fire in 2017 burned down the restaurant, and now meals are taken in a lackluster reception area. Still, the surrounding cloud forest is excellent for birdwatching, with the resplendent quetzal and the namesake toucanet regularly sighted here.

Drive east from Santa María or turn off the Interamericana at Km 58.