At Cedrela we want to show the authenticity of our area; the great connection we have with the earth, which we take advantage of and preserve, value and care for. The opportunity to connect and to be able to communicate is what we want to show our visitors, the essence of who we are, what has motivated us to seek this tranquility and magical peace. Peace that can be found in every corner of the property, that gives us the possibility of connecting with those around us and feeling alive, close to nature.
In Dota, you can find the district of Copey, where the Lodge its located. This is characterized by being a district with extensive vegetation. According to the Holdridge Life Zones, the premontane forest (1000-2000 m s. n. n.) and the montane forest (2000-3000 m s. n. m.) can be found in this area. This type of vegetation corresponds to the Cloud Forest of the Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica. Due to these diverse characteristics, the district is home to about 60% of the protected wildlife areas of Los Santos. Within the areas, are the Los Quetzales National Park, Los Santos Forest Reserve and Las Vueltas Biological Reserve. In addition, the canton of Dota is within the Savegre Biosphere Reserve, which is an international category of conservation by UNESCO. Cedrela, located in Copey, is 1900 m s. n. m., in a strip of altitudinal vegetation where the premontane forest (1000–2000 m) and the montane forest (2000–3000 m) limit. In our reserve, oaks (Quercus spp.) are the arboreal species that dominate the landscape. However, a wide variety of species can be found from medium and high elevations that increase the diversity of the site.
Plan de Desarrollo Turístico Zona de Los Santos. Cantones de Tarrazú, Dota, León
Cortés. Provincia de San José. ICT 2012-2016. Available at:
La vegetación de Costa Rica: Su diversidad, estado actual de conservación y su potencial para el desarrollo de Costa Rica. Por Luis A. Fournier. Available at: http://www.mag.go.cr/congreso_agronomico_ix/A01-1277-16.pdf
La UNESCO declaró a Savegre como nueva reserva de la biosfera para Costa Rica. Gobierno de Costa Rica. Available at: